The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in sailing are delivered by Pembrokeshire Cruising RYA Sailing School. With 25 years of experience we have been training youngsters and adults in both the RYA Sailing School courses and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. We have a small, dedicated team of instructors whom are driven by enthusiasm for sailing. We operate within strict safety guidelines, which are strictly adhered to by our instructors.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in sailing offers a unique opportunity for young people to learn and then practice new skills in a different environment. Efficient and safe sailing is only achieved by teamwork. The yacht will be sailed entirely by the students, together with meal preparation, cleaning and maintenance. A unique Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards experience.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Gold Residential

Duration: 5 Days

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards 5 Day Residential course is designed for both newcomers and those who have sailed previously. We deliver the fundamental skills and knowledge for personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship in a fun filled environment. Our ratio of 1 instructor to 5 students ensures plenty of attention to the development of individual students. This practical course is spent on board one of our modern yachts where you will not only complete the requirements for the Gold Residential Award but also the RYA Competent Crew certificate. By the end of the course you will be a confident and capable crew member.

N.B. Candidates need to 18 years of age at time of boarding. Candidates of 16 & 17 years of age will need to be accompanied by an appropriate adult. This is in compliance with RYA Safe Guarding Guidelines.