The Challenge Wales charity operates two sail training vessels Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and Adventure Wales.
Through the medium of sailing the organisation teaches young people, aged 12 – 25 years, life skills including teamwork & communication skills, leadership, decision making and planning as well as developing confidence and respect for others.
Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on young people and voyages have evidenced improvements in mental health and wellbeing. Challenge Wales offers Agored Cymru accreditation in Teamwork, Developing Confidence and an Environmental Project.
Plus is a DofE Approved Activity Provider and RYA Sailability Centre. Voyages last from 1 – 14 days and take place from South, West and North Wales as well as other parts of the UK and overseas. Bursary funding is often available to help subsidise the voyage costs.
No sailing experience is necessary to take part.
We have a variety of youth-work based (1 day) courses for our volunteers, which include:
• Working with Challenging Behaviour in Youth Work Settings.
• Working with young people who are NEET.
• Introduction to Coaching.
• Mentoring & Coaching.
• Engaging & Building Relationships.
• Managing Conflict with Assertiveness.
These were designed with our volunteer’s roles and our particular learning environment in mind, but are all transferable skills.
In addition, we have, can and will be hosting the following nautical courses:
• Sea Survival.
• VHF systems.
• Day Skipper Theory.
• Coastal Skipper Theory.
• First Aid.
We are happy to continue to include non-Challenge Wales personnel in these courses.
Other facilities available – Office: Classroom/meeting room with tea/coffee available, plasma screen, flipchart. Accommodates around 8 boardroom, 10 U-shaped, 8 classroom, 15 theatre style.
Room is on First Floor with no lift access.
Boat: can accommodate 8 – 10 around a table on our vessels (Vessel is moored up).
20 Glebe St
Telephone: 029 20 704 657