This is a unique opportunity to complete your Duke of Edinburgh award mainly being the gold award in sailing locally here in Bermuda. Not only would there be no cost of flights, you would be supporting a local family run sailing centre who’s aim is not only to increase sailing on Harrington Sound for all ages and abilities but has a specific aim for ages over 16 years to take to the water of Harrington Sound and learn or refine their sailing skills.
The 13-day package includes 9 days of intensive training to cover the RYA Start Sailing Level 1, Basic Skills Level 2, skills refresher day, seamanship skills and day sailing. Participants will receive logbooks and certificate will be issued on each successful completion. The last four days will be a 4 day sailing adventurous journey exploration on Harrington where they will put their newly learnt skills into practice. They will be involved in camping out on Paget Island in the evening and where a residential project will be carried out.
Age: 16- 24 years
Ability: No Experience Necessary
Interest/Registration has been shown to the Bermuda Duke of Edinburgh Award Office, by emailing [email protected]
Duration: 13 Days
Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:6
Location: Bermuda, Harrington Sound
Minimum Group Size: 4*
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum Total Booking Capacity: 12
A sample itinerary for our 13 day Duke of Edinburgh Gold Adventurous Journey Program which can change slightly depending on weather and group sizes/ages
|Day 1||RYA Dinghy Level 1|
|Day 2||RYA Dinghy Level 1|
|Day 3||RYA Dinghy Level 2|
|Day 4||RYA Dinghy Level 2|
|Day 5||RYA Seamanship Skills|
|Day 6||RYA Seamanship Skills|
|Day 7||RYA Day Sailing Course (Route Planning, etc)|
|Day 8||RYA Day Sailing Course|
|Day 9||Reserve/Practice Day|
|Day 10||Gold Residential Sailing Trip|
|Day 11||Gold Residential Sailing Trip|
|Day 12||Gold Residential Sailing Trip|
|Day 13||Gold Residential Sailing Trip|
We provide the boats, buoyancy aid, water refill station (Please bring your own water bottle for refilling, No Cups will be provided)
Prices start from $580/ per person
4 to 6 people- $946/ per person
9 to 11 people- $695/ per person
12 people- $580/ per person
This price includes all equipment, tuition and 3 UV Long Sleeve Shirts each. It does not include accommodation or food.
Before Booking, please check with Karen or Fiona at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Office Bermuda that you are eligible for the current years gold program. You can email them at [email protected]
If you have any questions at all and would like to speak to our team, please call or email us at [email protected].
Alternatively, please click the button below to be taken through to our booking pages where you can find out information about dates and availability.
“Great sailing center in a beautiful location and with amazing instructors and friendly team, I highly recommend!”
My son and I were total novices and took the RYA Level 1 course over two days at the end of September, coached by Adriana. Little did we know that she was a world level expert in Laser sailing. What we can say is that she was a brilliant teacher. We had two fantastic days out on Harrington Sound, and in spite of a few flip overs, particularly with our gybing when the wind picked up - Adriana made us feel that this was completely normal and gave us great tips to sort it out. A lovely family run business, super friendly, terrific location - I could think of no better place to learn how to sail - can't wait to do the Level 2.
“5 star to U Sail Bermuda. Great place to learn to sail. I’ve received my RYA Dinghy Level 2 certificate. Affordable rates for the weekend Learn to Sail for both Level 1 and Level 2. I am a pure beginner, so I like how they are in Harrington Sound with minimal boat traffic and it’s really just me trying to figure out where the wind is. They are all about safety so- someone is overlooking the water watching with a safety boat ready to go if required when you do boat hire (like I did after I’ve received my Level 2). Looking forward to hiring paddleboards and doing some windsurfing lessons with them. Overall, always received great service. All the instructors are very personable- Naphali, Donavin, Jonny and Thomas- Thank you for letting me achieve one of my bucket list.”
"Our group of 6 ladies had a fabulous time on an introductory course. Just great fun, learned lots but also had lots of giggles. The U Sail team were fabulous. I’m hooked!"
“Had 2 fabulous mornings of WASZP foiling lessons with Aaron, learned a ton and had a fabulous time. I can't say enough great things about U Sail Bermuda, wonderful staff, great service, beautiful location on Harrington Sound, and the boats are in top condition with plenty of spares if things break. I'll be definitely be booking more sessions the next time we're in Bermuda.”
“Great session learning to windsurf so much fun!!! Defo coming back for more!! Great instructor & team!!”
“This is such a fun way to get on the water and sail, just for fun! We had three generations out on the water together, laughing the whole time. Excellent team, and a surprisingly affordable price.”