We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Challenge Wales

20 Glebe Street, Penarth CF64 1EE, Wales
+44 29 2070 4657
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A trip to remember!

Two weeks of sailing with Challenge Wales as part of the Tall Ships Races 2017 was one of the best... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
Jo F
A weekend of sailing to Lundy Island

An amazing trip with a brilliant crew. Challenge Wales really did provide a fantastic experience... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
alifromthevali
,
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Read all 12 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Set sail on Wales' Tall Ship and round-the-world yacht, Challenge Wales. Get involved in all aspects of sailing regardless of your experience. Ideal big boat sailing days as a gift, perfect for teambuilding, ideal for watching wildlife. For individuals, couples, families and work colleagues or small groups. Home port is Penarth Marina (near Cardiff Bay, South Wales). Waterproofs and food provided. Challenge Wales is a youth charity so all adult voyages helps contribute to a bursary scheme which young people aged 12 - 25 years can tap into if eligible.
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crew” (5 reviews)
“races” (2 reviews)
“mainland” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
20 Glebe Street, Penarth CF64 1EE, Wales
CONTACT
Website
+44 29 2070 4657
Write a ReviewReviews (12)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"crew"
in 5 reviews
"races"
in 2 reviews
"mainland"
in 2 reviews
"sail"
in 8 reviews
"skiing"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 12 reviews

Reviewed August 26, 2017

Two weeks of sailing with Challenge Wales as part of the Tall Ships Races 2017 was one of the best experiences I've ever had! We sailed from Halmstad (Sweden) through the Baltic Sea to Tallinn (Estonia) and finally to Kotka in Finland. The crew were...More

1  Thank Jo F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 19, 2017

An amazing trip with a brilliant crew. Challenge Wales really did provide a fantastic experience and got us all involved with the sailing. Lundy island is a must see and what better way to visit than by dropping anchor and then being transported by rhib...More

1  Thank alifromthevali
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 28, 2016

A fabulous day's sail in the Bristol Channel aboard Challenge Wales, shooting through the waves on a good wind at some speed, guided by the experienced crew! Certainly got the blood pumping - and a lovely lunch provided as well :) Thank you - hope...More

Thank kerryrees
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A long held ambition of mine had always been to learn to sail but waiting lists were long and costs expensive! Now I'm a volunteer on a 22 meter Round the World yacht and regularly sail, with other crew members, on Wales' largest sail training...More

Thank Red_robbo31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We are part of an island nation and the sea is in our genes. Challenge Wales provides an unique opportunity to experience BIG boat sailing and to get a feel for what it would be like to sail around the world. A minimal commitment is...More

Thank PitPony99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Challenge Wales provides the opportuity for young people to experience new sensations and develop new skills and responsibilites working with others in sailing a 72' racing yacht which has been around the world twice. It also provides opportunities for older folk (like me) to do...More

Thank LindaO165_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I've been a volunteer crew for couple years now. It's absolutely amazing. I do it mainly for the sailing aspect of it (being sailing instructor, you would be suprised how little I actually sail). On longer trips, it's very rewarding to see how everybody progresses,...More

Thank Robert M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Sailing on Challenge Wales is a must do for sailors and non-sailors alike! You can be as involved with sailing their 72ft ex-round-the-world racing yacht as you like, even if it's just acting as ballast! The crew on board are all volunteers but are very...More

1  Thank Snozzcumber
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Wind fills the sails , the breeze in your hair, your hands hold the helm as the white surf speeds past ... Exhilarating...watching the waves as the moon cross a clear starry sky........earlier in the night you woke in the dark , raised from your...More

1  Thank MormunyddDragon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a few months since we spent a day on Challenge Wales but having seen her again on Cardiff Bay last week I was prompted to give her a mention. Even for me (a complete novice and water phobic) this was a fun day out,...More

1  Thank bevandgraham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Penarth
Glendale Hotel
116 reviews
.50 km away
Cefn Mably Hotel
15 reviews
1.23 km away
The Manor House Hotel
179 reviews
1.80 km away
The St. David's Hotel
4,181 reviews
2.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Busy Teapot
211 reviews
.04 km away
Bar 44
434 reviews
.16 km away
Blue Pelican Cafe
225 reviews
.12 km away
The Windsor
205 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Penarth Pier Pavilion
384 reviews
.85 km away
Glass By Design
34 reviews
.55 km away
The Golden Lion
41 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
MandRose2014
July 19, 2017|
Answer
Response from VickyWH | Property representative |
Challenge Wales sails around Flat Holm and Steep Holm. For details on Flat Holm visit the Cardiff Harbour website as they manage Flat Holm.
0
Votes