The yachts sail all along the South Coast of England and across to France and the Channel Islands on six-day voyages. Sailing a large ocean-going yacht is one of the most exciting adventures that you can have.

It's not just the sailing that is the adventure but there is usually time to visit lively seaside ports like Weymouth and quiet anchorages with unspoilt sandy beaches (perfect for barbecues).

If you are over 16 you will probably visit small French ports like Honfleur or St Vaast that the ferries can't reach, putting the romance and adventure back into crossing the Channel. Sitting in a French cafe with your fellow crew is even better if you've sailed there.