Mar 6, 2024 | Boating News

6 Reasons to Choose Golden Vanity for Your DofE Gold Award

Embarking on the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award is a transformative journey, and at First Class Sailing, we are excited to offer a unique and enriching experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Imagine earning your Gold Award while sailing the seas on the iconic 1908 classic yacht, Golden Vanity. Here are 6 reasons why you should choose Golden Vanity for your DofE Gold Award:

Historic Sailing Experience

Step on-board Golden Vanity, a classic wooden yacht with a rich history originally crafted for the renowned artist Arthur Briscoe.

Life Skills Development

Our residential at sea programme isn’t just about sailing; it’s a journey that fosters teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Navigating the challenges of life on the water will undoubtedly shape your character.

Character Building

Living and working together on the sea builds resilience and instils a sense of responsibility—essential elements of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Sailors emerge not just with a certificate but with a strengthened character.

RYA Competent Crew Qualification

As you navigate the waves, seize the opportunity to gain an RYA Competent Crew qualification, and complete the National Historic Ships UK, Traditional Seafarer Introductory Course simultaneously. Enhance your skills and confidence in handling a sailing vessel under expert guidance.

All-Inclusive Package

Your 5-day, 4-night adventure includes everything you need—accommodation on-board, delicious meals, sailing instruction, RYA Competent Crew qualification, mooring fees, fuel, gas, and even the use of wet weather gear. We’ve got you covered from bow to stern.

Perfect Blend of Adventure

Golden Vanity offers the perfect blend of adventure, combining the thrill of historic sailing with the challenges and excitement of life at sea. It’s not just a journey; it’s an exhilarating experience.


So, choosing Golden Vanity for your DofE Gold Award isn’t just a decision; it’s a commitment to a journey that will shape your character, build skills, and create memories to last a lifetime. Book your spot now and set sail on the adventure of a lifetime!

Choose from our upcoming dates, including 23-27 March, 2-6 April, 7-11 April, and 19-23 August. Plan your DofE adventure around your schedule.

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