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Class C
Nationality United Kingdom
Year Built 1979
Rig Bm Schooner 2


  • Class: C
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Year built: 1979
  • Home port: Cardiff
  • Rig: Bm Schooner 2
  • Height: 16.5597839748291 m
  • Length of hull: 17.0505119740832 m
  • Entered by: Challenge Wales


  • Number of trainees: 10
  • Number of permanent crew: 4

Tall ship races and regattas


The 60ft two-masted schooner Adventure Wales, formerly named Ocean Venture, was built for adventure and over the years she has circumnavigated the world, won First in Class in the famous Round the Island Race, raced in numerous transatlantic activities (including the ARC) and taken part in the international Tall Ships Races. More recently she has been used in outreach work providing teamwork and leadership opportunities with disadvantaged people.

The new vessel will enable the Challenge Wales charity (which currently runs Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship) to expand its sail training activities into North Wales and strengthen the charity’s current activities in West Wales, Ireland and other ports around the UK. As the boat is slightly smaller than the larger Challenge Wales yacht she will be able to explore new ports, marinas and anchorages which were not possible in Challenge Wales enabling more young people to access sail training opportunities.