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Chicks Cross Channel Challenge

English Channel

  • Duration: Long weekend
  • Sailing
  • Top Trips
  • All ages / Not applicable
  • All year round

About this Adventure

The Chicks Cross Channel Sailing Challenge is available year-round. Bookings can be made for groups of 8 or more participants, but bust be in multiples of between 8 and 12 participants

Quick Facts

  • Guidance from professional Skippers
  • We run this trip all year around
  • Sail the Channel

More Information

About The Cross Channel Challenge
Watch the coast of Britain disappear and find yourself in the middle of the English Channel; the cross-channel challenge is one of the first offshore trips many sailors attempt. Learn sailing skills and work as part of a team under the expert guidance of fully-qualified skippers. This is no pleasure cruise. You will be the acting crew aboard your vessel and will be expected to get stuck in to all aspects of sailing upon the high seas. Your challenge will be hard work but great fun and the experience of a life time!
Why Book with Us
Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:
·         We are an established adventure travel business
·         We have been trading for since 2002
·         We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
·         Knowledgeable and available office staff
·         Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from en Nevis to mount Everest
·         All activities are risk assessed
·         We try to give you the best service we can
·         We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to facilitate it
·         We have many repeat clients stretching back many years


We normally run this trip over a weekend, Friday to Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us. Our itineraries vary and can often be adapted to suit the needs of the group but we're sure you will be aware that no-one can change the tides and the weather! One example of an itinerary might be:

Day 1 - Friday: Dinner on board and safety briefing with all the information for the trip ahead. After dinner – Leave the shore and go into the solent - and on to the channel

Day 2 - Saturday: Sail through the night and have breakfast on board. Lunchtime Saturday - Arrive in France. Explore the local town before heading back to Britain. Late afternoon - Head home after completing your challenge, tired but happy.

Day 3 - Sunday: Breakfast and homeward journey.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason.

Charity Information

How to book in support of CHICKS
The Chicks Cross Channel Sailing Challenge is available year-round. Bookings can be made for groups of 8 or more participants, but bust be in multiples of between 8 and 12 participants.
Fundraising for CHICKS
To do this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £199 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.
Self-Funding £199 registration fee at the time of booking £500 balance due 10 weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for CHICKS.
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge £199 registration fee at the time of booking £1000 minimum fundraising target 80% to be raised 10 weeks before departure. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to CHICKS 10 weeks before departure date.
*Select funding type in the “optional extras” when booking*
CHICKS provide respite breaks to disadvantaged children in the UK, giving them a week away from their circumstances where they can make positive childhood memories.


  • Professional event organisation.
  • RYA Registered Skipper
  • 1 nights twin room accommodation with breakfast. (Single rooms are available at a supplement of £45)
  • Lifejacket
  • Qualified First Aider


  • Travel to or from starting point (Portsmouth)
  • Evening Meals and Beverages
  • Personal bills
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Wet Weather Kit (available for a supplment of £45)

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