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   FOR DETAILS OF SWAN 67 (2017) CLICK HERE

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>FOR DETAILS OF SWAN 65 (2015) CLICK HERE

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FOR DETAILS OF SWAN 63 (2013) CLICK HERE

FOR DETAILS OF SWAN 62 (2012) CLICK HERE

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  • SWAN is named after the initial four areas taking part in the expedition, namely Shropshire, Winchester, Newton Abbott and Newtown.
  • SWAN is a week of sailing adventure on the Norfolk Broads every Easter.
  • SWAN is sailing from dawn to dusk on 70 miles of the rivers and broads, aboard good sailing yachts.
  • SWAN is cooking, eating and sleeping aboard the yacht.
  • SWAN is a different mooring every night.
  • SWAN is learning the ropes with friendly experienced crews.
  • SWAN is becoming an active part of a crew of 3-5 for a whole week.
  • SWAN is making friends with others from different parts of Great Britain.
  • SWAN is making progress in the Scout, and Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes.
  • SWAN is progressing year by year to become the skipper of an eight metre yacht.
  • SWAN is the complete Scouting experience.

The SWAN Norfolk Broads Sailing Expedition was founded in 1950 by ‘The Admiral’ Geoff Keighley (1924 – 2008). It now includes members from as far afield as Shropshire, Hampshire, Devon, Mid-Wales, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Sussex, Kent, Derbyshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Cumbria.

The expedition has always had a high standard of training, enabling people as young as 17 to become competent skippers of inland yachts on tidal waters.

The training scheme became more formalised in 1981 covering more than the requirements for the Royal Yachting Association (R.Y.A.) National Keelboat Certificate.