Sail on board

Sail on board logoHave you got the spirit of adventure? Are you looking for your next challange? Then why not take a sail training voyage and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!

Commercial Director of Sail Training International, Paul Thompson, can tell that the Sail on Board programme is intended to promote the activity of Sail Training at any time of the year, not only The Tall Ships Races.

  • Here you will find the full list of ships with avaliable berths for the next 12 months.

Sail training - a helpfull tool

Sail training is an adventure activity for people of all ages and abilities. It includes instruction in all aspects of sailing but its purpose goes far, far beyond this.

- The empahis is on young people, but those over 25 are also encouraged to have a sail training experience. Fort the vessel operators this helps to fill the voyages, particulaly outside of school holidays, says Thompson.

Sail training uses the experience of being at sea principally as a means to help people learn about themselves, discover hidden strengths and talents and understand the value of working as a team. In some programmes today it forms the setting for much wider aspects of education at sea.

Most sail training vessels are owned and operated by charities or foundations, schools or universities, governments or other institutions. They generally seek to reflect the breadth of social backgrounds in society at large in the crews they attract.

How to sail on board

Many have funding programmes to subsidise the participation of those who could otherwise not afford it. Some also run special programmes for those with physical, mental or social difficulties.

The cost of sail training differs from one organisation or ship or country to another. Many ships take all nationalities so it is worth trying organisations and ships based in different countries from your own. Bursaries and funding is available through Sail Training International and many of the National Sail Training Organisations so contact them directly to find out more.

For more information do read or see more under the following points.

  • Visit our Sail on Board page for details of Tall Ships looking for trainees during the next 12 months



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