International Exchanges

International Exchanges

Australian, UK and Canadian Flags
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PLEASE NOTE

The closing date for all applications is 07 February 2020. Interviews will take place in London on 20 February 2020.

If you’ve experienced the thrill and adventure of Sail Training in the UK and would like the opportunity to explore Sail Training in other continents, then you may be interested in the International exchanges that take place each year between Sail Training organisations in the UK, Canada, USA and Australia. 

The exchanges are organised by ASTO, the UK Sail Training national body, who invite people aged between 18 and 25 to apply to participate in the scheme and sail on the far side of the world! If you wish to be considered for the International Exchanges please follow the instructions below, specifically the Criteria for Participation and get your application in. 

If you’ve experienced the thrill and adventure of Sail Training in the UK and would like the opportunity to explore Sail Training in other continents, then you may be interested in the International exchanges that take place each year between Sail Training organisations in the UK, Canada, USA and Australia. 

The exchanges are organised by ASTO, the UK Sail Training national body, who invite people aged between 18 and 25 to apply to participate in the scheme and sail on the far side of the world! If you wish to be considered for the International Exchanges please follow the instructions below, specifically the Criteria for Participation and get your application in. 

Australia

This scheme is funded by ASTO and provides an opportunity to a British person who has sailed on a UK Sail Training vessel. The programme funds the successful trainee to travel to (and from) Australia and complete two consecutive 10 day voyages on the 44 metre Australian brigantine Young Endeavour. An Australian trainee, funded by the Australia-Britain Society (New South Wales), travels to the UK and sails on board an ASTO member’s square-rigger. The return ticket for the UK to Australia Exchange is open, giving the opportunity for extended travel, either prior to, or on completion of your voyage. All travel and subsistence before or after your exchange will be at your own expense.

Canada & The US

Canada & The US

The Canadian or US scheme is funded by the James Myatt Trust and is similar to the Australian scheme although the travel is organised for the purpose of the exchange only. This scheme usually funds two young people from the UK. This scheme is suitable for younger applicants but you’ll still find yourself in a position of responsiblity on board. 

PLEASE NOTE: All the exchange voyages normally take place during the summer, dependent on school, university or work commitments. We work with the successfull applicants to find suitable dates.

PLEASE NOTE: All the exchange voyages normally take place during the summer, dependent on school, university or work commitments. We work with the successfull applicants to find suitable dates.

Interested?

Continue below to find out if you are eligible for this fantastic opportunity. If you have any questions get in touch with [email protected]

Previous Experience

You must have participated in more than one voyage on a UK Sail Training vessel within two years prior to your application.

UK Citizenship

You must be a UK citizen and have a valid passport in order to successfully apply for one of ASTO's International Exchanges.

Age Requirement

You must be aged between 18 and 25 years at the date of voyage in order to be considered for one of our Exchange schemes.

Reference Needed

Your application must be supported by an a UK Sail Training member organisation (e.g. as a written reference).

Previous Experience

You must have participated in more than one voyage on a UK Sail Training vessel within two years prior to your application.

UK Citizenship

You must be a British citizen and have a valid passport in order to successfully apply for one of ASTO's International Exchanges.

Age Requirement

You must be aged between 18 and 25 years at the date of voyage in order to be considered for one of our Exchange schemes.

Reference Needed

Your application must be supported by an a UK Sail Training member organisation (e.g. as a written reference).

Further information

If your application is successful and you are chosen to go on an Exchange, you agree to produce an illustrated report of about 400 words, or video, or social media blog about your exchange experience, suitable for publication by ASTO. You should also be prepared to speak about your experience at an ASTO or ASTO-member function. Click the button opposite to read past illustrated reports from previous Exchange trips. 

Further information

If your application is successful and you are chosen to go on an Exchange, you agree to produce an illustrated report of about 400 words, or video, or social media blog about your exchange experience, suitable for publication by ASTO. You should also be prepared to speak about your experience at an ASTO or ASTO-member function. Click the button opposite to read past illustrated reports from previous Exchange trips. 

So, you meet the criteria... what's next?

In a letter to ASTO, explain why you feel you would be the best person to represent UK Sail Training overseas, and why you should be selected for one of the Exchange schemes. You must include the information opposite.

Send your application to ASTO, Unit 10 North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport PO12 1BP, or by email to [email protected] marking the application ‘International Exchange’. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Your Sail Training experience

Current age and date of birth

Details of supporting organisation(s)

Any unavailable dates for voyages

E-mail address and contact number

So, you meet the criteria... what's next?

In a letter to ASTO, explain why you feel you would be the best person to represent UK Sail Training overseas, and why you should be selected for one of the Exchange schemes. You must include the information below.

Send your application to ASTO, Unit 10 North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport PO12 1BP, or by email to [email protected] marking the application ‘International Exchange’. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Your Sail Training experience

Current age and date of birth

Details of supporting organisation(s)

Any unavailable dates for voyages

E-mail address and contact number