What is Sail Training?

What is Sail Training?

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When we say Sail Training, we don’t mean ‘learning to sail’.

Instead, we use the experience of sailing offshore as a part of a team to open up new skills, challenges and discovery.

You will meet new people and work together to set sails, steer, keep watch and even cook. You will need to take responsibility, communicate and work together to ensure a successful journey. You’ll gain in confidence and realise what you are capable of (and you’ll have great fun on the way)!

Sail Training – an adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Did you know?

You can take part in a Sail Training voyage even if you don’t have any previous sailing experience, as the staff on board will teach you everything you need to know. 

AdventureTeamworkDiscoveryExperience

When we say Sail Training, we don’t mean ‘learning to sail’.

Instead, we use the experience of sailing offshore as a part of a team to open up new skills, challenges and discovery.

You will meet new people and work together to set sails, steer, keep watch and even cook. You will need to take responsibility, communicate and work together to ensure a successful journey. You’ll gain in confidence and realise what you are capable of (and you’ll have great fun on the way)!

Sail Training – an adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Did you know?

You can take part in a Sail Training voyage even if you don’t have any previous sailing experience, as the staff on board will teach you everything you need to know. 

Across the fleet, in 2019 we had more than:

Across the fleet, in 2019 we had more than:

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What is Sail Training?

Picture this...

It’s just before six in the morning and you’ve been at the helm for the last hour, steering a 60 foot Tall Ship into the sunrise.

You can smell cooking from down below and your lookout has just spotted a pod of dolphins in the distance! The oncoming watch work together to put up more sail and soon you are amongst them.  

After watching and calling to the dolphins, you head down below for breakfast, confident that your crew mates will keep the boat safe while you get some well-deserved sleep.

Who would have thought that a week ago you had never set foot on a boat, let alone knew how to sail?  This is what Sail Training is all about – together you will meet the challenge of the sea. 

What is Sail Training?

Picture this...

It’s just before six in the morning and you’ve been at the helm for the last hour, steering a 60 foot Tall Ship into the sunrise.

You can smell cooking from down below and your lookout has just spotted a pod of dolphins in the distance! The oncoming watch work together to put up more sail and soon you are amongst them.  

After watching and calling to the dolphins, you head down below for breakfast, confident that your crew mates will keep the boat safe while you get some well-deserved sleep.

Who would have thought that a week ago you had never set foot on a boat, let alone knew how to sail?  This is what Sail Training is all about – together you will meet the challenge of the sea. 

Gallery

View some of our favourite pictures from past Sail Training Voyages. To view our full gallery, click here.

Gallery

View some of our favourite pictures from past Sail Training Voyages. To view our full gallery, click here.

Start your Adventure today.

Start your adventure

today.

Accessibility

While some Sail Training Vessels in the UK Sail Training fleet may not be accessible to wheelchair users, or some mobility aid users, some of them have experience sailing with disabled people who have specific impairment types. 

There’s a ship for almost everyone, including disabled people.

You can find out more information about which Vessels are accessible to disabled people on our Member Organisations page.

Accessibility

While some Sail Training Vessels in the UK Sail Training fleet may not be accessible to wheelchair users, or some mobility aid users, some of them have experience sailing with disabled people who have specific impairment types. There’s a ship for almost everyone, including disabled people.

You can find out more information about which Vessels are accessible to disabled people on our Member Organisations page.

Sail Training Impacts

Hover your mouse from left-to-right over the graphic to see how our Trainees felt before and after their first Sail Training Voyage.

Sail Training Impacts

Hover your mouse from left-to-right over the graphic to see how our Trainees felt before and after their first Sail Training Voyage 

Trainees (Young People)

Sail Training is an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. To start your own voyage, take a look at our Member Organisations page.

Parents

Our member organisations have an excellent safety record and provide fun, exhilarating voyages for 10,000 young people each year.

Group Leaders

Sail Training is a fantastic tool to instil confidence and team working skills into young people. Find out about outcomes and research results here.

Trainees (Young People)

Sail Training is an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. To start your own voyage, take a look at our Member Organisations page.

Parents

Our member organisations have an excellent safety record and provide fun, exhilarating voyages for 10,000 young people each year.

Group Leaders

Sail Training is a fantastic tool to instil confidence and team working skills into young people. Find out about outcomes and research results here.

THE

FLEET

About the fleet.

The UK Sail Training fleet is made up of a large variety of boats, from huge square-riggers to small yachts, from 100-year-old gaff cutters to round-the-world racing ships.

Once you have sailed with us you’ll want to keep coming back for more. Scroll to the bottom of our Member Organisations page to view a gallery of our Vessels.

THE

FLEET

About The Fleet

The UK Sail Training fleet is made up of a large variety of boats, from huge square-riggers to small yachts, from 100-year-old gaff cutters to round-the-world racing ships.

Once you have sailed with us you’ll want to keep coming back for more. Scroll to the bottom of our Member Organisations page to view a gallery of our Vessels.

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