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Become a trainee crew member on board Tall Ship Maybe and have an adventure to remember this summer. Sailing with young people from across the UK, and Ireland, become the crew of a traditional tall ship sailing the North coast of Ireland, Game of Thrones territory!
This voyage qualifies for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential and Gaisce President’s Award Ireland.
Voyage age restriction between the ages of 15 – 18.
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If you would like to book a place on this voyage, please leave your details and someone will get back to you to provide booking information.
On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage.
Learn about teamwork, leadership whilst learning skills in sailing a traditional tall ship. There will plenty of opportunities to visit some secluded and isolated towns and bays, maybe have a bonfire on the beach or cool off in the fresh ocean water. Whatever happens on this trip, you will make new friends, learn new skills and make memories that will last forever.
This voyage begins in Derry/Londonderry, where you will first set eyes on TS Maybe and meet the other trainees. You may join the boat as strangers, but you will leave as family! With 4 permanent crew on board to guide you on your voyage. Following safety briefs and unpacking it will be time to set sail on your adventure. Where you will go on this voyage will depend on the wind and weather conditions. Sailing the North coast of Ireland is full of breath-taking scenery, and the opportunity to visit Rathlin Island. Amidst the rugged landscape of this beautiful island, let your mind wander and discover a tranquillity and beauty that is so unexpected.
You will be fully immersed into every aspect of sailing and living on board a traditional Tall Ship. Set the sails, take the helm, cook delicious meals in the galley, learn seamanship skills and help to keep the vessel ship shape and Bristol fashion!
Belfast, Northern Ireland