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Are You between the ages of 18 and 25?

If so you may be able to apply for help towards the cost of sailing training onboard Trinovante.

As part of SchoonerSail's ongoing commitment to young sailors we can offer help towards the cost of sailing onboard.This is for sailors between the ages of 18 and 25 who are looking to gain experience at sea and can't afford to pay the full voyage fee.

Often, but not always, this is with the idea of progressing on to a career at sea. Several of our young sailors are now working in the marine industry – interestingly none of them currently work in sail training but then careers at sea are many and varied.

Simply by sailing as an active part of the crew on Trinovante you will learn a lot of new 'sea 'skills.

In addition Sail Training involves a wide range of other transferable skills including

  • Team building

  • Working with others in a changing environment

  • Risk assessment

  • Problem solving

  • Increasing self-confidence and building self esteem

  • Developing teamwork and mutual trust

  • Taking responsibility

  • Gaining respect for yourself and others

  • Working with new people

  • Learning from ‘hands on’ experiences

  • Experience in overcoming challenges and the ability to solve problems

  • Practicing leadership skills

  • Developing communication skills

How does the age limit work?

You must be 25 years old or under at the time you will be sailing onboard.

How do you apply?

The process is simple informal and– give us a ring and have a chat with either Su or John. Tell us why you want to sail onboard, impress us with your enthusiasm and tell us why you need help towards you voyage cost. If you are accepted we will then need you to fill out some paperwork.

How much is the grant towards your voyage fee?

The maximum grant you can qualify for is 60% of your voyage fee

This actual amount depends on a number of things such as your current circumstances, what voyages you want to do, what availability we have, when you apply etc.