Have you ever dreamt of experiencing travel from a bygone age? Do you yearn for the creak of the rigging and look up to huge white sails billowing in the wind? Have you enjoyed watching Master & Commander or Pirates of the Caribbean and wonder what it would be like to actually sail these mighty ships? Or perhaps you’ve seen round-the-world yacht races, and wanted the opportunity to crew on a truly epic voyage? Here is your chance!
Ships taking part in the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge are now seeking adventurous trainee crew members to join them on this odyssey around the North Atlantic in 2009. Tall ships, racing yachts and traditional boats will be competing together in an epic voyage that starts in Spain on April 2009, travelling across the Atlantic to Bermuda, then up to the US and Canada before returning to Europe with a final stop in Belfast in August.
The event is being organised by Sail Training International, the organisers of the annual Tall Ships’ Races. While many Tall Ships competitions have age restrictions, the Challenge legs from Vigo to Tenerife, Tenerife to Bermuda, Bermuda to Charleston and finally Charleston to Boston do not, meaning anyone can join a crew, from the age of 15 upwards with no upper limit - as long as you are fit and healthy and ready for a challenge!
Ships from many different nations will be taking part, and many are now actively seeking trainee crew members for the Challenge. To find out more visit Sail Training International website. What are you waiting for?