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20th April 2022 to 17th June 2022

Tall Ship: Blue Clipper Traineeship

£2030 per person

Deposit No deposit. Full balance due.
Explore the Inner Hebrides on a three-masted schooner

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Suited to
Families, Couples, Individuals, Groups
Difficulty
This trip is suitable for both beginner and advanced sailors
Nights onboard
58
Vessel type
Topsail Schooner
Vessel length
32.7m
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
En suite bunk beds
Insurance Required
Yes

Are you interested in career at sea? Do you want to learn more about sailing on board a classic tall ship? Then the Blue Clipper Traineeship might be that experience you have been looking for.

58 nights: 20 April 2022 to 17 June 2022

Price: £2,030 per person

Be fully immersed into life as a crew member whilst learning every sailing aspect on a traditional tall ship. Working towards a recognised qualification and spend up to 58 days onboard.

This is a voyage of discovery. Not only will you discover everything you need to know about sailing a traditional schooner….you will discover a great deal about yourself.

Be fully immersed into life as a crew member on board one of our traditional sailing vessels. Whilst on board you will learn every aspect of working and living on board a traditional sailing vessel. During your traineeship you will be assigned different roles, allowing you to truly experience every aspect of sailing and living on board.

  • All meals on board – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Accommodation in a twin en suite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Any shore excursions and meals onshore (unless otherwise stated)
  • VISA fees

ABOUT THE SHIP

Blue Clipper is a three-masted gaff rig schooner. This means that the sails are rigged to run from forward to aft along the length of the ship. There are 10 sails, with an area of 675m2. She has a steel hull and teak deck, steel masts and wooden booms/topmasts.

Below deck Blue Clipper has three main compartments. Furthest forward is the forepeak, with 4 trainee berths and 2 crew bunks. In midships we have the guest accommodation with 6 twin ensuite cabins and a family cabin for 4-6.  Furthest aft there is the crew quarters, with 4 twin cabins and a shared bathroom. The engine room and lazarette are also located at the aft of the ship. At full capacity, the ship can accommodate 30 people. The deckhouses are home to the galley, the saloon and the wheelhouse.

The ship usually sails with 8 crew, made up of experienced permanent crew and eager volunteers, wanting to put their sailing knowledge and experience to good use.

MEALS

All meals are included in the price of your voyage along with tea and coffee. Breakfast, Lunch, cake in the afternoon and Dinner are prepared by our lovely chef and served in the comfortable saloon. Alcoholic drinks are available during meal times, at anchor and when the vessel is alongside in port.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

If your voyage is sailing in foreign waters, you will require a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the voyage. You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

INSURANCE

The vessel has Third Party Liability Insurance. All those sailing are required to take out relevant travel insurance to cover their voyage.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL DIETS

Please inform us in advance of any medical conditions you have and medication which you might need to bring with you. If you have any special dietary requirements it is essential you inform us prior to your voyage. We will make every effort to cater for all diets with prior notice.

Oban, Scotland

Oban, Scotland

This is a voyage of discovery. Not only will you discover everything you need to know about sailing a traditional schooner….you will discover a great deal about yourself.

Be fully immersed into life as a crew member on board one of our traditional sailing vessels. Whilst on board you will learn every aspect of working and living on board a traditional sailing vessel. During your traineeship you will be assigned different roles, allowing you to truly experience every aspect of sailing and living on board.

Warm and waterproof clothing is very important, as it can get very cold during sailing, especially at night, even in the summer. A waterproof and windproof jacket is recommended to help keep warm and dry. Waterproof rubber-soled boots or shoes are also recommended to keep your feet dry and warm. Pack comfortable and practical clothing for all weather circumstances, the key is layers. It is recommended to pack in a soft bag that can be easily stored away as there is no room onboard for suitcases.

What we recommend you bring

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Wet weather clothing – waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Clothing – enough clothing for all weather circumstances (think layers!!)
  • Deck boots or Deck shoes
  • Adaptor for European socket
  • Trainers or pumps (think of your old school plimsolls!)
  • Swimming gear
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Sea sickness medication
  • Personal medication
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Valid passport (voyages outside the UK)
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