The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is on the hunt for 8 young people of all physical abilities to crew their 55 metre tall ship, Lord Nelson on a 14 day voyage in August 2009 from Rostock (Germany) to Delfzijl (Netherlands).
The voyage which is taking place as part of the European ‘Youth in Action’ project entitled ‘Pirates of the European’ is co-ordinated by At Sea Sail Training (ASST) and is funded by the Tall Ships’ Youth Trust International Fund and the EU ‘Youth in Action’ programme.
Youth in Action promotes cultural exchange between young European people; the aim of this voyage is to bring together young people from the UK, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands in the challenging, team working environment of sailing a tall ship.
The JST is looking to select 8 UK participants between the ages of 18-28, each of whom will be required to write a 400 word statement explaining why they’d like to go on the ‘Pirates of the European’ voyage and what they feel they will achieve from it.
8 UK crew will join their European counterparts to make up the ships complement of 40 volunteers, who will be instructed throughout the voyage by the permanent 10 person merchant navy crew.
The cost of the voyage is subsidised by the JST however successful applicants will be expected to cover the remaining £550 cost through fundraising or by other means.
Lord Nelson and the JST’s second ship, Tenacious are groundbreaking in their unique design, which enables able bodied and disabled people to sail together as equals.
Both ships are the only vessels of their kind in the world which have special facilities aboard to allow the mixed ability crew to play a full and active role in every aspect of running a ship, from helming and setting sails to cleaning the ship, known as ‘happy hour’.
If you would like to apply for your place on this amazing adventure, or for more information please contact Hannah Durdin at the JST on email@example.com or telephone 023 8044 9108.
Deadline for applications will be the 10th January 2009.