Providing annual sail training opportunities to young people aged between 15 and 25 years from all over Shetland.

Apply Now

Exciting opportunity for taster day sails onboard Swan

Sail Training Shetland is excited to offer taster day sail experiences onboard Shetland’s own tall ship Swan across the available dates of Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 & Friday 30 July. This is a chance for any young person aged between 13 – 23 to have a taster of sailing Swan in the lead up to The Tall Ships Races 2023 return to Lerwick.

These day sails are aimed at young people who are considering taking part in the Tall Ship Races in 2022 or 2023, and will give an experience of sailing a working tall ship and an opportunity to meet former trainees and Sail Training Shetland committee members.

While the days on offer will give just a small taste of a longer passage at sea, it will enable the trainees to learn about working a boat, including working sails, watch systems, taking the helm, and basic navigation, as well as learn more about the Tall Ships Races and the role of Sail Training Shetland.

No previous experience is necessary and in recognition of what has been a difficult year for young people, the placements will be funded by Sail Training Shetland. We are especially keen to attract trainees who have not sailed with Sail Training Shetland before.

Applications open Saturday 26th June for online submissions and the closing date is Friday 9th July.

Please read our guidance notes and supporting information before completing your application.


Keep in touch with us by signing up to our Mailing List, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #SAILTRAININGSHETLAND #SWANFROMSHETLAND

Lerwick Port AuthorityJ.R. Hutton ConsultingTall Ships Races LerwickTulloch Developments LtdMorenot
Associate Sponsors
The Swan TrustNorthLink Ferries LimitedSullom Voe Owners
Grant Funders
Bell's Nautical Trust