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

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NEW Adventure Sail for 2020!

In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. Sail Training Shetland are pleased to present a new adventure for 2020, using Shetland’s sail own Tall Ship Swan to explore Scotland’s Coasts and Waters, with a programme including onshore adventure and sail training activities.

The adventure will start Ullapool, sailing up the west coast of Scotland on the way to Shetland, stopping to call into Orkney and/or Fair Isle where weather permits. Swan will berth or anchor at locations in Shetland for adventure activities, such as canoeing, coasteering, dinghy sailing and special crew mixer social event for all participants.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s on offer:

  • Open to anyone aged 15 - 25, 11 night voyage, living and working onboard Swan
  • Adventure activities, including canoeing, coasteering, dinghy sailing
  • Crew swap opportunities (if other sail training vessels participate)
  • Crew mixer event
  • Recording and sharing vlog posts
  • Team building and personal development

The programme may also include a digital project to create a video or vlog series that will be used to promote Sail Training in future years.

#YCW2020 #sailtrainingshetland

How to sign up

Available placements will be advertised at the end of February, with details showing on our website from then.

We will be recruiting for trainees at the Anderson High School Local Opportunities Event at the end of February 2020, look out for us there.

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The deadline for applications will be Monday 30 March 2020.

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Associate Sponsors
The Swan TrustNorthLink Ferries LimitedSullom Voe Owners