Keith's Crew - You could take part in the Tall Ships Races 2019 for (nearly) free!
A full cost bursary is now available to take part in the Tall Ships Races 2019 on board Gulden Leeuw, from Denmark to Norway (voyage details on www.windseeker.org)
This means that if your application is successful, the usual cost of 795 Euro will be paid for by Sail Training International. You will need to cover the cost of travel to and from the vessel.
Ship: Gulden Leeuw, dutch 3 masted Topsail Schooner (pictured)
Dates: 5th to 13th July 2019
Where: Join the ship in Aalborg, Denmark and sail to Fredrikstad, Norway
Who: You need to be between 15 and 25 years old at the time of the trip. You don't need any sailing experience but you must be willing to work hard and get involved in all aspects of running the ship. This opportunity is for people of all backgrounds and abilities who have not taken part in a Tall Ships Race or Sail Training voyage before.
Interested? Then apply using the form below.
Keith's Crew is a one-off voyage in memory of Keith Robinson, a great supporter of Sail Training and the Tall Ships Races. 16 young people from all over the world are given the opportunity to apply for funding for this voyage. You need to show that you genuinely would not be able to afford the voyage without this help, and you need to supply contact details of an adult reference (teacher, youth worker or similar). Preference will be given to candidates with no, or very little, Sail Training experience.
Application Form (download and print, or save to hard drive before completing)
There are several other bursary schemes providing support for Sail Training voyages, ensuring that this valuable experience is available to everyone. All UK Sail Training operators are 'not-for-profit' organisations and most operate their own bursary scheme. These schemes will vary and details and up-to-date information should be obtained by contacting the organisation you are interested in. See the links on the right for the full list of Member organisations.
The trust aims to help young people who really cannot raise enough money to secure a place on a voyage. Details on http://www.jmtrust.org.uk
How to apply for a James Myatt Trust grant
This charity, set up by members of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, provides funding for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to afford the valuable experience of going to sea as part of a working crew. For further information visit www.rtyccharity.org
The Norfolk Boat offer financial help for off-shore Sail Training to young people (12-24) and disabled of any age, who are from Norfolk or the surrounding area. They only use ASTO sailing organisations and pay the organisation direct for the berth fees. The Norfolk Boat help approximately 180 people from the area to sail every year - they are predominantly disadvantaged and disaffected young people. If you live in the Norfolk area please see their Guide to Funding.