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  • Do I need experience to do the Tall Ship Experience?
    No! The Tall Ship Experience is for anyone, of any ability, from novice to master mariner.
  • What will I do onboard?
    You’ll quickly become a valued crewmate and will soon feel like part of the team. You’ll get involved with every task on board, including: Taking part in a watch, so that the vessel can run throughout the day and night. Don’t worry, you won’t be on duty all the time. Each watch usually lasts between two to four hours. Hoisting sails. Climbing the mast. Navigating and steering. Cleaning the decks and cooking in the galley.
  • What if I get seasick?
    The permanent crew will be used to dealing with seasickness – it’s no big deal. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to admit that you feel unwell. Seasickness is nothing to worry about. Most people will experience it at one time or another, and it’ll quickly pass. If you know that you suffer from seasickness or you get travel sick, bring medication with you and mention this when you book. Check out Sail Training International's, 10 Top Tips to Avoid Seasickness, for more helpful hints.
  • Can I use the voyage for my DofE residential?
    Yes. It’s an approved activity for your Residential, Gold Level. Mention this when you book and your skipper should be able to help you out.
  • What if I get homesick?
    Sail training is fast paced, fun and exciting. Like anything new and unfamiliar, it might be a little bit scary at first. Perhaps it’s the first time you’ve stayed away from home, or you’ve never travelled abroad before. Don’t panic – embrace the adventure. You’ll quickly get used to living on board, and you’ll soon feel like you’re part of the crew. If you do find yourself missing home, the best advice we can give is to get stuck in. Before you know it, you’ll be having the time of your life.
  • I have a dietary requirement, can I still sail?"
    Yes! Vessels can accomodate for your dietary requirements - as long as they are on your form. If you don't tell us, we can't prepare.
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