Tall Ships 2018


Your Chance to Sail on the Tall Ships

Courtesy of the Ocean Youth Trust North, we have the chance to provide the crew for the Norway - Holland leg of the 2018 Tall Ships race, sailing aboard the James Cook (pictured above).

We have 12 places to offer our Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members and we anticipate that the cost will be in the region of £1,000 - £1,100. This includes transport to Norway, your part in the Tall Ships team (sailing from Norway on 28th July 2018 and arriving in Holland on 5th August, including all food and sailing equipment) and a ferry back from Holland to Tyneside. Note that we will be leaving the UK a few days earlier and returning a day or two later, depending on flights/ferries. All members of the selected team will be expected to take part in fundraising activities to help pay for what will be the trip of a lifetime.

Please note that you'll need to be between 15 and 25 on the day of sailing, so that means born between 28th July 1992 and 28th July 2003.

You'll need a head for heights to trim the rigging and climb the main mast, so we'll be holding a selection day as follows:

  • Date: Sunday, 26 November 2017
  • Time: 08:00 to 14:00
  • Location: Moor House Adventure Centre

If you'd like to attend the selection day (open to Durham Scout Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members only), please use the button below and fill in the selection registration on EventBrite.

We'll then e-mail you with details of the selection day (what to expect and what to bring), but you'll need to complete the appropriate consent/medical form below.

Durham Scouts Medical and Consent Form (Under 18)

Medical Form Over 18

Eventbrite - Tall Ships Selection Day