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Tall Ships - Wantosail?

A January 2000 trip to Galapagos Islands by ChrisJBrady

Quote: There are lots of tall ship organisations offering short and long voyages on tall ships. Now adults can sail on many of these either as passengers or by signing on as 'sail trainees.'

Tall Ships - Wantosail?

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Highlights: true adventure on the most wonderful place on earth - the surface of the deep oceans, making lifelong friends, learning a lot about yourself, helming (steering) by starlight, setting all of the square sails, excellent food, phosphorescence from plankton sparkling on the bow wave at night, dolphins and whales leaping from the ocean, sleeping in hammocks gently swinging from side to side, climbing aloft onto the yards up to 14 stories high, being woken up at midnight to do four hours duty watch, etc.

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There are lots of tall ship organisations offering voyages - each one is different. But up until 10 years ago sailing on most REAL tall ships, i.e. square riggers, was reserved either for naval cadets and/or for those under 25. Now they are available for adults too. But by the term 'sail training' I do not mean learning to sail a tall ship per se, although that does come into it. I do mean learning to live and work in close proximity with others whilst under stress and discomfort, to learn to tolerate others' faults, to learn to co-operate for the good of the community, and above all to learn about one's own weaknesses and strengths in the face of potentially dangerous situations. It ...Read More