Tall Ships Adventures are pleased to announce that we now automatically include travel insurance within your booking costs.

We have arranged this specialist travel insurance for all crew members taking part on all Voyages aboard any vessel owned or managed by Tall Ships Ltd.

Full Policy terms and conditions can be found on our website www.tallships.org

This can be downloaded or if required please contact us and we will send you a full copy in the post.

Please read through this documentation carefully to ensure it meets with your requirements.

A brief Summary of this cover is set out below.

Main Sections of Cover:


Cancellation or CurtailmentUp to £5,000

Replacement & Re-joining Expenses Up to £3,000

Medical, Repatriation and Additional Expenses Up to £1,000,000

Personal Baggage & Money Up to £1,500

Personal Accident £25,000

Journey Continuation Up to £500

Travel Delay Up to £500

Hospital Benefit £50 per day up to a maximum £2,500

Personal Liability Up to £2,000,000 (excluding whilst involved in sailing activities)

Legal Expenses Up to £25,000

Delayed Baggage Up to £250

Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation Expenses Up to £15,000


An Excess of £50 applies to some Sections - see Policy for details.


General Exclusions that apply to all Sections

It is important to be aware that Trips booked or commenced contrary to Medical Advice, contrary to health and safety regulations of airlines, to obtain medical treatment or after a terminal prognosis has been made are excluded.

This insurance also excludes certain types of claim arising from any of the following conditions in respect of an insured person

    (a) who is waiting for an operation or post operative check-up, any investigation or results, or any other hospital treatment or consultation (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage has not changed in the last 12 months.)

    (b) who has received treatment for any of the following during the 24 months prior to date of booking a trip:

a stroke, any form of cancer; leukaemia or tumour; a transplant; any heart problem; hypertension; dialysis; diabetes (not including diabetes II); any blood disorder; any breathing or respiratory problem (not including asthma, unless requiring inpatient treatment); any psychiatric illness or dementia; any gastro intestinal condition e.g. colitis, stomach ulcer; any neurological system related condition

    (c) who has been seen by a specialist in the last three months (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage remains unchanged).

You are advised to read the full policy terms and conditions (www.tallships.org or on request) which set out the full details of all exclusions and limitations


Maximum age 80 at date of travel

This Policy is underwritten by Sagicor at Lloyd's Limited (FSA reference 204947) for Lloyd's Syndicate 1206 and is administered by Sagicor Underwriting Limited.


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Youth Sail Training Charity

The Tall Ships Youth Trust, formerly The Sail Training Association, is a registered charity founded in 1956 that is dedicated to the personal development of young people through the crewing of ocean going sail training vessels.  It is the UK’s oldest and largest sail training charity for young people aged 12-25.

Over 100,000 trainees have sailed 1.8 million nautical miles on TSYT’s fleet – a 60m brig, Stavros S Niarchos, four 22m ocean-going Challenger Yachts, a 19m Catamaran and before them, a 60m brig Prince William and two 37m schooners Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill. On average, 70% of the young people sailing with TSYT are disadvantaged or disabled.

Sailing Adventures

In collaboration with Tall Ships Adventures, we offer sail training voyages to anyone aged 12-80. No sailing experience is needed as Voyage Crew are taught everything they need to know. Whether you’re young and at school or an adult and need some time off work, all of our voyages are about fun, adventure and taking on a challenge.

Not only will you become a proficient sailor, you will also make lots of new friends and try new things. Many of the voyages are mentally and physically challenging but the feeling of freedom when sailing is second to none and you will come away with a renewed energy and enthusiasm after an experience you will never forget.

Quick Facts

  • The Tall Ships Youth Trust is the world’s oldest, largest sail training charity for 12-25 year olds.
  • Over 3,000 voyagers sail with us each year.
  • 70% of the young people are disadvantaged/disabled.
  • Diversity – we encourage a broad mix of young people from all socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and faith backgrounds to interact and learn from one another.
  • Unique development environment – un-contrived, sustainable, physically and mentally challenging, close communal, residential.
  • Over 2,500 volunteers and regular supporters.
  • One 200ft square rigged brig Stavros S Niarchos, four 72ft Challenger Yachts and one 62ft Catamaran.
  • Over 100,000 trainees have sailed 1.8 million nautical miles with the Trust.

Helping Young People

New initiatives to help young people are regularly introduced including:

  • Youth Mentor Scheme – professionally qualified teachers and youth workers can sail as volunteers to provide support and direction for young trainees on board.
  • Voyages of Understanding® – multi-national / cultural / faith, diversity voyages.
  • Tall Ships Academy – training and development programme endorsed by RYA and MCA offering young people a route from trainee through TSYT volunteer to RYA Watch Leader and, for those wanting it, MCA Yacht Rating and a career at sea.
  • Sail for Heroes® – launched in 2010, these voyages help to rehabilitate young service men and women who are returning injured from war zones.
  • Special Needs – a series of dedicated voyages for young people with special needs which can help enhance skills for independence and prepare them for adult life.

Ranging from one day to 35 nights, there are a variety of voyages for you to choose from, no previous sailing experience is necessary.

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