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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Bad Press for Charities

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 - No Comments »

Another Successful Year!Many of you will have seen the bad press charities are getting at the moment.

Most of the allegations are associated with the very large charities that employ hundreds of staff and have incomes of over £5million.

But we’re very concerned that our supporters may assume we operate in a similar way so here are a few facts responding to the recent allegations.

Allegation = Charities are selling supporters’ name and addresses to other charities leading to them receiving hundreds of letters and phone calls a month asking for donations. The Tall Ships Youth Trust doesn’t share supporters’ contact details with anyone else.

Allegation = Charities are targeting donors who are elderly and who have dementia because it makes them more susceptible to “pressure” to donate. The Trust is extremely sensitive to its supporters’ needs and wishes. It wouldn’t target vulnerable people in this way and if requested, immediately deletes people’s details from its database.

Allegation = Charities are employing agencies to cold call potential supporters or stop them on the street for donations. The Trust doesn’t cold call or use agencies.

And finally, charities are sometimes criticised for being “amateur” or inefficient or spending too much on admin. The Trust is used by professionals – charity, education/youth work and maritime – as an example of best practice and only spends 7% of its income on admin, overheads and governance.

So thank you to you, our supporters, for your continued support and encouragement and we hope that the facts above give you confidence that your donations are well placed.


Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - No Comments »

On Tuesday 28/04, Stavros S Niarchos made anchor in Swanage Bay when missing sailing yacht Tanza (a Westerley 26′) was spotted 15 metres off her quarter, motoring round in circles.

Captain Roy, Bosun Kim and Deckhand Claire boarded the vessel and the yacht was reported to the coastguard at 1919.

Once Captain Roy assessed the situation on board Tanza, he took the helm and followed Bosun Kim in the rib towards Swanage Pier.

Tanza was safely alongside without incident at 1935 and the gentleman on board received medical attention from the Lifeboat and Coastguard agency.

Luckily for this sailor the crew of Stavros were able to give help when needed. Our team responded to this situation excellently and professionally, working together as a team to bring the yacht to safety.

We are incredibly proud to acknowledge Captain Roy and the crew involved and to thank them for taking an active role in this rescue. They are a credit to the Trust.

New Year Honours Recognition

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 - No Comments »

The Trust was delighted to hear that supporter Sally Williams had received a British Empire Medal in this year’s New Year Honours list to recognise her services to the Trust and to her local community. In her 40 years’ support of the Trust Sally has been involved in many aspects of the Trust’s work from Trustee to Chairman of the Chilterns Volunteer Support Group which she still supports today and Watch Leader and Assistant Cook. In the early 1990s Sally rode across Scotland with Life Member Judy Fairey and raised a staggering £17,000. Huge thanks and many congratulations to Sally for all her support over many years. A well deserved award!


Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 - No Comments »

The Tall Ships Youth Trust celebrated the 10th Charity Yacht Regatta last weekend. The event saw a great turnout with 17 boats taking part in the racing.

Weather conditions over the weekend saw gusty winds on the Saturday that prevented spinnakers from being used and Sunday glorious sunshine and very flat waters which led to the race being cancelled.  Although the two days were in complete contrast, everybody was in high spirits and enjoyed the sailing.

150 people attended the evening event at Cowes Yacht Haven. Teams ditch their wet weather gear for fancy dress and enjoy Danny Bianco and magician Roger Lapin for the evening entertainment.

Throughout the evening various fundraising activities took place including Top n Tails, a fundraising auction and raffle. There were some fabulous prizes entered by the teams including a week in a Greek Villa, a weekend on a Skippered Beneteau and a Formula 3 rear wing. In addition to the teams, Sunsail, Gill UK and Gurit were also extremely generous and offered items to be entered into the raffle.

This year’s regatta raised over £5,000 for the Tall Ships Youth Trust, this money will provide bursaries for 12-25 year olds to enter our sail training and youth development voyages.

To everyone that took part in the event, we’d like to thank you for your continued support, for making the weekend a success and helping us to provide more young people with life changing opportunities. The funds raised for the charity is extraordinary!

All pictures from the event are available on our Facebook page.


Awards presented on the Sunday

Henry Scutt received the Nev Coggins Trophy for the Spirit of the Regatta

Racing results

1st – Tide in Knots
2nd – Old age and Treachery
3rd – Highway to the Danger Zone
4th – Knot on Duty
5th – Wild Hogs
6th – The RBYC
Joint 7th – We’re knot competitive… but
Joint 7th – Team Snakepit
9th – Knot Sir Water Wally
10th / 1stCruising class – Best Kept Secret
11th – Boatilicious
Joint 12th – An Inch is as good as a mile
Joint 12th – Fun on the Wetstuff
14th – Power Rangers
15th – Identity Crisis
Joint 16th – The RBYC Too
Joint 16th – Just add rum


We hope that you had a great weekend. We certainly did!


Friday, July 18th, 2014 - No Comments »

On Monday 21st July, you have the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most spectacular Tall Ships, Stavros S Niarchos.

Open to the public from 10 – 5, visitors will get the chance to learn all about the history of the 200ft tall ship and what it has to offer.

There will be a volunteer crew on hand to show you around, answer questions and share past sailing experiences they’ve had on board.

Tours are free to the public however donations to the charity are always welcome.


Visit the Tall Ships Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/tallshipsyouthtrust

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