Stavros Returns to Greenock

Following a fantastic winter in Liverpool’s, Albert Dock, the Stavros S Niarchos is now back out on the open water for spring. Returning to Greenock as she has for several years now.

Sailing out of and back into Greenock the ship will voyage along the Scottish coastline from April through to May on such voyages as; the Scottish Isles Wildlife Watch with a local wildlife expert on board, two Easter holiday adventures for youths and our famous Scottish Isles & Shanty Cruise aimed at 18-80 year olds.

Whilst on board voyage crew can expect to be fully immersed in the Tall Ships sailing experience; no sailing experience is necessary, voyage crew will be taught everything they need to know on board. Such as; how to man the yards, set the sails, helm the ship, they’ll run night watches and work as a team throughout the voyage cooking and cleaning as they go. For voyage crew that are feeling extra adventurous they can even climb to the top of the masts.

Last year’s Scottish Isles Wildlife Watch witnessed the crew see some incredible wildlife from wales to rare bird species; our resident expert can help those on board recognise various species.

The Scottish Isles & Shanty Cruise completely emerges crew in a Shanty experience with a Shanty band on board, teaching traditional songs and melodies.

Scottish Isles Wildlife Watch and Scottish Isles & Shanty Cruise aimed at ages 18-80.

Easter Holiday voyages are aimed at two youth group ages, 12-15 and 16-25.

Notes to Editors:

Tall Ships Youth Trust

Now over 60 years old, the Tall Ships Youth Trust, founded in 1956 the Trust has gone from strength to strength and continues to offer Sail Training to Young People.

The Tall Ships Youth Trust, formerly The Sail Training Association, is a registered charity 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. The Trust takes over 3,000 individuals to sea a year and 75% of young people are disadvantaged and disabled.

More than 100,000 trainees have sailed 1.8M nautical miles on the Trust’s fleet – a 60m brig, Stavros S Niarchos, four 22m ocean-going Challenger Yachts, a 19m Catamaran 50ft Ketch.

Vessels that the Trust operated in the past include, a 60m brig Prince William and two 37m schooners Malcolm Miller and Sir Winston Churchill.

The Trust also runs a number of inter-generational day sails, taster weekends and longer voyages for those aged 18-80. No previous sailing experience is necessary for most voyages.

For more information, please contact Sophie Weekes

[email protected]


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