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Ahoy there ! Ready for the challenge of a lifetime?

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Ahoy there ! Ready for the challenge of a lifetime?
by Colin Bluett - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:11 AM

Enter our competition for a chance to sail to Denmark as part of the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.

The Tall Ships Races are coming to Sunderland from Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 July 2018. The event promises to be a spectacle from start to finish with some magnificent ships setting sail from the city.

Sunderland Library Services will sponsor a Sail Trainee to sail the first leg of the journey from Sunderland to Esbjerg in Denmark from Friday 13 – Friday 20 July 2018.

As the competition winner you will have the opportunity to tell the world all about your experiences on board a Tall Ship. It could be as brief as a couple of sentences each day - either fictional or real – in a diary or blog, it’s up to you.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning sponsorship for this fantastic experience, tell us in no more than 500 words, why you want to be a sail trainee and what it would mean to you.

The competition is open to all young people between 15 and 18 years of age. If you are younger than 18 years when you apply you will need permission from a parent or guardian to sail.

Closing date 4 November 2017

Email entries to:

Remember to put your name, age and contact details on all entries.

For more information about being a Sail Trainee check out: