By crewing the Swan, young people discover the excitement and reward that comes with relying on themselves and each other, and learn some of the most important skills in life.
We encourage young people to sail with us and aim to keep the techniques of sailing and working a traditional vessel alive. Trips by local schools and youth groups are frequent and immensely popular; we make a special effort to accommodate them.
The Swan Trust has a partnership with Sail Training Shetland to provide annual sail training placements for young people to participate in maritime events and festivals such as the Tall Ships Races, Small Ships Races and Nordic Sail. Applicants for these adventures must be between 15-25 years old and advertising happens in Spring each year for new opportunities to participate.