Faroe is roughly a day and a half by sail from Shetland, so on this trip you will really be at sea, experiencing true offshore sailing - including the joy of landfall when you reach the superb archipelago.
You will spend 6 days exploring Faroe and its culture, ports, anchorages and harbours, and watching the spectacular cliffs pass by before turning for home and putting your new-found sailing skills to use on board.
The Swan is a sail training vessel, and as such you will take your turn on the helm, stand watch with the rest of your watch-mates, adjust sails and do safety checks, usually on a 4 hour on-8 hour off watch system. You will also help out with domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Everyone mucks in, from skipper to first-timer, and from the most to the least experienced. This will give you a strong sense of accomplishment and achievement – you are part of what makes your voyage happen, and your efforts will have a positive effect on the rest of the crew onboard.
Included in voyage