This is possibly a Baptist first, at least for the last hundred years or so!

The Baptist Times has organised a Tall Ships experience for 40 young people aged 16-25, who’ll sail as voyage crew on the Stavros S Niarchos, a two-masted sail training ship run by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. No experience is needed: participants will be trained in sail handling, helmsmanship and other aspects of seamanship – including climbing the masts, swabbing the decks and helping in the galley. Duties will include being on watch from midnight-4am and 4am-8am!

We want this to be a spiritual experience as well as a fun time, so there’ll also be eight voyage chaplains who are experienced youth pastors.

It’s five nights at sea, April 10-15, 2012, leaving from and returning to a South Coast port and involving a stop in a foreign port. All food is included – you just pay a flat fee for the voyage.

For more details and pictures see

If you aren’t in this age group, there’s also a form to download and give to the young people in your church.

Please sign up if you’re interested, or contact Mark Woods, or tel 01235 517672 if you want to know more.

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