Seas Your Future contributes to cultural sustainability with sail training on our tall ships, keeping alive maritime heritage and traditions. Professional crew pass on their ‘salty’ skills and support the development of maritime knowledge and understanding. By example of life on board, they showcase a range of professional pathways in the maritime and associated industries. In this context, we also work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG4: Quality Education, by utilising a range of learning styles that include hands-on experience with the traditions of sailing, navigating and maintaining the ship.
Maritime heritage and traditions find applications and are show-cased on board our tall ships in a range of ways, including:
Look out for our Bosun’s story and monthly Newsletters for more information about maritime traditions and skills aboard our tall ships. You can subscribe to our Newsletter here!
Our monthly Newsletter regularly includes traditional sea shanties, songs that set the rhythm for sailors to work together for particular tasks, such as hauling on rope or pumping water out of the bilges. In forthcoming editions, we’ll also share some of the traditional knowledge and skills of our crew, for example knots and their application or sail plans and how they developed.
Our 2020 Development Plan outlines our aims and objectives for the next few years.
Crew and students share experiences with you on their Seas Your Future voyages with College Partners and Darwin200.