CURRENT VACANCIES (Last updated: 06/10/22)


As Pelican voyage crew members, young people from all backgrounds, aged between 14 and 25, embark on a voyage of self-discovery. They join us to learn from experts in sail training, explore the possibilities of a maritime career or pursue a passion for ocean science and environmental conservation. We’re looking for an enthusiastic expedition medic to cover the role of Volunteer Health and Welfare officer providing pastoral support and emergency health cover for coastal voyages around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Dates: 5th June – 20th Dublin – Dublin. Along with future voyages.

We will arrange and pay for travel, support arranging indemnity insurance and cover those expenses too.

You should be a UK registered doctor/nurse/paramedic registered in the UK, ideally with recent acute/emergency care experience. You will be supported virtually by our lead Health and Welfare Officer, plus the option of case discussion with our emergency care consultants as required from the Bristol Royal Infirmary NHS Trust.

A comprehensive medical kit Is provided on board, and all participants undergo pre-voyage health screening.

To apply or for further information, please email Marc Robinson; Lead Health and Welfare officer, Contact:


  • Tenerife 2nd Nov – Cape Verde 14th Nov
  • Cape Verde 13th Nov -British Virgin Islands 14th Dec Trans-Atlantic passage and Caribbean Island hopping
  • British Virgin Islands 13th Dec–31 Dec – Central America and Caribbean
  • Almirante in the Dominican Republic 28th Dec – Almirante Jan 21st – Ocean Colleges South American land-based program
  • Almirante 19th Jan – Bermuda 23rd Feb – Including Cuba
  • Bermuda 21st Feb – Dartmouth 31st March (includes Azores) Trans-Atlantic passage
  • Dartmouth 31st March – Bristol 18th (Includes return passage to Germany for the end of Ocean College

We look forward to hearing from you!


Seas Your Future is the trading name of Adventure Under Sail, a small charity involved in sail training, maritime careers and ocean science.  We are seeking to recruit local volunteer Ambassadors at an exciting time in our development, to raise our profile, to attract new sources of funding, and to develop partnerships with youth organisations to deliver our mission. Over the next five years we have the exciting opportunity potentially to double the number of young people who sail with us, but we need additional skills and resources. Could you help us?    

Our mission is “….to educate young people, through the provision of sailing or sailing related activities and other training and so as to develop their physical, mental, and social capabilities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and their conditions of life may be improved”. 

 We pursue these objectives on board the tall ships Pelican of London and Fridtjof Nansen by: 

  • Using sail training programmes to enable young people to discover and extend their abilities, values, passions and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure, challenge and the unexpected; developing their character, resilience, self-confidence, and independence.   
  • Offering maritime careers taster and training opportunities, to experience life on-board, safety at sea, seamanship, navigation, engineering and teamwork. Participants may already be apprentices or this may be their first step towards a career within the maritime sector. 
  • Offering Ocean Science educational voyages to young people who care passionately about safeguarding the planet; these have a particular focus on changes to the marine environment and climate.   
  • Working to ensure that voyages are open to all young people by seeking to subsidise costs for those that cannot pay. 

 Young people need support now more than ever.  This is a great opportunity to contribute positively to the development of young people and to partner with some committed and passionate individuals 

 If you would like an informal discussion for further information, please contact Simon Thorrington our Development and Partnerships Manager,     



We could not maintain our tall ships, Pelican of London and Fridtjof Nansen, without the help and support of our volunteers. Become a volunteer and your time will be highly valued. We rely on volunteer crew throughout the year, and our Tall Ship requires regular maintenance when it is in dry dock in Sharpness or Bristol to ensure safety and comfort for the sailing crew and youth trainees. To Become a Volunteer please complete and email our Volunteer Application Form to:


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Our 2020 Development Plan outlines our aims and objectives for the next few years.

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Seas Your Future is the operating name of Adventure Under Sail,
Charity 1124276, VAT 174919961.

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