Nominate Your Tall Ships Sail Trainee

The magnificent Tall Ships are coming to Sunderland as part of their 2018 race and we are delighted to be one of their sponsors. As part of this, we are funding a Sail Trainee to take part in the Tall Ships race from Sunderland to Esbjerg in Denmark.

It’s an absolutely incredible and life-changing experience that will teach the Trainee all about team-building, leadership and developing self-confidence. We’re looking for someone aged 15 or over who could really benefit from this once in a lifetime opportunity. If you think you know who this could be, please nominate them below by 1 December.

What the DFDS Sail Trainee will receive:

  • 7 nights working & living on a Tall Ship
  • All expenses paid
  • All clothing & equipment if required and flight back to the UK

Tall Ships  

Image credit: ​Gulden Leeuw


Tall Ships Sailing

Friday 13 July

Sail trainees join their ships in Sunderland

Saturday 14 July

Leave Sunderland onboard a Tall Ship in the Parade of Sail and begin journey to Esbjerg, Denmark. The Sail Trainee will work as part of the team as they journey to Denmark.

Tall Ships

Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 July

Arrive in Esbjerg and take part in the arrival festival, including a crew party, a crew parade and sightseeing

Friday 20 July

Flight back to the UK.

To nominate someone you think would benefit from being the DFDS Sail Trainee, complete this form below.

 Nominate your Tall Ships Sail Trainee


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