What is sail training?

What is sail training?

The permanent crew of sail training ships is assisted by the guest crew (trainees) . Although sailing knowledge is not a prerequisite, trainees are also involved in ship maneuvers, sail handling, 24-hour watchkeeping. This is "sail training" .

The value of sail training

The University of Edinburgh published the result of their research "The characteristics" and value of the sail trainig experience. This scientific research finds "Young trainees who participate in off-shore sail training programmes show measurable improvements in social confidence and their ability to work with others … and the benefits are sustained over time after the voyage experience."

Advantages of sail training

Advantages of sail training

  • The sail training is an excellent experience, sea adventure and sports.
  • Sailing training, practice, education – all in one.
  • You overcome your fears.
  • You find out how to solve problems effectively.
  • You get to know yourself, this increases your self-confidence.
  • You get to know your crewmates, their language and culture.
  • You feel the taste of teamwork!
  • You get to know the world and the forces of nature.
  • You became a wiser man!
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What is sail training?
So the sail training ship...

So the sail training ship... just the subject, the venue for group training as a social event in which participants learn not only how to sail, but rather how to “live”! The sail training is character formation, physical training, mental, intellectual and emotional education through sailing-related tasks.

This is the reason why the 100-year plan must be realized and the Hungarian tall ship can be built. This way many Hungarian young people can benefit from the adventures.

The point is not whether we have a seashore, but we shall have a tall ship!

Steps of ship building

The ship will be built in Hungary in two steps according to our own plans. In the third phase ths ship will gain its final form in an open workshop that can be visited by the general public. In these works – sanding, painting, varnishing, etc. – both visitors and volunteers can take an active part!


Naval architect

The design is carried out by a Hungarian naval architect based on the preliminary plans shown here and the experience of existing ships.



The hull will be built at an Hungarian shipyard. The empty hull is launched the Danube.



The machinery, mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment is installed by the Újpest ship repair factory.


Open workshop

The final works are carried out and masts are installed in an open workshop that can also be visited by the public.


Heading north!

After the baptism, the finished ship sails to the Netherlands via the Danube-Rhine-Main waterway with the masts dismantled.



The final assembly of the masts and the test runs will be carried out by the shipyard in Harlingen.

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