Sail as a Trainee

Teamwork, critical thinking and leadership

Joining ATYLA as a Trainee is your chance to experience an incredible social and educational voyage across the seas. On board ATYLA you can live your own real adventure, becoming part of our crew and forging lifelong friendships with your fellow shipmates.

As a Trainee on board ATYLA, you’ll experience our unique Educational Programme, specially designed to help individuals develop essential skills such as teamwork, critical thinking and leadership, whilst also learning the practical art of classic sailing.

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A key feature that makes our Educational Programme unique is our Coach on Board, specially trained to guide you every step of the way. However, sailing with ATYLA isn’t anything like being at school or at a business seminar! On board, we like to keep an informal, lively atmosphere, as we believe everyone learns better when they’re having fun.

ATYLA is International and Inclusive

Since an important component of our Programme is practising intercultural communication, the greater the diversity onboard, the better! The official language onboard is English (although your English doesn’t need to be perfect), so we welcome people of all languages and nationalities to join.

The only requirement is that you must be at least 15 years old, and there is no maximum age limit. You are never too old to sail with ATYLA!

Sailing as a Trainee is also not limited to people who want to become sailors, as no previous experience is required, in fact, those without previous sailing experience, tend to find the programme most rewarding.

Join the Adventure!

So if you’re ready to book your trainee experience, just visit our routes page. All you have to do is select one or more of our voyages and place your booking online. After booking you'll receive a confirmation email with all the details you’ll need to prepare for your trip

If you cannot afford the costs of a voyage, please check out the page “Trainee Scholarships”. We believe everyone, regardless of their background, is entitled to enjoy an adventure on board ATYLA.

Learn more about Trainee Scholarships
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Sailing as trainee includes

Involvement in our Educational Programme
(sail training & specialised personal development workshops)
Full board - 3 meals a day & a private bunk
The opportunity to visit at least 2 coastal cities
Official ATYLA T-Shirt
The right to say “I've been part of ATYLA's awesome crew”