Our voyage crew
The rest of the crew is made up of up to 40 people, of mixed abilities and circumstances from all walks of life. That includes you! We call this group our Voyage Crew. You might also hear people describe you as “sail trainees”, because that is what you are! Remember, everyone on our ship has a working role to help sail and operate the ship. There are no passengers!
We promote an inclusive world and welcome people from all walks of life.
You might be sailing with people who have physical impairments, long term health issues or mental health conditions and people who do not. You might meet people with learning disabilities or difficulties; people from disadvantaged backgrounds or minority groups; or people dealing with significant challenges or change in their career or educational life.
You are just as likely to be sailing alongside students in gap years, young or retired professionals or home makers. You’ll almost certainly find a very wide range of ages – the minimum age on on voyages is 16 (12 on day sails) and we have no upper limit (our oldest member of voyage crew was 104!!).
For many people, their first voyage with the JST will be the first time they have set foot on a tall ship. For some it is their first time at sea. Others might be seasoned sailors and salty old sea-dogs.