Join the Crew

ACGB is looking for Crew to represent Great Britain
in the next International Contest of Seamanship

Applications to the 2018 GB crew for the International Contest of Seamanship, to be held in Antrim, Northern Ireland between the 21st and 28th July 2018, are now officially closed as we have selected a crew of 16 people for the contest in Antrim.

But, the rules of Atlantic Challenge allow a squad of twenty, so we do still have some places for additional crew members with a spirit of adventure who want to experience a new and unique challenge.   You should have self-motivation, initiative, determination and spirit, for this is the key to becoming part of our crew.

Previous experience of sailing/rowing is useful but not essential. You will, of course, want to learn how to handle the gig and have an interest in the traditions of seamanship that are such an important part of our heritage.   It is important that you are prepared to work hard as a team, even in adversity, as well as going ashore to meet the crews of other nations.

The GB team will be drawn from England, Scotland and Wales.  It will be evenly balanced between both genders.   All crew members must be 16 years of age at the time of the Contest and at least half the team will be under 22.  Application is open to all.

If you would like to apply, please download the 2018 Crew Application Form, complete it and return to the address on the form.

Further details of the 2018 contest and how we will be training, travelling and preparing for the Contest are in the Crew Information Pack. As some of this information is still preliminary it will be updated as details are confirmed by the host country. In the meantime, if you would like to receive more information, or have specific queries, please e-mail Jane Kerr using the form below.