Join the Crew

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

The next International Contest of Seamanship, will be held in St Petersburg, Russia in July 2020. We are seeking twenty young people with a spirit of adventure to represent Great Britain in this exciting and challenging event.

Closing Date for Applications: 15th March 2019

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 2020 Crew Application Form, complete it and return to the address on the form.

Closing Date for Applications: 15th March 2019

Further details of the 2020 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.