The Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta will be a wonderful experience for anyone with a spirit of adventure, a love of the sea, and a desire to visit new places and different cultures. It doesn’t even matter if you have never been on a boat or a sailing ship before … most of the participating vessels welcome novices as well as experienced sailors.

Getting on board to sail in the Regatta is easy.
If you live in or close to one of the host ports contact:

Tim Bowerbank -

Paolo Costa

Captain Vitor Grácio -

Or, contact one of the vessels taking part which have vacancies for trainee crew members (click here).

Or, contact the following crew search agency*:
At Sea Sail Training (click here)

*this agency is independent and does not act on behalf of Sail Training International