Heritage Adventure Training Day (Youth) – At Sea

Sunday 18th June 2017, 11:00 - 19:00

This exciting venture which is in part supported by Heritage Lottery Funding is principally designed to give young people the opportunity of undertaking a short sea voyage on a large ocean going ship and to learn just a little bit more about the many special skills and disciplines necessary to safely operate and navigate such a vessel.

Participants will be required to be aboard the ship by 11.00 for the necessary pre-sailing safety and organisational briefs. Training will then take place aboard the Shieldhall before participants will join the afternoon Fathers Day cruise. Return to berth is planned for 19.00 and participants will be able to depart the ship shortly thereafter. During the cruise participants will have the opportunity to visit the bridge and the main machinery spaces which with the ship in steam will be quite an eye-opening and a very unique experience. During the day there will be instructional sessions on different aspects of seamanship about the ship and the possibility exists for the ship to drop anchor, may-be a "man o'board" exercise or even an "abandon ship" drill".

The subject matter covered by these sessions or the content thereof could possibly change dependent upon operational factors and / or availability of instructors although this is thought unlikely. The day is planned to finish at 18.00 or shortly thereafter.

Staff / leaders are FREE on a 1: 6 ratio basis, staff / leaders outside this ratio £25 per head. 

To book this event, please use our online payment system. If you wish to ask any questions, please contact Richard Jarvis. He can be contacted by emailing To view all details regarding this event, click here.


Please note this event will join our Fathers Day Excursion on this date.

Parents or Friends that wish to join the training day participants on the afternoon cruise may do so at a discounted price of £20 per head. This ticket can be purchased below and is called "Parent or Friend".



A Participant


Heritage Adventure Training - At Sea

Cat. no: 18062017-YOUTH

Leader or Guest


Heritage Adventure Training - At Sea

Cat. no: 18062017-GUEST

Parent or Friend


Heritage Adventure Training - At Sea

Cat. no: 18062017-PARENT/FRIEND