Good to hear you are interested in sailing as a mentor on a Windseeker sail training voyage. We take our mentor-business quite seriously. Mentors are an important part of the sail training experiences we offer to participants, and it’s a quite special position. It asks for great social skills, an open mind, quite a bit of energy and a willingness to learn. In return, you will get endless happy faces and the very rewarding feeling of contributing to the life-changing experience a lot of the trainees indicate the trips to be.
Mentoring means spending a couple of weeks in the summer on board a Sail Training vessel, as a volunteer. If also includes communication with the participants before the Journey and some assistance with preparing the program on board. You will become a Windseeker representative and help us to provide the best possible experience to the trainees.
Our mentors are special people. We appreciate them, and we do our best to accommodate their own personal learning process. There will be an (online) training, some coaching and (in case of the Tall Ships Races) support in the harbours. We will supply you with everything you need on board, you just do your thing with it.
There is not one way of being a mentor. You all bring your background, experience and personality on board. This is also why we take special care in matching mentors to ships, projects and each other. It can be quite a puzzle! Luckily we have been doing it for a while now. You might have questions. We will answer all of them. First, we have a couple for you.
All of the journeys for 2023 already have their mentors. If you're interested in joining us next year, then please fill out the form below. We will store it in a safe place, and get back to you when we're planning the next year's journeys. Please keep in mind that it won't happen before February 2024. If anything changes for you in the meantime, please let us know.