Everyone can sail with Christian Radich. Sailing with us is a positive challenge – both physically and mentally – and it is a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most famous windjammers. On board you will find new friends from various countries. Christian Radich has had up to 18 nations on one leg – a truly international crew!
The ship can accommodate 80 trainees – everyone can sail with Christian Radich – and they do! Each trainee is assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. Among the duties are lookout, fire-and safety patrols, sail manoeuvres and steering – all performed under professional supervision. In order to sail, we need as many trainees in the rig as possible. The sail manoeuvres can be demanding, but spectacular. Entering the rig is the ultimate event to many, but it is not mandatory.
The trainees sleep in hammocks or bunk beds in two comfortable, air-conditioned dormitories below deck. The ship has modern shower facilities and serves three excellent meals per day. A small slope chest is also available where souvenirs, toiletries and snacks can be purchased.
Appropriate clothing is necessary, including rainwear and warm and windproof clothes.
Further information regarding what to bring along will be sent to you either online or by mail after registration. Christian Radich’s handbook can either be downloaded or you can ask the office to send it to you. The handbook describes life on board a tall ship and we recommend it for new trainees. Håndbok
In port, the ships position is determined by the local harbor office. The times are approximate and may change. Ample time should therefore be calculated for all travelling arrangements before and after the voyage. We might also arrive earlier than scheduled, if so, the trainees can stay on board until stated arrival.
The age limit is 15 years (on departure date), or 12 years when sailing with parents on non-race legs . If you are over 70 years of age, we need a health certificate from your doctor. You must be healthy enough to participate in the work on board.
Said by a trainee
“We got everything, sun,rain,storm, no wind, wind from the wrong or right direction, refreshing temperatures around 12 degrees, phantastic food!, physical (pull the rope) and mental (memorize the rope) training, full body input and increasing heart beat at the helm, meditation on lookout duty at sundawn, live Scottish Music in Ullapool, wonderful watch comrades, good talks and dedicated watch leaders. All this in the friendly warm atmosphere created by the crew made this voyage again one to unwind and gather new joy of life. Thank you!” from Irmelin Probst, on the voyage from Oslo – Belfast, summer 2015
Further information regarding what to bring along can be downloaded if you book online or will be sent with the confirmation after registration. The Christian Radich Handbook can be downloaded or you can ask us to send it to you. We recommend you to read it if it’s your first time on board. On board, you will get information about safety procedures, work with sails and rigging, meals and watch-teams. It is expected that all the trainees take part in the work on board.
• Bring: Sleeping bag, warm and waterproof clothing, cap, gloves, toiletries, suntan lotion, shoes with rubber soles, towel and passport. Rubber boots may be useful.
• Choose clothes that may take stains. We recommend that you pack in a soft bag without wheels. The bag should be stored into your locker, which takes 120 liters. A part of the locker can be locked with a small padlock that you bring with you or purchase on board.
• The mobile phone has no coverage when we are in open sea. Should a situation require contact with people ashore, the ship and the office will assists you. Power supply on board is 220 VAC.
• Remember to notify the sergeant and watch leader on board if you use seasick medication or seasick bandage. When using seasickness medication you are not allowed to enter the rig within a certain time after use.
• When at sea the ship is “dry,” i.e. totally alcohol restricted.
• In the small shop you can buy some snacks, chocolate, soft drinks, toiletries and souvenirs.
You can book online or you can e-mail us a registration form, it is an additional fee of 15 euros. If you choose the last, the reservation is valid by paying 25 % deposit per voyage. The balance must be settled 30 days before departure. Download the registration form: Registration vintervoyages booking-summer-voyages
More than 60 days before departure: Adminstration fee, 15 euros
15-59 days before departure: 50% of the total amount.
Less than 15 days before departure: Full price.
Tickets to and from the harbours have to be ordered by the trainee and are not included in the price.