Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
Our Two Weeks Before the Mast (TWBM) program is an opportunity to experience the life of a tall ship sailor. For two weeks, you’ll live aboard one of our vessels learning the basics of knots, sail theory, traditional and modern maintenance skills, and maritime history.
Ready to come aboard?
Select the perfect spot by reviewing the latest information in available slots.
Email us or call 800-200-5239 if you have questions. Fill out and submit your application via email, fax, or U.S. mail. Please allow 5-7 business days to process your application. Once your application has been processed and approved, we will contact you to schedule your time aboard.
The program fee for Two Weeks Before the Mast is $750.00.
Sail Trainees are assigned to either Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain based on staffing needs as determined by the captains and the headquarters in Aberdeen, Wash. Sail Trainees may request a specific boat, but GHHS cannot guarantee availability.
For information on this unique two-week experience living and working aboard a tall ship, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-200-5239.
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Laying aloft on the Lady Washington!
Check out this video of the Lady Washington crew doing what they do best. You can do this too, sign up for our Two Weeks Before the Mast sail training program. Do you want to be a tall ship sailor? Is the sea calling to you?