tall ship sailing (next trip being planned)
360 GBP

(next trip being planned)

The trip is run by two qualified 21st century life coaches Jon Thorne and Stuart Marshall. 

Cirden Trust supply the amazing boat and 3 professional crew who are responsible for safety.

This is our 6th trip. We are a community enterprise. We are not for profit. Our 2 leaders go for free, they are not paid. 

Young adults can now work towards our qualifications in the life skills of successful innovators, entrepreneurs, adventurers. 

You can learn about these skills and our new qualification... on this link http://communitysport.club/product/our-qualification

The Details

Dates 24th to 28th of April 2017. 

Sailing from Ipswich to Ipswich.
Ideally, this trip is for 14 - 25 years old. (We do accept younger, but we need to chat first jon.thorne@CommunitySport.club)

If you pay directly into our account, it costs £350. Account details are ... "There will be cake" and 08-92-99 65605576

If you pay via our website, its £360

In view of tight time scales, place is only reserved when we are in receipt monies and the completed forms.  

Tall ship is provided by the Cirden sailing trust along with 3 professional sailors responsible for our safety. http://cirdantrust.org/queen-galadriel/

All young adults have an opportunity to gain our qualifications

We supply a minimum of 2 community coaches who operate under our guarantee.

If you go to our photo page on our facebook page and scroll down you will see pictures of our previous tallships ... Click here

ionsquest email  jon.thorne@CommunitySport.club

Details below ...


To have a place reserved on the tall ship trip we need the fee paid in full and the information below completed and returned.

Further information to help you prepare for the tall ship is included at the bottom of this email.

*First Name;
*Male / Female;
*Full Address including Postcode;
*Date of Birth;
*Place of Birth;
*Passport Number (required, please bring along in case we get the chance to sail to France);
*Nationality (required by Cirdan Trust);

*Any Allergies and Medical Information we need to be aware of;
*Any special dietary requirements, ie vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, dairy free etc, also please advise of any food allergies or intolerances;
*Last immunisation against tetanus (obtainable from your GP);
*National Health number (obtainable from your GP);
*Name, address, and telephone number of family doctor;
*please advise of any and all medication you will bring on board, including sea sickness tablets if possibly required;

Next of Kin;
*Name(s) of Parent/Guardian (if under 18), or Next of Kin (over 18);
*Parent / Guardian / Next of Kin Emergency Telephone Number;
*Parent / Guardian / Next of Kin Email Address;
*Relationship to Crew Member;

Additionally, if you could also please confirm consent of the items below by email in the first instance AND then bring along a signed completed copy to the ship, or alternatively please complete, sign, scan and return to me.

Tall Ship Sailing, Queen Galadriel, April 24th to 28th inclusive.

Name of Young Person: ..................................................... (In Capitals Please)

Consent – Accident / Illness (for under 18's only)
In the event of illness or accident requiring emergency hospital treatment, I authorise you, as a designated Volunteer and Host of ‘CommunitySport.club’, to sign on my behalf any written form of consent required by the hospital authorities, if the delay required to obtain my own signature is considered inadvisable by the surgeon concerned.
(The medical profession takes the view that parent’s consent cannot be delegated. This view is explicit in the Child Act 1989. This medical form has no legal status and a doctor/nurse insisting on the parents consent has the right to do so.)

Signed / Dated: .............................................................. Parent / Guardian (of under 18's only)

Consent - Photography(for all)
The Cirdan Trust, CommunitySport.club and There will be Cake would like to use photos and other media in their promotional material.  
If you do not wish to give consent to this, please state NO on the relevant signature line, and DO NOT SIGN.
I hereby give consent for images of the above named young person to be used by the above entities to promote their voyages and events.

Signed / Dated: ............................................................ Parent / Guardian / over 18 Crew Member

Consent - Swimming
 (for under 18's only)
In the event that we are able to swim from shore or if permitted by Cirdan Trust from the Vessel, please confirm that your young person has your consent to swim and is competent in deep water.  
If you do not wish to give consent to either or both of these, please state NO on the relevant signature line, and DO NOT SIGN.
I hereby give consent for the above named young person to swim from shore during the trip, he/she is a competent swimmer.

Signed / Dated: .............................................................. Parent / Guardian (of under 18's only)

I hereby give consent for the above named young person to swim from the Vessel, Queen Galadriel, if permitted by the crew, he/she is competent in deep water.

Signed / Dated: .............................................................. Parent / Guardian (of under 18's only)

The Trust assumes responsibility for members of a group, individuals and other passengers only when afloat in a Cirdan Trust vessel or tender and holds insurance to cover The Trust's legal liability in the event of injury or mishaps only during these periods.
The Trust do not hold insurance to cover loss or damage to personal property, personal injury or medical needs (other than where their negligence is involved). In this respect the Trust recommends that individuals seek advice for insurance cover to meet any medical needs, for loss or damage to personal property and when off the vessel.

CommunitySport.club and its volunteers/hosts do not have any further insurance for this trip, other than that provided for by the Cirdan Trust as mentioned above. If you wish please organise further insurance for your young person as required.

Insurance Waiver
(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my travelling to and from these activities,

(B) I INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in these paragraphs from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this trip, the onboard and shore activities, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this trip and these activities.


Signed / Dated: ................................................................... Crew Member(All)

The undersigned parent and natural guardian does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such capacity, has consented to his/her child or ward’s participation in the trip and activities, and has agreed individually and on behalf of the child or ward, to the terms of the accident waiver and release of liability set forth above. The undersigned parent or guardian further agrees to save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all of the parties referred to above from all liability, loss, cost, claim, or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act and release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parents or legal guardian.

Signed / Dated: .................................................................. Parent / Guardian (of under 18's only)


Further information from The Cirdan Trust to help you plan for the trip;

During the trip, if you want to follow our progress at sea please visit; http://cirdantrust.org/fleet-tracker/

If you could please read through and discuss these points with your young person, rest assured there will be a more in depth safety briefing on board by the crew.

On Board Safety

For safety reasons, a strict no smoking policy operates below decks.
Smoking is permitted on deck, in certain circumstances and in designated areas, providing the skipper says it is safe to do so.
Some groups are covered by a no smoking policy within their institution and may choose to maintain this on board. **PLEASE NOTE OUR POLICY IS NO SMOKING OR E-CIGARETTES FOR THE DURATION OF THE TRIP**

No alcohol is allowed on board for any youth charter.  
Anyone under the influence of alcohol may become disorientated and a danger to themselves and others. The Skipper has the right to refuse to sail with anyone in this condition.

No drugs are allowed on board unless prescribed by a Medical Practitioner. A zero tolerance policy is applied to any illegal substances found and to the misuse of any substance on The Trust’s vessels. The persons responsible will not be allowed to continue on the trip.

The Trust assumes responsibility for members of a group, individuals and other passengers only when afloat in a CirdanSailing Trust vessel or tender and holds insurance to cover The Trust’s legal liability in the event of injury or mishaps only during these periods.
Passenger Liability is arranged through the P&I Club which specialises in third party liability insurance for shipowners, operators and charterers. Passenger Liability under The Trust’s insurance policy is without limit within the confines of English Law.
We do not hold insurance to cover loss or damage to personal property, personal injury or medical needs (other than where our negligence is involved). In this respect we recommend that individuals seek advice for insurance cover to meet any medical needs, for loss or damage to personal property and when off the vessel.  

Life on Board

Ship’s Needs
If a member of your group is given a task by the crew, they must do it – it may be of vital importance!
An explanation will be given if possible, but for safety reasons there may not be time for talk first.
Always complete the tasks as instructed and ask questions afterwards.

Watch Keeping
Sometimes it is necessary to sail at night.
Once on board, the group become active members of the crew. The crew are divided into teams called watches.
The watch system is designed to allow the activities on board to continue right throughout the day and night in a way that is fair to everyone.

With a large group of people living in the confines of a boat, domestic chores are essential to maintain a pleasant and healthy environment.
Time must be taken each day to clean the boat to maintain standards.
Cleaning should take the form of a rota to include cleaning the toilets and wash basins, floors, galley and fridge, as well as swabbing the decks.
At the end of the trip a full clean up is carried out by the group under the direction of the Cirdan sea staff and with the cooperation of the group leaders to ensure the vessel is left in the condition you would wish to find it. This is done most successfully when approached positively and as a challenge.

Kit List

Each Person

Sleeping bag & Pillow
Warm sleeping gear
Underwear and socks
Toiletries and large towel
Shirts, tee-shirts
Trousers x 2/3 (preferably not jeans)
Jerseys (warm) x 3
Two pairs of non-slip shoes
Modest amount of pocket money
Warm hat & gloves even in summer
Jacket - preferably waterproof
Bin liners – to keep gear dry
Sun tan lotion
Completed signed copy of the information and consents sheet
**PLEASE ALSO NOTE; As we are hoping to sail through the night at least once, it will get cold!!! so bring enough jumpers, even if the weather is forecast to be a heatwave!!**

Flip flops (for use on shore and in showers)
Pencil and paper
Cards and/or small board games
Swimming costume
Musical Instruments
As a group - Games / Football
Sea sickness medication eg Stugeron and/or wristbands **Please ensure you provide these for your child as we cannot provide for all, and in some cases weather can be quite extreme onboard!!**


The group is responsible for provisioning and cooking for everyone on board throughout the voyage. They also have domestic responsibilities which must be taken seriously.
Sailing can be a cold and wet activity (even in summer) – so bring lots of warm clothing and bedding (including a pillow).

Waterproof trousers and tops are supplied by The Trust. Wellington boots are not supplied – they can be useful while sailing and for going ashore.

There is very little opportunity for drying clothes on board so bring spares.

All sailing vessels have limited space. Kit should be brought in soft bags or frameless rucksacks (preferably water resistant). Black bin sacks will do. Suitcases and other hard-edged containers are not suitable.

Safety is of utmost importance. If any member of the group compromises their own safety or that of anyone else on board they will be removed from the vessel and their actions may jeopardise the continuation of the voyage.

The Trust maintains the vessels to a very high standard for your safety and enjoyment; please encourage your group to respect this as you may be asked to pay for any wilful damage.  

Also please see below some details about the vessel we shall be on;

Queen Galadriel

Vessel type     Baltic Trader  

RigGaff           Ketch

Specification   Length 32m, including spars
                        Beam 6.6m


The vessel has a large open plan galley and saloon area where the long table is a feature and easily seats all on board. The well equipped galley has ample storage an industrial size cooker, two domestic size fridges, a freezer and a double sink. Sleeping accommodation consists of 12 bunks situated forward on either side of the vessel with a further 4 bunks in two separate cabins. There are three toilet and wash areas, all have hot and cold running water.

Areas of operation

Queen Galadriel starts her season in Ipswich, Suffolk before heading south to operate from ports on the south coast for the summer. From here she can explore the south coast and make regular crossings to the Channel Islands and France. Queen Galadriel also competes in the TallShips' Race to foreign ports and other maritime festivals.


Queen Galadriel, a Baltic Trader is 32.9 metres long with a beam of 6.6 metres. She was built in 1937 in Svenborg, Denmark and was originally named 'Else' after the Captain's daughter. Queen Galadriel traded as a cargo vessel around the coasts of Denmark and Norway, initially as a motor sailor but after 1956 under motor alone. By 1970, the need for such vessels as Else had ceased and her future became uncertain.

In 1983, she was bought by The Cirdan Sailing Trust and went into service renamed 'Queen Galadriel' after a character in Tolkein's 'Lord of The Rings'.

After twenty years in the business of sailingresidentials she was taken out of service during 2003 for a major structural refit. This involved replacement of the keel, extensive re-planking, installation of watertight bulkheads and renewal of all the electrical and mechanical systems. The opportunity was used to completely redesign and renew all below deck accommodation.

Queen Galadriel returned to service in May 2004 to continue her important role in working with young people.