Join us for the Caribbean adventure of a lifetime

Following the success of our first two SII Tall Ships Challenges in 2019 and again in 2022 which were in Cork and Poole respectively, last year we decided the only way to improve on the voyages was to head for warmer climes!

Spinal Injuries Ireland commissioned the SV Tenacious Tall Ship and brought a crew of 35 people of all abilities on the voyage of a lifetime. We sailed from the stunning location of Antigua down to Guadeloupe (where we docked, spending a beautiful day on the beach), before heading back to Antigua and flying back home to Dublin.

This year, we’re going to be exploring the island of Guadeloupe further as we sail around it, hopefully (weather permitting) stopping off again for another beach day in paradise.

Our crew shall be made up of 8 people with a spinal cord injury, their personal assistants, and 19 further people from all backgrounds and abilities. No sailing experience is required; all that is needed is determination. There are no passengers on this Tall Ship though. Every person has a role, every person is an equal member of the crew, and every person contributes to the success of this voyage as part of a powerful team of individuals. If you join the crew you will be on shift, on duty and part of the team!

Sunday 11th February to Sunday 19th February

Saturday 11th February              

  • All participants fly from Dublin to Guadeloupe via Paris CDG.
  • Board the SV Tenacious Sunday evening
  • Welcomes, Safety Briefings and an evening alongside to become acquainted

Monday 12th February              

  • First day at sea; Training, setting sails and helming.
  • First night at sea

Tuesday 7th – Sunday 18th February              

  • Sailing the Caribbean, stopping at several ports along the way (TBC)
  • Celebrations as the SV Tenacious and crew dock in Pointe-á-Pitre

Sunday 18th February              

  • Return flight to Dublin, arriving the 19th

Cost and Fundraising

To participate each participant must raise a minimum of €6,500 (a deposit of €500 followed by €6,000). We will work with you to ensure that you reach your target easily, we will also be on hand to provide you with materials for your fundraising.  This price includes flights, transfers between Antigua airport and the port, accommodation and full board.

To get a taste of what a trip on a SII Tall Ship Challenge is like, have a watch of our amazing 2019 crew reflect on their experiences….


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Tall Ships Challenge 2024

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