Join us for the adventure of a lifetime

Following the success of our inaugural SII Tall Ships Challenge back in May 2019 we decided it couldn’t be long before Spinal Injuries Ireland took to the ocean again. There was only one thing we realised…We’re going to need a bigger boat…and a bigger adventure!

Spinal Injuries Ireland has commissioned the SV Tenacious Tall Ship to lead a crew of 40 people of all abilities on the voyage of a lifetime. We will sail from the beautiful port town of Poole on the South Coast of England, veer south towards Jersey and the North coast of France (where we will hopefully dock, weather permitting), before heading back for home and sailing into Dublin.

Our crew shall be made up of 8 people with a spinal cord injury, their personal assistants, and 24 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!

Saturday 18th June Poole to 25th June Dublin

June 18th               

  • All participants fly from Dublin to Bournemouth.
  • Transfer from Bournemouth to Poole
  • Board the SV Tenacious mid afternoon
  • Welcomes, Safety Briefings and an evening alongside to become acquainted

June 19th

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

June 20th – 24th

  • Journey from Poole to Dublin stopping at several ports along the way (TBC)

June 25th

  • Celebrations as the SV Tenacious and crew dock in Dublin.
  • Disembarkation in Dublin 

Cost and Fundraising

To participate each participant must raise a minimum of €4,000 (a deposit of €400 followed by €3,600). 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 includes flights, transfers between airports 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….


Please enter your details below to register your interest and find out more about joining our 2022 Tall Ships Crew

Tall Ships Challenge 2022

To put down your deposit and book your place, please click here.


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