Join us for the Caribbean adventure of a lifetime

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

Spinal Injuries Ireland has commissioned the SV Tenacious Tall Ship to lead a crew of 35 people of all abilities on the voyage of a lifetime. We will sail from the stunning location of Antigua around the nearby isles (where we will hopefully dock, weather permitting), before heading back to Antigua before flying back home to Dublin.

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!

Saturday 4th March to Sunday 12th March

Saturday 4th March              

  • All participants fly from Dublin to Antigua via London Heathrow.
  • Board the SV Tenacious Saturday evening
  • Welcomes, Safety Briefings and an evening alongside to become acquainted

Sunday 5th March              

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

Monday 6th – Saturday 11th March              

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

Sunday 12th March              

  • Return flight to Dublin 

Cost and Fundraising

To participate each participant must raise a minimum of €6,000 (a deposit of €500 followed by €5,500). 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….


Please enter your details below to register your interest and find out more about joining our 2023 Tall Ships Crew

Tall Ships Challenge 2023

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


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