Britta

Ministry Name: 

Britta

Base Location:

UK

Vessels Operated:

Britta

Types of Ministries:

  • Discipleship
  • Maritime Training
  • Missions / Outreach
  • Retreats
  • Areas of Operation:

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Baltic Sea
  • Mediterranean

  • Key People:
    Chris Wren, Roger Toye

    Ministry overview

    Having acquired TS Britta in January work is needed to prepare her for Christian sail-training.

    I believe in accepting all onboard regardless of age, culture, experience or disability as there is always a place for every person to fit into our family. We just have to find where you fit best and how! Complete beginners who have never sailed before are welcome as full training provided.

    Our intended area of operation will be from west Scotland to The Canaries and as far east as Greece.

    Britta Details:

    Gaff Ketch
    Built 1956 89GRT
    140 tons displacement
    Oak on oak
    31.75m (104′)
    Airdraft 26m
    34 berths – 18 in saloon + 12 in cabins + 4 crew
    Sail 350 (360) m2
    3500ltrs water
    2300ltrs diesel
    320hp Volvo-Penta 12 litre engine
    Generator: 75 hp/31kw Perkins
    Companionway lift fitted for disabled.
    Sprinkler system!
    Built by Hälleviksstrand shipyard in Orust in 1956
    Based in Uddevalla since 1956.
    Converted from long-line Ling fishing to sail-training in 1992

    Practical Needs

    (Updated: 15 Mar 2022)

    Volunteer Exchange Benefits (pdf)

    TS Britta needs core staff in all areas to help complete the major refit.

    FUND RAISER

    Work with a new community focused Sail-Training organisation based in Bangor, Wales

    Our tall ship, Britta, is currently in a major refit phase.

    Main responsibilities. Working with the Britta team (including support person from Wales.coop) to find and apply for various grant, sponsorship opportunities and fund raising.

    Local or remote, work from anywhere, flexible role.

    Exchange your hours/days of volunteering for hours/days sailing when Britta is operational again.

     

    VOLUNTEER RECRUITER

    Work with a new community-focused Sail-Training organisation based in Bangor, Wales

     

    Our tall ship, Britta, is currently in a major refit phase.

    Main responsibilities. Working with the Britta team (including support person from Wales.coop) to recruit volunteers via job postings on Facebook and other sites. The volunteers will carry out maintenance and repairs of all kinds including jobs for the inexperienced to learn from the captain.

    Local or remote, work from anywhere, flexible role.

     

    Exchange your hours/days of volunteering for hours/days sailing when Britta is operational again.

    Suitable staff could become permanent and possibly paid later.

    www.tsbritta.org
    [email protected]

    Where next?

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    Thanks for your help!