We are very pleased that the Dutch Tall Ships enjoy the company of a very international crew and voyage crew. Not a voyage is the same. Having up to 14 different nationalities on board during a voyage is no exception. With all those differerent languages on board we have one common language; English. All communication and instructions are given in the English language.
The average age varies every voyage, but there is voyage crew on board from the age of 15 but up to 80+ years old. The most important factor to sign up for a voyage on board any of the Dutch Tall Ships is being healthy and fit and be willing to participate in the daily life on board. The level of participation will depend on your interest and physical condition, some are always high up in the mast while others prefer the duties on deck.
During Tall Ships Races 50% of the voyage crew needs to be between 15 and 25 years old, the other 50% can be over 25 years old. During all other voyages we do not have an age restriction, however an extra health check is applicable for people from 70 years and over. In general all age groups are being represented on board.