Young Mariners / Tall Ship

Young Mariners Program

Future Leaders Through ISPA Sail Training

ISPA’s Young Mariner’s Programs focus on given youth a chance to be part of a team, learn leadership skills, become more self-confident and increase environmental awareness. History has proven that sail training is an excellent way to train talented and confident leaders.

Our future society will be determined by today’s youth. One of the biggest factors in building a peaceful and stable society depends on whether or not society can train excellent leaders. ISPA hopes that our Young Mariner’s Programs can play a meaningful part in helping to shape our youth.

ISPA develops and operates the Young Mariners Program as a social contribution program that runs both Tall Ship and Keelboat courses for youth.

ISPA Young Mariner Program is a social contribution program which provides future leaders an environment to develop self-awareness about personal responsibility for the future of our Planet Earth.

Every participant will face “real life” challenges and are required to have a broad viewpoint, take actions as every person plays an essential part in the manoeuvring of the boat. In addition, all youth will need to develop clear communication skills and capacity to engage with people from different countries and socioeconomic backgrounds.
This program is designed to equip tomorrow’s leaders with essential skills to make difference in lives, communities and the world.

This program was originally started in 2004 and re-introduced in 2017, partnered with South Passage (Queensland Sail Training Association), and have been steadily gaining worldwide recognition. Through this program, ISPA Japan was awarded an official membership from Sail Training International (STI), the UK based Nobel Peace Prize nominee, in 2016.

Never forget that you are one of a kind.
Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.
And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world.
In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about.

So be that one person.

- Buckminster Fuller

ISPA International Certificate of Competency Tall Ship

ISPA Tall Ship Novice Crew:

When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, the holder is certified as a crew of Schooner Type ship under the command of ship officer.

ISPA Tall Ship Competent Crew:
When registered with International Sail and Power Academy Inc. ISPA, the holder is certified as a crew of any Type of Tall Ship under the command of ship officer.

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