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Sail Training

Our Founder, Kurt Hahn, described the Moray Firth as "my best schoolmaster" and sail training is an essential component of Gordonstoun's broad curriculum.

Sail training helps to develop teamwork and leadership skills, which complement personal challenge.

The opportunities to get involved in sailing at Gordonstoun are extensive:

Junior School

Pupils have the opportunity to sail the school’s toppers as part of their weekend activities, either on the School lake or at the local harbour in Hopeman. Year 8 pupils also spend a weekend on Gordonstoun's sail training vessel, Ocean Spirit of Moray, during the Summer Term. 

Senior School

Years 9, 10 and new students in Year 12 undergo seamanship training in cutters from nearby Hopeman harbour.

They learn basic skills in preparation for a voyage off the Scottish coast in the School's own 80-foot sail training vessel, Ocean Spirit of Moray.

The experience is unique in British mainstream education, combining the challenge of seas with the development of interpersonal skills, teamwork and leadership.

All Year 10 and 12 students go on a week long sail training voyage in the Summer or Autumn Term.

There are other opportunities to sail on Ocean Spirit during holiday periods. She has sailed to the Svalbard Archipelago on an unforgettable Arctic Voyage, crossed the Bay of Biscay to Santander and regularly takes part in the Tall Ships Races.


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