A brief history of T/S Britta:
T/S Britta was built in Sweden in 1956 by the Hälleviksstrand Shipyard and worked as a long-line fishing trawler in the North Atlantic and Arctic for 36 years. In 1992 T/S Britta was purchased by the Udevalla Sail Training Academy and converted to a Sail Training vessel.
A more detailed history is available on Hannes Sternerson’s website (in Swedish) and there’s a translation here.
“Transforming Lives at Sea”
What is Sail Training?
Sail Training in general is a unique, life changing and transformative experience. It has the potential to empower and connect those who choose to take it on.
Sail-training is the opportunity to sail as a full member of the crew aboard a large sailing vessel. No experience is necessary as full training is given by fully qualified and experienced captain and crew.
The teamwork and camaraderie bring a unique experience where people get to know each other very quickly and deeply which leads to valuable sharing of life’s lessons.
Suitable for all ages and backgrounds. For the overstressed, miracles can occur!
Sail-training benefits all ages when one can leave the whole world behind building teamwork aboard. When together 24/7 we get to know one another very well very quickly. Trust builds so that the team can cope with anything thrown at them creating a great sense of achievement and feeling of invincibility!
Young people benefit from personal development, overcoming fears, gaining confidence and character building.
When people on board have had the time and space to rethink their lives, often they return home having decided to make major changes in their lives. They may then ‘live the dream’ they always wanted!