2023 Sailing Season
LEADER sails with a professional crew of a Skipper, Mate and Bosun
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Crew Member, and helping our crew deliver safe and exciting voyages at sea, while also boosting your own seafaring skills and experience - please register your interest with this application form and we'll add you to our volunteer crew list.
Make a Donation
Unlike in Great Britain, where there are numerous traditional working sailing ships, LEADER is the only such heritage vessel working in Northern Ireland
By keeping LEADER afloat, you'll be supporting:
sail training opportunites for young people
access to a tall ship for the whole community
a revival of traditional seafaring and boatbuilding skills
a platform for local maritime history
Thank you for your generous support.
Do you have woodworking machinery, tools or materials that you may no longer have use for?
We may be able to use them in our boatbuilding workshops or restoration projects.
Help us keep LEADER seaworthy and sailing
Become a Trustee
The Board of Trustees would like to recruit additional members to join them as we deliver on our mission to bring Leader to more people and ports in the coming years. Particularly (but not exclusively) those with sailing, administrative, financial, fundraising, PR, or youth work experience.
Volunteer Crew Member
Help to crew Leader with guests on board
Learn new seafaring skills
Support our professional crew
Help with annual winter refit and ongoing maintenance
And so much more...
If you are interested in getting involved but aren't sure how you'd like to contribute to the project, please don't hesitate to get in touch! You don't need previous experience sailing or boatbuilding to make an impact.