Introducing James Cook

James Cook is a 21 metre (70 foot), 54 tonne steel-hulled ketch.

She was designed to be sailed by young people, many of whom come from non-sailing backgrounds. What makes James Cook special is its versatility - catering for crew both young and old, and crew with disabilities. All groups can be fully involved in sailing the boat. She also sails well enough to offer really exciting sailing and a proper challenge for older or more experienced crew members. Read 'A Week in the Life of James Cook'.

At the stern (the back end of the boat) is the cockpit, there is lots of room for crew people to sit together - either on look out or simply taking in the amazing views and fresh sea air. The steering wheel is also in the cockpit – all crew members take turns to steer the boat.Below deck is the saloon and sleeping quarters. The saloon has plenty of seating and a table big enough for everyone. Time spent below deck can be as much fun as the sailing experience, it’s where the whole team can have briefings together, chat about plans for the voyage, cook and eat together. On James Cook we ensure that everyone feels like a valued member of the team and above all have fun! Crew sleep below deck in an area at the front of the boat which contains 12 bunks. Our sea staff have cabins in the middle and the rear of the boat.
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