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Although well outside my timescale, it is an interesting development. Since the trips are all quite short it will be very different from the other nations doing sail training. Moreover, once demand picks up again one assumes that the Jubilee Sailing Trust will wish to return to catering for its main client base.
In fact the Royal Navy has flirted with sail training quite a lot since WW2. For example:
• In 1956 RN Cadets from Dartmouth, along with RNR cadets from Pangbourne, Worcester & Conway, formed the trainee crew for the 3-masted schooner Creole in the first tall ships race.
• Trainee RN officers have quite regularly done exchange voyages with naval sail training ships of other nations, notably Germany.