How to apply

How to apply to be a deckhand on Götheborg

Are you ready to apply to sail as a deckhand on board the world's largest wooden sailing ship? You will make memories for a lifetime, meet new friends, work hard and learn a lot. This is going to be a great adventure and a fantastic experience. 

Before you apply, please make sure that you have read:
1. "Who can apply" (terms & conditions)
2. "Life on board"

Sign up for an account

  1. When you have read the terms & conditions, please follow the link in the section below (Apply for a sailing leg (PAAM)) to our registration system.
  2. Sign up for an account.
  3. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email to validate your account (please check your junk mail if it is not in your regular inbox).
  4. Complete your profile (you are only able to apply if your profile is complete).
  5. You are now ready to apply for a sailing leg!

Apply for a sailing leg (PAAM)

  1. To book a sailing leg, press “Apply”.
  2. Choose which sailing legs you want to apply for.
  3. Press “Info & apply” of the specific sailing leg you want to apply for.
  4. Press “Apply”.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email.

If you have been accepted for a sailing leg

  1. You will get a confirmation email from the crew manager with further instructions about payment.
  2. You need to pay the sign-up fee within 7 days, otherwise, you will lose your position on board.
  3. Your application status will change to "Accepted".

If you have not been accepted for a sailing leg*

  1. Your application status will change into either "Waiting list" or "Cancelled".
  2. You will receive an email to confirm that you are on the waiting list or that your registration has been cancelled by the organisation.

*This may be due to one of the following reasons:
a) There were too many applicants for this sailing leg (you are invited to apply for another sailing leg).
b) We need to have a more mixed group considering age and gender.
c) You haven’t met our requirements concerning your health (for example allergies, sickness or use of medication).

Who can apply? Read this information (terms & conditions) to see who can apply to be a deckhand. Because of the physically demanding work that we do on board, anyone joining us as a deckhand need to meet a number of requirements listed here. Read more
Available Sailing Legs Find out which sailing legs are available right now. Here you will find a description of each sailing leg, number of days sailing, sign on and off dates as well as the price for each leg. Read more
Life on board Learn about life on board, and what you need to bring along when joining the crew for this great adventure. Read more
Payment agreement & Cancellation rules Read more
FAQ Before applying to become a crew member on Götheborg of Sweden, please read the most frequently asked questions. Read more