A course onboard a sailing ship

The SAIL for Teachers journey lasts for up to 7 days, in Baltic or nearby European waters. The start and end point differs from year to year. The course has both a theoretical and practical part. The theoretical part consists of lectures, presentations, workshops and teamwork on Education for Sustainable Development. The practical part focuses on the teamwork of the daily life on board a tall ship: sailor’s duties such as night watches, furling sails and kitchen duties.

BUP SAIL for Teachers 2020 postponed

Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus covid-19, BUP SAIL for Teachers 2020 will be POSTPONED to August 2021. More information about application deadline and other details coming up later on. 

The plan was for the course to start in Mariehamn, Åland Islands, on the sailing vessel, the galeas Albanus, and arrive in Visby, Gotland to connect to the BUP Symposium 2020 in Visby. Also the BUP Symposium is postponed!


In 2019 the course took place onboard STS Frederyk Chopin, a Polish sail training ship. The cruise started in Szczecin, Poland and ended in Aalborg, Denmark. The course material is found here.

Organisers: BUP associate secretariate in Finland and BUP coordination secretary at Uppsala university