Once in a lifetime chance to learn the ropes aboard a replica engineless Thames barge making passage offshore along the east coast learning life and sail skills .
We have seven places up for grabs for those who fit our profile.
You, or your parent needs to email us at email@example.com telling us why you qualify for a trip aboard the Blue Mermaid when she leaves port from Maldon on Saturday May 23 returning Wednesday May 27. We want to know what this trip would mean to you and why this is an opportunity you might not otherwise get.
You need to be aged between 12 and 16 to be eligible.
Find out how the voyage went below last year in the words and pictures below.
Six Local Young people made history last year when they joined the Crew of the Blue Mermaid as she made passage from Maldon to Mistley to learn life and sail skills aboard this replica thames barge, the original, built at Mistley in 1930 was destroyed by a german mine in the second world war
The Crew moored at Wrabness just off for a swim
Check out this great video