How we sailed to learn entrepreneurship


How we sailed to learn entrepreneurship

This exhibition exposes the experiences, impressions, emotions and lessons learnt during international training SAIL4entrepreneurSHIP that took place from 15 – 27 August in the Baltic Sea and its coast harbours.

It was an unique opportunity for 20 Baltic youth workers and leaders to practice sailing as a method in youth work and non-formal education developing the entrepreneurship competence.

During the sailing expedition the participants discovered the entrepreneurship opportunities and its culture in the Baltic Sea coast region and learnt the non-formal and experiential education methods that can be used working with young people to develop their entrepreneurship competence both in the sea and ashore.

SAIL4entrepreneurSHIP has been an important step to strengthen the collaboration between the youth workers and sailing community in the Baltic States. It is only the beginning of sailing youth workers movement.

SAIL4entrepreneurSHIP in numbers

  • 2 sail training yachts – Spaniel (17,06 m) and Lietuva (16,56 m)
  • 13 days
  • 500 nautical miles
  • 2 trainers + 2 captains
  • 20 youth workers and leaders from 3 Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia)
  • 5 harbours in 4 countries visited: Liepāja (Latvia) – Klaipėda (Lithuania) – Visby (Sweden) – Roomasaare (Estonia) –Ventspils (Latvia)
  • 45 nautical terms in 4 languages learnt
  • 10 learning methods to strengthen the entrepreneurship competence
  • 6 business ideas developed in the Baltic Sea and tested in Visby
  • 8 recipes of young successful entrepreneurs
  • 12 creative project ideas for future
  • TOTAL: 100+ lessons learnt, new impressions gained and emotions experienced


Organizer of the training: Sail Training Association Latvia

Partners: Sport Club Ostmarina (LT) and Eesti Merematkamise Selts (EE)

Trainers: Sintija Lase (LV) and Aistis Ramanauskas (LT)

Captains: Jānis Beikmanis (LV) and Rytis Lopas (LT)

Organizers of the exhibition: Eglė Kasperavičiūtė (LT), Reda Kazlaite (LT), Viktorija Kozlovska (LV), Kristiin Albert (EE)

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme.

This exhibition reflects the views only of the organizers and the participants of the training, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.