News in October 2017

Have you got what it takes to become a crew member? Posted on

The Trinity Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce two new positions for staff deckhands.

The volunteer roles would begin this December and cover the 2018 sailing season. During the refit period the ideal candidates would be required to work five days a week. Once the season is up and running the rota would be four weeks on and one week off.

Although this is an unpaid role; uniform, food and accommodation will be provided while on-board. The opportunity would also be an ideal way to start a career in the sail training industry, and there will opportunities to lean traditional maintenance skills.

Ben Wheatley, Operations Director, said: “The new recruits will receive lots of instruction and hands-on training and there is potential to promoted to Bosun, during the season, and the possibility of further progression within the organisation.”

Trinity operates three gaff rigged sailing vessels from Brixham, in Devon. Leader, Provident, and Golden Vanity are used for a combination of youth sail training, RYA courses, adult cruising holidays and DofE Award voyages.

The new positions are working on board Leader and Provident.  The deckhands will work under the supervision of the vessel’s professional skipper and mate, learning the ropes, and gaining experience of seamanship and practical youth work.

There is also scope to work towards the following qualifications:

  • RYA Competent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper (Practical)
  • RYA Watch Leader
  • Navigational Watch Rating
  • Yacht Rating

Applicants will need to hold  — or  Trinity can help arrange — a valid ENG1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate.

All our crew and staff are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check, which Trinity’s office team will arrange.

For more information, or to find out more, please email ben via or call 01803 88 33 55.


Trinity's crew members

Would you like to volunteer for the weekend with Trinity Sailing? Posted on

Trinity Sailing is glad to announce the continuation of its popular programme of volunteer maintenance weekends, starting this November.

Ahead of the new season we will be running approximately one volunteer weekend per month; the next two are scheduled over November 11 and 12, and December 16 and 17. Both will take place in Dartmouth where our vessels will be berthed for the winter.

Operations Director Ben Wheatley said: “For each volunteer weekend, we are happy to provide food and accommodation on board in exchange for getting your hands dirty, and we usually work between 0800 hours and 1600 hours each day.

“Volunteers of all abilities are welcome, as long as you over the age of 18 and reasonably fit and well. If this is something that you would like to get involved in, or you are interested in any aspect of volunteering with Trinity, please do get in touch with us via me email or by telephone on 01803 88 33 55.

“These weekends are a good mixture of work and fun, with a good chance to socialise with other like-minded people who enjoy spending time on board our vessels.”

Harri Smith

2017 Sailing Season Comes to an End. Posted on

The Trinity Sailing 2017 season has officially finished for the year.

Golden Vanity was the last of the fleet out this weekend, finishing of an RYA Day Skipper week. She has now arrived in Brixham, to join Leader and Provident, back on the heritage pontoon. All three vessels will soon be off to Dartmouth for a few months.

We will be keeping on some members of our sea staff over the winter to keep on with the maintenance so our vessels will be back ready and shipshape for the 2018 season, starting next Easter.

Leader and Provident will be alongside Dartmouth’s town pontoon, with Golden Vanity kept out secure on a mooring buoy, over Christmas. After the festive season more of our crew members will be returning as the refit season picks up pace and all three vessels will be brought back to Brixham.

There are some volunteer weekends coming up over the next few months, if anyone would like to come and help with the refit work. Food and accommodation will be provided in return for people getting their hands dirty, under the guidance of our professional crew. To find out more, please send an email to our Operations Director, Ben, via

We have started taking bookings for sail training and look forward to welcoming some schools and youth organisations, both new and existing. Our 2018 cruising programme is now live. You can also download, or print, our brochure here. We look forward to seeing you all on board next year!

Leader's wheel