News in December 2017

Come and work with us at The Trinity Sailing Foundation Posted on

The Trinity Sailing Foundation is on the look out for three new people to join the team.

We are recruiting three new crew members: A cook, a mate, and a skipper.

The skipper will be working on a seasonal contract — between January to September 2018 — on board Golden Vanity.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of (valid, commercially-endorsed) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Cruising Instructor certificates, along with a valid ENG 1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate. Ideally they will also hold an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Certificate.

This person will have previous experience skippering traditionally-rigged sailing vessels and relevant maintenance skills. The skipper will be responsible for the overall management and operation the vessel, both during voyages and maintenance periods as required. They will also undertake training of other seastaff and trainees including relevant RYA qualifications.  A positive approach to developing a “safety culture” on board and embracing current legislation is required in this role.

The new mate will be working on board Provident, or Leader, during the same seasonal period.

This person will hold a minimum of RYA Day Skipper or RYA Watch Leader certification along with a valid ENG 1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate. They will have previous experience of sail training, ideally carried out on board traditionally-rigged sailing vessels. This person will be competent to stand a navigational watch during a cross channel passage, and they will have some maintenance skills.

Our new cook will be working on board Provident, during the same seasonal period. This person will hold a valid food hygiene certificate and a valid ENG1 or ML5 medical fitness certificate.

They will have experience of catering for 16 people or more. The cook will be responsible for all catering and food/galley hygiene on board, providing three meals per day with suitable refreshments in between. They will also have responsibility for victualling, with support and assistance from our shorebased office team.

During Sail Training voyages the cook will involve the trainees in preparation, service and clearing down after each meal, helping to give them an educational experience in the galley and teaching them new skills.

During adult charter voyages the cook will be responsible for the preparation and cooking of each meal, with help serving and clearing down from the seastaff, but the ability to manage the galley alone if necessary is important.

All job offers will be subject to an:

  • Interview at our office
  • On board assessment
  • Enhanced DBS check

For more information, or to apply, email a CV to, or call 01803 88 33 55 for more information.


Trinity Crew

Golden Vanity Trust Christmas Quiz Posted on

A fundraising quiz, in aid of the Golden Vanity Trust, is being held in Brixham tomorrow.

The Queens Arms, in Station Hill, will play host to The Golden Vanity Charity Christmas Quiz on Friday, December 15, from 8pm.

Entrants will be given a free mince pie if they attend in a Christmas-themed outfit, and there will also be a raffle. It is £1 to enter, with a maximum of four people per team. The top prize is a gallon of ale.

Golden Vanity Quiz 2017

New Fundraising Tool for The Trinity Sailing Foundation Posted on

The Trinity Sailing Foundation has launched a new fundraising tool so you can help support the charity when shopping online.

Christmas is coming, which means a lot of our supporters will be buying gifts on the internet. Now every time you buy something online this season – from stocking fillers to your festive food and drink or even a winter holiday – you could be raising money for Trinity with easyfundraising.

With over 3,300 retailers including John Lewis, Amazon, and Expedia ready to give us a totally FREE donation for every online purchase it’s time to get shopping! Sign up here it wont cost you a thing and will be helping support The Trinity Sailing Foundation and hundreds of disadvantaged young people.

Here is a short video which shows you how simple it is and how you can support our work: