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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Posted on

The Trinity Sailing team would like to wish all of our guests and clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We hope to see you all back on board in 2017.

Although a few of our voyages are now sold-out, we still have plenty of availability across the Trinity fleet.

You can view our 2017 brochure here, or look out for availability on our website here.

Our office will close for the festive break from Thursday, December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3. If you would like to reserve a berth on a voyage during this period you can complete a booking form here, or send an email to team@trinitysailing.org

Best wishes,

Ben, Harry, and Martin (the office team)

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Volunteering in Early 2017 Posted on

Trinity Sailing is inviting volunteers to come down and help out with boat maintenance in the New Year.

As Christmas approaches, all three vessels are now laid up for the winter but work has been going on steadily since the end of the sailing season, and much has been achieved by those on board in preparation for the new season. With 2017 just around the corner, the fun task of getting the boats ready for sea will begin again.

Operations Manager Ben Wheatley said: “Our sea staff will be back at work in early January, and we would be very grateful to any volunteers who can help out from Monday, January 9th. onwards. Please get in touch and we will be glad to book you in.”

There will also be a volunteer weekend coming up in January (14 and 15) for those who cannot make it down to Brixham, due to work commitments.

Ben added: “Most people arrive on the Friday evening — please let us know if you would like dinner on board that night.
“Saturday gives us the chance to do a productive day’s work, followed a good meal and the prospect of visiting one or more local hostelries!
“We work through until about 4.30pm on the Sunday after which people tend to make their way home  — but we are very flexible with accommodation and catering arrangements .
“As usual we are happy to provide food and accommodation on board in exchange for your hard work on our lovely vessels.”

For more information call 01803 88 33 55 or send an email to ben@trinitysailing.org

 

Working on Leader's masts in Totnes

Sailing Voyages Aimed at Young Sailors Posted on

Introduce the young people in your life to the world of traditional sailing…

Next spring we have two great cruises, being run over the same week, which are specifically aimed at getting teenagers and young adults interested in a rewarding new hobby at sea.

First up we have the Small Ships Races — being organised by ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) — on Leader.

The event, which will be held in Tor Bay, will coincide with the gathering of scores of other traditional vessels taking part in the Tall Ships Race from Tor Bay to Portugal.

For the Small Ships Race, the fleet will arrive in Torquay. Leader will take part in the Round-the-Cans Race, then have a couple of days exploring the Devon coastline. This voyage is open to people aged 15-25.

Drone footage of last year’s Small Ships Races, out of Dartmouth, can be viewed here.

During the same week, Golden Vanity will be welcoming children and teenagers on board, with a parent or guardian, for the Parent & Child Cruise.

Pass on some nautical knowledge, have some special time together at sea, while enjoying the spectacle of both the Small Ships and Tall Ships Races. There will also be time to explore some other pretty anchorages and coastal towns during this short break.

Both voyages takes place between Tuesday, April 18 and Friday, April 21. Berths are available for £295 on Golden Vanity and £345 on Leader. Both trips — which begin and end in Brixham,  include all food, drink, bedding, wet weather gear and safety equipment.

For more information call 01803 88 33 55 or email team@trinitysailing.org

You can view, download, or print our full 2017 sailing holiday brochure here.

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Trinity Sailing Gift Vouchers Now Available Posted on

Are you struggling to think of the perfect Christmas gift this year?

You can now buy Trinity Sailing Gift vouchers for that special someone.

We have a range of pricing options available, starting from just £50, to be used as part payment for voyages, or you could treat someone you love to one of our short breaks.

To find out more please email team@trinitysailing.org, or call 01803 88 33 55 and speak to Harry.

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Details Emerge of Falmouth Classics 2017 Posted on

Join Provident for the Falmouth Classics…

In June, Provi will be heading out of Falmouth for a six-night Cornwall cruise, which takes in the highlights of this popular annual event.

In 2016 there were 174 participating vessels from across Europe and in 2017 Provident will be at the centre of this sailing extraganza during the first few days of the voyage, after which there will plenty of time to visit some other great Cornish ports and pretty anchorages along the south west coast.

The weekend celebrations also runs concurrently with the International Sea Shanty Festival, which last year featured more than 50 live acts last year, along with some great food and drink stalls.

The official website has now gone live which can be viewed here.

For the full run down of voyages please check out our holidays page, or download our 2017 brochure here.

For more information, or to book a berth, please call 01803 88 33 55 or email team@trinitysailing.org

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Leader’s 2017 Paimpol Voyage Sold Out Posted on

Leader’s extended voyage to Brittany next August for Paimpol 2017 — Festival du Chant de Marin  has now sold out.

There are still a small handful of berths available on Provident. Next summer the French harbour will be packed with boats from all around the world and, as always, on shore there is much in the way of music, sea shanties, live music, maritime crafts, food, and drink. Invited vessels line the harbour walls and are encouraged to leave their sails up to be admired. For Trinity Sailing this is the highlight of a 10-day voyage to Brittany, providing extra time to explore some of the stunning destinations dotted along the north-west coast of France.

On both vessels the voyage runs between Wednesday, August 9 and Friday, August 18. Berths are available for £1,095. To confirm your place we require a 25% deposit of £273.75.

Please call 01803 88 33 55, email team@trinitysailing.org or complete a booking form online here.

There is now an official video promoting the festival which can be viewed here.

Our full programme for 2017 can be viewed online or downloaded by clicking here.

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Leader to take part in ASTO Small Ships Race 2017 Posted on

Trinity Sailing is pleased to announce that Leader will be taking part in the 2017 ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) Small Ships Race.

The event, which will be held in Torquay, will coincide with the gathering of scores of other traditional vessels taking part in the Tall Ships Race from Tor Bay to Portugal.

For the Small Ships Race, the fleet will arrive in Torquay on Monday, April 17, ahead of the Round-the-Cans Race which will take part on the following Tuesday. People aged 16-25 will be able to join Leader — built in 1892 —for three nights of sailing adventure.

The Leader voyage takes place between Tuesday, April 18 and Friday, April 21. Berths are available for £345, which includes all food, drink, bedding, wet weather gear and safety equipment. For more information call 01803 88 33 55 or email team@trinitysailing.org

 

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Paimpol Festival 2017 – Book Your Space Now Posted on

Both Leader and Provident will be heading over to Brittany next August for Paimpol 2017 — Festival du Chant de Marin
The harbour will be packed with boats from all around the world and, as always, on shore there is much in the way of music, sea shanties, live music, maritime crafts, food, and drink.

Invited vessels line the harbour walls and are encouraged to leave their sails up to be admired.

For Trinity Sailing this is the highlight of a 10-day voyage to Brittany, providing extra time to explore some of the stunning destinations dotted along the north-west coast of France.

Leader will be sailing out of and returning to Falmouth, and Provident will be doing the same out of Brixham.

We now have only three berths left on Leader, and a small handful on Provident, so if you would like to be part of this summer sailing experience please book now.

On both vessels the voyage runs between Wednesday, August 9 and Friday, August 18. Berths are available for £1,095. To confirm your place we require a 25% deposit of £273.75.

Please call 01803 88 33 55, email team@trinitysailing.org or complete a booking form online here.

There is now an official video promoting the festival which can be viewed here.

Our full programme for 2017 can be viewed online or downloaded by clicking here.

2017 Brochure

Bosuns Required – Have You Got What it Takes? Posted on

The Trinity Sailing Foundation is on the look out for two new crucial crew members to work on board their historic vessels.

One of the positions would be on board Provident, the other on Leader, however the successful candidates will have opportunities to spend time on each of the vessels as part of their role.

Trinity Sailing Foundation operate three historic wooden sailing vessels undertaking a mixture of youth sail training voyages and adult sailing holidays between April and October, the remainder of the year being taken up with refit and maintenance tasks. Our vessels operate around the UK coast with trips to neighbouring countries as appropriate to our sailing schedule.

The Bosun is responsible for extensive maintenance tasks, sail handling, acting as coxswain of the ships tender, working closely with and teaching both young trainees and adult clients, assisting the cook in the galley, working aloft in the rigging and numerous other challenging activities.

Operations Manager Ben Wheatley said: “We will provide training and development opportunities on board our vessels and will endeavour to assist those who wish to aim for paid positions within the industry in due course. This training includes the opportunity to work towards completion of RYA certificates.

“This opportunity would be ideally suited to a gap year student or someone who wishes to take their first steps in the sail training industry.”

To apply, or for further information, please contact Ben on 01803 88 33 55 or email ben@trinitysailing.org

Start Date: October 2016. Finish date: September 2017.

 

Pre-requisites:

ENG1 or ML5 Medical Fitness Certificate

Valid Passport

Basic sailing and seamanship skills

Positive attitude and desire to learn

*All positions with Trinity Sailing Foundation are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Alice Hugo

New RYA Voyage Added to 2016 Programme Posted on

Due to popular demand we will be running an additional RYA week on our 1908 vessel Golden Vanity.

If you have ever wanted to improve your sailing knowledge and experience, and get a recognised RYA certificate, now is your chance on our traditional wooden — and historic — vessel.

Start Finish Nights Vessel Cost
Sun, Sep 14 Fri, Sep 18  6  Golden Vanity £695

These activity weeks offer the opportunity to have formal instruction while enjoying a sailing holiday.

Based in Brixham, this is an ideal cruising ground for those wanting to learn to sail.  Tor Bay offers sheltered waters to the prevailing winds and the many estuaries and harbours on the south coast offer plenty of opportunities to teach the syllabus and learn how to sail traditional vessels.

The courses we offer begin with ‘Start Yachting’ for complete beginners; ‘Competent Crew’ for those looking to build up their skills; and ‘Day Skipper’ for those who wish to be introduced to all aspects of skippering a yacht.

If you are uncertain as to which course would be most suitable for you, or would like further information or advice, please contact us and speak to one of our instructors.

Your skipper will be an RYA qualified Cruising Instructor or Yachtmaster Instructor. To find out more about the RYA and the cruising scheme certificates, visit theRYA website.

Start Yachting

The Start Yachting course is designed to run as a short break and offers an introduction to sailing for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and have an awareness of safety on board. Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days, instead of the normal five, or over two weekend breaks.

Competent Crew

Competent Crew is a sailing course aimed at those starting out in sailing, and wishing to learn the fundamentals required to be a useful member of crew aboard a sailing boat. No previous sailing experience is required. Topics covered include seamanship, knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, sail handling and ropework, knowledge of safety procedures, helmsman-ship, and the principles of sailing.

Day Skipper

The Day Skipper course is aimed at those with previous sailing experience who wish to become competent to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters. It is assumed that they will have at least the knowledge of a competent crew member, and must have a minimum of 5 days, 100 miles and 4 night hours logged before undertaking the course. Some basic navigational knowledge is required, either through practical experience or a Day Skipper Theory course. The course goes into greater depth on the topics covered in Competent Crew, and also includes navigation, pilotage and boat handling under sail and power.

For more info, to book, or ask questions, call our office team on 01803 88 33 55 or email team@trinitysailing.org

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