News in December 2014

Have you got what it takes to become Provident’s new mate? Posted on

Do you want to develop a career in the sailing industry and have a passion for adventure?

Trinity Sailing is on the look out for a new mate to work on our 1924-vessel Provident for the 2015 season.

The right candidate will join  three other full-time staff members on board — the skipper, the bosun, and the cook —providing adventure sailing holidays and youth development voyages aboard our traditional gaff-rigged ketch sailing vessel.

Operation’s manager Matt Gilchrist said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for adventure wanting to develop a career in the sailing industry. During cruising holidays and sail training voyages the mate will be responsible for the safe running of the deck.”

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Instructing trainees/guests in the sailing of the boat
  • Leading a watch when on passage
  • Maintenance of the vessel and systems
  • Playing a key part in the provision of sail training and the overall holiday experience.

Matt said: “No engineering experience is required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to work hard and get stuck in.Provident will be based in Brixham, sailing the south west coast, the Channel Islands, Brittany and the Isles of Scilly.”

Applicants should have at least RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper certificate, with commercial endorsement.  Gaff-rig experience would be advantageous but not essential.  The position starts in February.

Please email your application and a C.V. to

For further information, or a informal discussion about this role, call Matt Gilchrist on 01803 88 33 55.  People interested in volunteering roles are also being encouraged to get in touch via

The closing date for applications is the 6th February 2015.






Fundraising Event in Brixham for Golden Vanity Posted on

A Christmas-themed quiz is being held in Brixham this week to raise funds for The Golden Vanity Trust.

The quizmaster at The Queen’s Arms, in Station Hill, will be testing contestant’s knowledge of Christmas facts. There are cash prizes and there will be a raffle too.

The quiz starts at 7.30pm this Friday (December 19th) it is £1 per person to enter with a maximum of four on a team.

Vanity at Sea

Play About Brixham Sailing Trawler Provident to be Performed in 2015 Posted on

A play telling the true story of the original Brixham Trawler Provident’s involvement in the First World War is being performed in Devon next year.

The Provident, by the South Devon Players, will look at the morning of January 1st 1915 and the heroic saving of 72 shipwrecked Royal Navy sailors from HMS Formidable — the first British battleship to be torpedoed by a German submarine during World War One.

Whilst preparing to fish in the Channel, Provident’s skipper, William Pillar, noticed a life craft adrift in heavy seas. Following a four hour struggle in a force 10 gale Pillar and his crew managed to get alongside and rescue the otherwise doomed sailors and bring them back to the safety of Brixham.

The rescue made national and international news bringing fame to the town. The crew were awarded medals by King George V in Buckingham Palace.

The play will be performed  at Brixham Theatre, in New Road, over the weekend of Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28.

The box office is manned by volunteers and is open on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12 noon.

Messages regarding tickets can be left on the box office phone number 01803 882717.Tickets are £2 for adults and 50p for children.

Provident Under Sail Print

Trinity Sailing Gift Vouchers Now Available Posted on

Are you struggling with present ideas this Christmas? You can now buy Trinity Sailing gift vouchers for your friends and family members.

We offer a wide-range of gift options, starting from £50 off a voyage, which can be redeemed against any available cruise, youth adventure sailing voyage, or RYA course on our 2015 programme.

Call our office team today on 01803 88 33 55, or send an email to, to find out more.

Trinity Gift Voucher