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

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

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 ben@trinitysailing.org or call 01803 88 33 55.