Sail Training Info



Trinity Sailing is a Brixham-based charity which operates three historic gaff-rigged vessels, carrying out a mixture of youth Sail Training voyages and adult charter cruises. Although based in the southwest of the UK Trinity Sailing operate all around the English Channel, Irish Sea and west coast of Scotland to deliver enjoyable and challenging sailing experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds who come to sea with us.

Trinity Sailing wish to recruit for the following two roles for the 2016 sailing season:

Cook for STV Leader (19 persons on board)
Cook for STV Provident (16 persons on board)

Organisation: The Cirdan Sailing Trust – an established Sail Training charity.

Post: Mate (seasonal)

Salary: circa £1,500 per month plus contribution towards subsistence and leave travel

Location: UK East & South coast and cross Channel voyages

Details: The Cirdan Sailing Trust requires a Mate to work aboard Queen Galadriel with immediate start through until early November.

Tall Ships Youth Trust are looking for a full time Chief Officer to work on board their 60m Tall Ship, Stavros S Niarchos.

Successful applicant must have completed a Tall Ships Suitability / Criminal Records Check.

• Minimum certification OOW with C/O yacht<3000Gt endorsement
• To have been assessed as competent to serve as a Watch Keeping Officer on a square rigged vessel or hold a Nautical Institute Square Rig Certificate
• Experience in similar vessels considered.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is advertising for 2 Chief Engineers to work on its sail training vessels LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS. The JST is a UK registered charity that promotes the integration between able-bodied and physically disabled people.

Minimum qualifications are UK MCA Yacht 4 or SMEOL , however, higher engineering qualifications are preferred. Candidates must be fluent in English.

Annual leave rate is 125 days per year at the outset, rising to 134 days per year for further service.
Salary is £32,551.00 per annum, paid monthly.
Tours of duty are approx 4 – 8 weeks onboard, approx 2 – 4 weeks leave.
Pro-rata contracts (e.g. 1:1 work/leave ratio) are also possible.

The Excelsior Trust has a vacancy for bosun for the 2016 season.

Excelsior is one of the last Lowestoft smacks and is known for her historical accuracy. We work with local schools as well as other charities and the occasional adult charter and will be sailing in the Baltic as well as UK water over 2016.

The Excelsior Trust are looking for an enthusiastic person to be part of the core team on board to help maintain the vessel as well as deliver a quality experience to their trainees.

The ideal candidate will have experience on traditional vessels and a positive attitude to learn more.

CV's and any questions can be sent to Gavin Taylor via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ocean Youth Trust South is looking for four people to join their Core Refit Team of volunteers from November 2015 to March 2016.  Ocean Youth Trust South also need people to help out on any weekdays in September and October, please contact them for further details.

Refit Volunteers will be involved in a complete refit of the Sail Training vessel Prolific, and will receive food, accommodation and valuable experience in boat maintenance and repairs. Ideally volunteers must be aged 18+, there is no upper age limit. Practical skills in any aspect of boat maintenance will be an advantage but not essential. Core team volunteers should be hard-working, responsible and enthusiastic. The team all live together in a rented refit house (unless they have their own accommodation in the Southampton area) and it is vital that volunteers are also prepared to take responsibility for a share of cooking and cleaning in the house. These vacancies are ideal for anyone considering a career in the marine industry (though this is not essential). Refit volunteers often go on to become bosuns or watch leaders during the sailing season. Previous volunteers have also moved on to paid work in the sailing industry at first mate or skipper level, where an understanding of maintenance issues is imperative.

For more information and an application form visit or contact Andy Viney on 07990 518915 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (but please do look at the website first).

The Jubilee Sailing Trust own & operate the 55m STS LORD NELSON & the 65m SV TENACIOUS, two purpose built barques used for the integration of able-bodied & physically disabled people.

They require an experienced Chief Mate with a minimum UK issued Chief Mate (Yacht) Certificate of Competency (or UK issued Certificate of Equivalent Competency). Responsible to the Master for the safe day to day running of the vessel, he/she is also the Ship's Safety & Security Officer, so experience working within ISM & ISPS legislation is essential.

2:1 work/leave ratio is standard with approx 6-8 weeks on / 3-4 weeks off tours of duty. Reduced work/leave ratios (e.g. 1:1) also possible.

The JST offers a very different type of Sail Training to others, so if you fancy the challenge of getting wheelchair users up the mast of a square rigged tall ship, then do get in touch.

For more information please contact Charlotte Butcher - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44 (0)23 8044 3113. Visit the website at

Are you adaptable with a cheerful, optimistic personality and organised, with good administration skills? If the answer is yes, apply to join one of Jubilee Sailing Trust's magnificent Tall Ships and sail the seas as Medical Purser on board S.T.S. Lord Nelson & S.V. Tenacious.

JST are looking for a Nurse registered with the NMC and who has ideally worked in a clinical role within the last 6 months.

Further details

Volunteer as Third Officer

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others? Volunteer as Third Officer on board S.T.S Lord Nelson and S.V Tenacious. UK OOW CoC or equivalent needed.

Benefits include: All travel paid, top quality food, visit exciting new ports.

No square rig sailing experience is needed.

For more information please contact Charlotte Butcher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +44 (0)23 8044 3113