Interested in a summer sailing role? Mates required.

The Gordonstoun International Summer School (GISS) has a fleet of 11 yachts that operate between July to August each year on the West Coast of Scotland. The aim is to give international students a sailing experience as part of a diverse summer course. These yachts are manned by qualified skippers and Gordonstoun International Summer School are currently looking for Mates.

18 or over with some off-shore sailing experience who would be interested in joining them this summer?

The vacancies they have are:
Yacht Frances - Wednesday 5th – Sunday 16th July
Yacht Stravaigin - Wednesday 5th – Friday 4th August
Yacht Bluebird - Friday 28th July – Friday 4th August

Their website also contains additional information and videos that may be useful to get a feel for what GISS is about.

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Seasonal Senior Instructor, Royal Docks London
Location: Royal Docks, London, E16 2QT

Salary £21,000 gross per annum (pro-rated to the duration of the contract)

This is a fixed term full time position, from early March until 31st October 2017

"MSCC are currently seeking enthusiastic water sports instructors to deliver activities at our growing facility in East London. In this role you will responsible for leading the delivery of our schools programmes as well as supporting the Chief Instructor supervising and delivering instruction to cadets and adults.

The Cirdan Sailing Trust are still looking for seasonal Mates

Location: UK East & South coast ports for coastal and cross Channel voyages

The Cirdan Sailing Trust requires crew to work aboard its fleet for the 2017 season starting at the beginning of February through until early November.

"Looking for a full time job in Cornwall? Classic Sailing promote sailing adventures on tall ships and traditional yachts all over the world including our home waters of Cornwall.

This is new full time opportunity for an Adventure Travel Consultant to join our marketing team based in Portscatho, South Cornwall.

Cook required for charter sailing dates 2017 – Pilgrim of Brixham

Pilgrim of Brixham have a vacancy for an onboard cook to cater for their charter and sailing holiday/short break sailings operating predominantly out of Brixham in Devon. Tenure will be based on a maximum of 8 weeks work spread across the season.

Wanted Skipper (Full or Part Time) for 102 ft Brigantine ‘Lady of Avenel’ West Coast of Scotland & UK Circumnavigation

Duration: March to October 2017, possibly full time.
Certificate: Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement or above
Salary: based on £150 per day
Vessel: Certified to SCV2, Cat. 2. 12 passengers, 2 to 5 crew.

The Little Brig Sailing Trust, based in Gosport, is looking for Skippers, Deckhands and shorebased volunteers. 

Skippers need a minimum of commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Coastal for 1/2 day sails for young people and families from 10 years upwards.

Shorebased volunteers are also needed to help with maintenance to get the vessels ready for the sailing season.

Come and get involved with the world's smallest Tall Ships.

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Gordonstoun School - Ocean Spirit of Moray
Volunteer Second Mate for Spitzbergen Voyage 29th June – 21st July 2017

Gordonstoun School are looking for an experienced Second Mate over the age of 21 holding RYA Yachtmaster Offshore to sail as a volunteer Second Mate on Ocean Spirit of Moray (Oyster 80 ketch) during our voyage to Spitzbergen this summer. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record in positions of responsibility on board Sail Training vessels over 20m and have a valid ENG1 and CRB check certificate. We will require applicants to be available for a five day familiarisation voyage on the West Coast of Scotland early in the 2107 sailing season. Ocean Spirit is a non-smoking vessel.

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Job Description
Sail Training International is the world's leading provider of races & events, conferences & seminars, publications, research and other services for the international sail training community. We work closely with the world's sail training Tall Ships, national sail training organisations and host ports, to help young people benefit from the sail training experience. As part of the continuing delivery of our mission we are creating a new position of Director of Sail Training to join our enthusiastic and experienced team in Gosport, UK.

In winter 2016-17 OYT South will be starting to work with our new sail training vessel, Prolific ( Prolific has been in refit for some time while our current vessel, John Laing, completes the 2016 sailing season. Once the 2016 season is over we will need to tackle any outstanding refit tasks, conducting sea trials in Prolific and dealing with any issues that arise, establishing new standard operating procedures and then running training voyages and weekends so that all our staff and volunteers can get used to a different boat before we start sailing with young people.

ADVENTURES OFFSHORE are seeking volunteer sea-staff for our two Oyster 49’s.

"We are a long established charity sailing with young people on weekend and week-long voyages. All our voyages are staffed by volunteer RYA commercially endorsed Skipper, mate and trainee mate. Normally based in Ipswich, Suffolk, our boats have six weeks away in the summer holidays on an adventurous programme of voyages often including Tall Ships Races. Can you spare some time this summer?"

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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.

Ocean Youth Trust South have 2 spaces on their Core Refit Team

Due to 2 of their volunteers successfully gaining employment in the Sail Training industry, they now have 2 spaces within their Core Refit Team. These vacancies are ideal for anyone considering a career in the marine industry. Volunteers 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 and it is vital that volunteers are also prepared to take responsibility for a share of cooking and cleaning in the house. Refit volunteers often go on to become bosuns or watch leaders during the sailing season. If they were already members of sea staff, their refit experience can help them make progress and move on to more senior roles. 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.

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