Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 13:51
We are looking for a skipper for Excelsior, a 77ft traditional gaff rigged ketch. She is on the Core List in the U.K's historic fleet and is maintained carefully to retain her authenticity.
The Excelsior Trust operates her as a Sail Training vessel with the emphasis on providing life changing experience for young people. Her annual programme is principally in the southern North Sea visiting both European & U.K. ports. Her home port is Lowestoft.
The skipper must have had experience sailing vessels such as Excelsior & have been involved in Sail Training. The skipper will be responsible for the day to day management of the vessel & will also supervise the annual refit having the appropriate skills for "hands on" involvement working with volunteers & trainees. The skipper must also be capable of passing skills on to others & be experienced at working with young people.
Applicants must have an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate ( commercially endorsed ) & other relevant qualifications.
Apply to :
Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:46
Whitegates, Arctic Road, Cowes, IOW, PO31 7PG
Following the retirement of Mike Acton, the trustees are seeking to appoint a new Centre Manager to take this Island Charity to the next phase of its development. Experience of leadership and management in a watersports environment would be essential. Visits to the Centre are welcome.
Salary: £25,000 plus pension
Start date 1st April 2014
or go to The IYWAC webpage www.iywac.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 6th January
The Island Youth Water Activities Centre is a registered charity No 1027726
Published on Monday, 25 November 2013 11:42
Posts: Skipper, Mate & Bosun 2014 (all seasonal)
Location: UK ports for coastal and cross Channel voyages
or telephone 01621 776684 for more information.
Read more: Seasonal Skipper, Mate & Bosun - Cirdan Sailing Trust
Published on Monday, 25 November 2013 11:39
A suitably qualified and experienced First Mate is required to work on OYT North vessels.
The Trust has operated for 13 years as an independent educational charity, working with young people from all backgrounds, offering them the opportunity for personal development through challenge and adventure under sail.
OYT North has an exciting future and we are seeking an energetic and responsive person who has the potential to develop into new roles as the trust expands.
Read more: First Mate - Ocean Youth Trust North
Published on Monday, 25 November 2013 11:35
OYT North requires a bosun to help refit and then sail on their training vessels. This is a fixed term position from 1st January to October 31st 2014.
OYT North has operated as an independent educational charity for 13 years and works with young people from all backgrounds offering them the opportunity for personal development through challenge and adventure under sail. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is considering a gap year or career break or who wants to begin a career in the sailing industry.
Read more: Seasonal Bosun - Ocean Youth Trust North
Published on Friday, 15 November 2013 14:00
Seasonal Yacht Mate – Sea Cadet Tradewind 35 Yachts, based Gosport, PO12 2AB
Salary: £14,790 pro rata (£1,232.50 per month for 10 months)
The Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) is the nation's largest maritime charity and the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation comprising some 400 or so volunteer Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK. The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to foster good citizenship in the community.
They are seeking to appoint a seasonal Mate for the two Offshore yachts, TS City Liveryman and TS Vigilant.
Read more: Seasonal Yacht Mate - Marine Society & Sea Cadets
Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 15:08
Expressions of Interest sought for unique and exciting appointment of Sailing Master for restored Historic Junk Yacht "Boleh" coded for Sail Training and due to be commissioned in September 2014.
Full time salaried position from July 2014 and based in Portsmouth.
Overall direction and delivery of extensive annual programme of sailing and onshore activities for young people.
Full details of appointment and application procedure on website: http://www.bolehproject.com/vacancies
Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:38
The Gordonstoun Sail Training Department requires enthusiastic and dedicated Second Mates to join their team for "Ocean Spirit of Moray's" 2014 sailing season (April – October). The successful candidates will need a proven record of sailing in a position of responsibility on Sail Training vessels over 20m. and be qualified to a minimum of RYA Watch Leader+ ENG1.
. Applications should include an up to date sailing CV and can be sent to The Sail Training Coordinator at Gordonstoun School, or by email to the address above.
Closing date for applications is 1st November 2013
(More about the School, Sail Training and the Gordonstoun ethos can be found on their website www.gordonstoun.org.uk)
Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:20
OYT South's vessel John Laing will undergo a substantial refit between November 2013 and March 2014. Two or more volunteers are needed to join the team for a minimum of a month during this time - ideally for the full four and a half months.
An ideal opportunity for someone planning a gap year or career break, or looking to move into the Sail Training industry: most previous OYT South core team refit volunteers have gone on to paid sailing work.
Volunteers will receive food and accommodation, as well as experience in boat repairs and maintenance.
A hard-working, responsible and enthusiastic approach is essential; practical skills in any aspect of boat maintenance will be an advantage.
More information here: http://www.oytsouth.org/sea-staff/refit-volunteers.asp
Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:04
Trinity Sailing Foundation require a relief skipper to act on any of their vessels:
Trinity Sailing Foundation own three Traditional gaff fishing trawlers Leader is a 105' ketch, Provident is a 95' ketch and Golden Vanity is a 53' Cutter all based in Brixham South Devon. They undertake Sail Training voyages for young people, RYA courses and Charter Holidays. Their area of operation is the south west coast, Brittany and west coast of Scotland.
Read more: Trinity Sailing Foundation - Relief Skipper
Published on Friday, 23 November 2012 13:52
Volunteer Skippers Wanted for RoRo Sailing Project which provides sailing facilities for disabled people in purpose designed wheelchair accessible yachts.
Qualifications required = RYA Yachtmaster offshore