Sailing Experience

  • How much sailing experience do I need?
    • Ideally you will have done some sailing prior to starting your Traineeship, preferably up to at least Competent Crew level. However, we won’t hold it against you if you haven’t! A willingness to learn and work hard will get you a long way!
  • Who else is on the crew?
    • Each yacht is skippered by a commercial RYA Instructor and Race Skipper with experience  relevant to the course or event (for example ARC skippers have ocean race experience) the skippers are usually backed up by a First Mate of at least Yachtmaster standard. Other sailing crew members come from all walks of life, they are all ages and have different levels of sailing experience. We typically get an even mix of men and women, and more often than not a great mix of nationalities, from French, German and Italian to Americans, Canadians, Aussies and  South Americans.