The Grayhound Training Project
5 July 2012
Grayhound Lugger Sailing looking for two trainees to join them for 12 months aboard the Grayhound, a UK Replica List vessel. You will be learning, practising and finding your confidence as a professional sea farer.
Starting in July 2013, you will complete an Atlantic circuit, cover 15,000 sea miles, qualify as a Yachtmaster and become an integral part of a 5 strong crew. Grayhound sails with Skipper, Mate, Cook and two trainees, and as such will function as a hard working tight knit crew.
You do not need any sailing experience only an interest and commitment.
We are looking for the right person to make a happy team. You will need to be hard working, adventurous and able to live in close quarters with others.
The only qualification you will need is your STCW 95 basic safely courses in order to start your training on board. STCW95 is a MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) 4 module course which allows you to work on a commercial vessel. The modules cover, personal safety, sea survival, fire fighting and first aid.
The Grayhound Training Programme
You will be trained by professional sailors to attain a high level of seamanship and traditional sailing skills. Principally in;
- Coastal and Offshore Navigation
- Sail handling
- Vessel and system maintenance
- Rigging and rope work
- Vessel handling
- Hospitality & Catering.
For those wanting to work towards the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, we can provide the training and opportunity to take the practical sights for the exam throughout the year.
A year aboard
The training programme costs £15,000 for the 12 months. It is a comprehensive sum that covers: your accommodation and food; your training; your RYA yachtmaster offshore preparation week and exam; A Grayhound training manual; your crew gear, t-shirts and jacket; your own knife and sike to equip you for your training; you're provided with your bedding, wet weather and safety gear.
You can apply now. Please call Freya & Marcus at the Grayhound Office on 07922 648472.
Freya Hart, Partner at Grayhound Lugger Sailing, Voyager Yachts, Southdown Quay, Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10 1HG.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07922 648472 W. www.grahoundluggersailing.co.uk