The Grayhound Training Project
“Training while we’re sailing”
An opportunity to train as a professional, industry ready sea farer, on a traditional vessel.
We are looking for two trainees to join us for 12 months aboard the Grayhound, learning, practising, and finding your confidence as a professional sea farer. You will complete an Atlantic circuit, cover 15000 sea miles, gain the experience so you can 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 safety 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 when the vessel is operating in coastal areas. Principally in:
Coastal and Offshore Navigation
Vessel and system maintenance
Rigging and Rope Work
Hospitality & Catering
When the vessel is offshore as a trainee you will gain vital sea miles for your exam. For those wanting to work towards the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, we can provide some basic 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 when in coastal waters *
- Your RYA Yachtmaster offshore preparation week and exam
- A Grayhound training manual
- Your crew gear, T shirts and jacket
- Your own knife and spike to equip you for your training.
- We provide your bedding, wet weather and safety gear.
Apply now please call Freya & Marcus at the Grayhound Office on +44(0)7922648472