Volunteer with us
Become a volunteer sea staff member with us and you will...
Start or progress your career in sail training
Learn new skills
Join our community
Our 2022 sailing season will run from April to September, and we are looking for volunteer 3rd hands, 1st mates and Skippers.
3rd Hand: we only require you to have some sailing experience… and a lot of enthusiasm!
1st Mate: you will need qualifications (once in position), but please contact us if you don’t currently hold any qualifications and would like to discuss training opportunities.
Skipper: we require you to hold a Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster certificate.
*All our volunteer sea staff will be required to have a DBS check (cost covered by us) before going to sea.
How do I become a volunteer sea staff member?
1. Take a look at our volunteer training schedule and frequently asked questions
2. Send your completed application form to email@example.com and let us know which volunteer training weekend you can attend
3. We will confirm your place on the training voyage and take payment (£30)
4. Once you have successfully completed your training voyage we will invite you to become a Sailing Tectona sea staff member (see below) and you are ready to come sailing!
Sea Staff Membership
After successfully completing your training weekend we will invite you to become a sea staff member of Sailing Tectona.
Annual sea staff membership costs £60 (£30 concessionary rate).
Benefits of our sea staff membership include:
Hear first about available places on sailing voyages
Free sailing on any voyages throughout the year- as many as you would like to join!
Regular Sailing Tectona e-newsletters
Opportunities to join training courses