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Sea Staff Volunteers.
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Become a volunteer sea staff member with us and you will...​

  • Start or progress your career in sail training

  • Change lives

  • Gain experience

  • Learn new skills

  • Join our community


Our sailing season runs from April to October, and we are looking for volunteer Watch Leaders, 1st Mates and Skippers.

  • Watch Leader: we only require you to have some experience or an interest in sailing… 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?


Check out our training schedule and frequently asked questions.


Fill in an application form.


We will be in touch very soon to book you on a training voyage!

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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).

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!

  • Sea staff t-shirt

  • Regular Sailing Tectona e-newsletters

  • Opportunities to join training courses

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