Volunteer Sea Staff


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 2022 sailing season runs from April to September, and we are looking for volunteer Watch Leaders, 1st Mates and Skippers.

  • Watch Leader: 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 shannon@sailingtectona.co.uk 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!

  • Sea staff t-shirt

  • Regular Sailing Tectona e-newsletters

  • Opportunities to join training courses