Hands on Classic Sail Training Adventure

UK and Ireland

Liverpool, UK - Falmouth, UK

Escape the land and join the crew on board Maybe on this hands on practical sailing adventure.

Become a member of crew and spend 7 days sailing in the Celtic Sea whilst learning all the skills necessary to sail a traditional gaff rigged sailing boat. By the end of the week you should be able to steer the ship, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in the day to day duties on board.

 

ShipUnder 25Adult4-6 Berth Cabin
Maybe£400.00£500.00£500.00
EmbarkationDisembarkationDays Sailing
September 13, 2019September 19, 20197
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Hands On Delivery Voyage - Liverpool - Falmouth

13th September 2019 - 19th September 2019

Join the boat in Liverpool in one of the most energetic city in North West England and set sail all the way to Falmouth. When the sun goes down, Liverpool’s vibrant nightlife will keep you entertained every night of the year!

Hands On Classic Sailing Adventure

During this trip we want you to develop a love of sailing, and the best way to make a start on any boat is to feel you are a vital and competent part of the crew.  We will teach you the seamanship skills of steering, setting sails, reefing, and tying knots with conviction! So you can experience a wide range of sailing experiences: – anchoring in remote bays, mooring in sheltered rivers, coming alongside harbour walls or pontoons and night sailing. The skills you learn will be relevant for modern yachts, but you should also feel at home on traditional boats and tall ships with blocks and tackles.

There is a whole new language to learn and by the end of the week you won’t be fazed by terms like sheet, fender, windlass or ‘bear away’ and all the things that make going on board a yacht a bit bewildering and intimidating.

Previous experience:

None. You can be a complete beginner that has never stepped on a boat before.  

It is also good for those who have done a bit of yacht, keelboat or dinghy sailing and want to be sure they have the basics to sail bigger boats where you can go cruising and live on board.

Skills that you will cherish:

Knowledge of sea terms and parts of the boat, her rigging and sails.
Sufficient knowledge to understand orders concerning the sailing and day to day running of the boat.

Sail handling
Bending on, setting, reefing and handling of sails. Use of sheets and halyards and their associated winches.

Ropework
Handling ropes, including coiling, stowing, securing to cleats and single and double bollards. Handling warps. Ability to tie the following knots and know their correct use: figure of eight, clove hitch, rolling hitch, bowline, round turn and two half hitches, single and double sheet bend, reef knot.

Fire precautions and fighting.
Awareness of the hazards of fire and the precautions necessary to prevent fire. Knowledge of the action taken in the event of fire.

Personal safety equipment
Understands and complies with the rules for wearing of safety harnesses, lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids.

Man overboard
Understands the action to be taken to recover a man overboard.

Emergency equipment
Can operate distress flares and knows how they should be used. Understands how to launch and board a liferaft.

Manners and customs
Understands the accepted practice with regard to: use of burgees and ensigns, prevention of unnecessary noise or disturbance in harbour including courtesies to other craft berthed alongside. Aware of the responsibility of yacht skippers to protect the environment.

Rules of the Road
Is able to keep an efficient lookout at sea.

Dinghies
Understands and complies with loading rules. Is able to handle a dinghy under oars.

Meteorology
Awareness of forecasting and the Beaufort Scale.

Seasickness
Working efficiency unaffected/ partially affected / severely affected by seasickness (delete as applicable).

Helmsmanship and Sailing.
Understands the basic principles of sailing and can steer and trim sails on all points of sailing. Can steer a compass course, under sail and motor.

General duties
Has carried out general duties satisfactorily on deck and below decks in connection with the daily routine of the vessel.

 

What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board Tall Ship Maybe
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance.  Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated
Sailed from Liverpool to Belfast on Maybe last week. Absolutely fantastic. Seb, Ben and Phil were superb. Perfect combination of skill, aptitude and endless enthusiasm and commitment. Big thank to you three great guys. The voyage was everything and more than I expected. Learned so much made new friendships and had a much needed boost. And achieved competent crew very. Brilliant. Thank you.
Stuart – TS Maybe – April 2018

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