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ONDECK PROFESSIONAL CREW TRAINING COURSE
Sunday 1st September 2013

This 6-week course is designed for crew looking for a first job on yachts as well as recreational yachtsmen wanting to fastrack in one of the most spectacular sailing locations in the world. 
 

Based in Antigua, and in addition to the mix of solid MCA and RYA accreditations, this course has a number of unique features including a number of skippered passages to other Caribbean islands and most importantly locates students in the right place at the right time with the right qualifications for gaining work.
 
Antigua and St Maarten are the two winter 'superyacht hubs' of the Caribbean and the season kicks off shortly after the end of the course with the Antigua Superyacht Charter Show in early December.
 
The season ends in April - May and yachts start returning to the Med, UK or North America and there are usually plenty of opportunities for paid or unpaid passages cementing the experience.
 
Course Duration:
 
Six weeks starting 21st October and finishing 29th November comprising 5-day or 6-day weeks.
 
Experience required:
 
Some is recommended but not essential.
ENG 1 Medical is highly recommended and can be organised in UK before your trip.
AEC and MEC engineering courses are available in the UK prior to the programme and will certainly help with job applications
PADI qualifications can also improve employability and be taken locally with a discount.
 
Minimum Age:  18
 
Training provided:

  • MCA STCW 95 Basic Safety training
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Elementary First aid
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • RYA Day Skipper theory
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA SRC Radio
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • Ondeck Yacht Maintenance course including rigging, sail repair, plumbing and fibreglass

2 x 60 nm skippered passages. 1 daytime and 1 nightime as part of 7 additional days on the water
 
Cost:  US $7800 or £5000.
This includes 3 meals per day plus accommodation.
Excludes airfare which is around £700 return from the UK.
 
About the accommodation:
  

Students will be accommodated in the Reef Gardens in Falmouth Harbour which is the home of the National Sailing Academy whose vessels will be available for dinghy sailing outside course hours. The buildings are set in a 2 acre garden with 150 yard sea/beachfront with BBQ, communal area and plenty of space to 'lime'. Rooms are on a shared basis with up to a maximum of 4 students per room. Private room rates are available on request.

The lodgings are a short 5 minute walk from the classrooms, the yachts and the bars and restaurants of English and Falmouth Harbours.
 
For more information or to book your place, please give us a call on the number above or complete the enquiry form and we'll get back to you.


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