Weekend on the Water - 2 Days

At the end of this compact sailing experience on TS Playfair, you will learn everything you need to receive our Able Seaman certificate. You will experience one night at sea and one night in a port away from home.

Example Schedule

Friday

  • 1600 - Arrive at the vessel, introductory shore training

  • 1800 - Set sail

  • 2000 - Sunset ceremony

  • 2200 to 0800 - Sail through the night, rotating night watch

Saturday

  • 0900 to 1530 - Training and activities (see below)

  • 1600 - Arrive at destination port

  • 1700 to 1900 Shore leave

  • 2000 - Sea shanties

  • 2200 to 0800 - Sleep on board

Sunday

  • 0900 - Depart for home!
  • 1000 - 1600 Training and activities

  • 1700 - Arrive and disembark

Training and Activities

  • Setting sail

  • Manoeuvring the vessel

  • Stand night watch

  • Sleep on board

  • Shore leave

  • Sea shanties

  • Sail theory
  • Climbing the rigging

  • Steering the vessel

  • Introductory navigation

  • Knot tying

  • Dousing sail

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