2015 Cat Voyage Crew Handbook by Tall Ships Adventures

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the catamaran’s crew tall ships cat takes a crew of up to 15 on day sails the cat is crewed by up to 3 experienced skilled and knowledgeable seafarers a skipper mate on voyages for those aged 12 to 15 and 16 to 25 a youth mentor a professionally qualified teacher or youth worker some of these positions are held by salaried crew and some by experienced volunteers from time to time a berth might also be used for training or pr purposes then there are up to 8 voyage crew that’s you we are constantly looking to recruit more tall ships volunteer crew and at the end of the voyage you may be lucky enough to be recommended by the skipper to join our family of supporters the skipper will tell you more about this process once you get on board your tall ships catamaran adventure your voyage will be a unique and highly memorable experience for young people and adults alike the challenge of crewing tall ships cat presents personal development opportunities that will prove

kit list opposite is our recommended list of kit to bring remember you only have a small space to stow your belongings think carefully and logically about what you will need for your voyage consider the weather location and time of year and the type of voyage you are undertaking i.e solent or crossing the channel you can spend a lot of money on specialist sailing gear but don’t worry most people just bring what they have in their wardrobe remember it is generally colder at sea than on land top tips  holdalls – bring your kit in a soft squashable holdall or rucksack maximum size 75 litres do not bring hard suitcases solid framed or wheeled bags – it must be able to squash down into a small space  sleeping bags – we suggest 3-4 season hollow fibre sleeping bags although it can get quite warm down below during the summer months cotton and duck down bags will not dry out if they get wet so opt for a synthetic fibre bring a sheet to line your

personal kit list guide this is our suggested kit list to use as a guide clothes ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· 2 jumpers or fleeces 2 pairs of trousers/shorts 2 t-shirts or mid layers windproof layer underwear several pairs of warm socks thermals nightclothes soft sole non-marking trainers or deck shoes no flip flops while on board sailing wellies flat soles no heels essential for long and/or cold water voyages casual clothes for going ashore towel a micro fibre sports towel is a good idea swimgear sunhat/baseball cap plus string to tie on fleece hat and scarf avoid wool waterproof gloves toiletries and personal medication seasickness pills stugeron works best sleeping bag sheet and pillow case pillow provided gadgets ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ear plugs a must camera

2 the yacht will provide all crewmembers with waterproofs – but you are welcome to bring your own 3 most of our longer voyages visit a foreign port even those starting and finishing in the uk please check if you need you passport for your particular voyage 4 there are no plug sockets on board there may be access to plugs/electricity in marinas but it’s not guaranteed and will be infrequent 5 mobile phones may be used on board when in range but not when leaving or coming into port as the signal may affect the yacht’s navigation equipment for your personal safety phones may not be used during training there are no charging facilities available on board so take steps to conserve your battery power 6 personal stereos/mp3 players are allowed on board although “non-personal” music systems are not permitted 7 small musical instruments may be brought although we cannot guarantee their safe storage 8 for your safety jewellery should not be worn on deck we

going ashore each voyage has a start and finishing port where the cat sails in between is decided by the skipper and the weather depending on the length of the voyage and the weather the skipper will try to visit an overseas port for example a seven-night voyage from the uk south coast may head across the channel to france therefore you need your passport we also recommend that british nationals obtain a european health insurance card ehic information available from the post office or online at www.ehic.org.uk the possibility of shore-leave in port is up to the skipper a curfew will be set and it may be necessary to mount harbour watches through the night for security when you visit marinas you will be able to use the marinas facilities which may include showers and a laundry service smoking smoking is permitted but only on the designated deck area never down below food and drink all meals on board are included in your voyage fee we will endeavour to meet any special dietary

on adult voyages no alcohol may be consumed on board unless the ship is tied up alongside or at a safe anchorage non-prescription illegal drugs as specified by british law are not permitted on board anyone found in possession of such drugs will be put ashore at the earliest opportunity and the police informed regulation and accreditation we operate our vessels cat challengers and brig to the highest international standards and are regulated by the maritime and coastguard agency our work with young people is supported by the department for education and regulated by ofsted our code of conduct explains how we operate the fleet on a day to day basis and the skipper is responsible for ensuring that this code is implemented as a signed up member of the voyage crew you will be expected to adhere to this code and anyone failing to do so is likely to be put ashore code of conduct the following code of conduct applies to all persons on board 1 you are expected to be considerate towards your

 an unusual physical environment which requires an individual to adapt their conventional patterns of behaviour  a physical challenge  a psychological challenge  the need for teamwork  an awareness of the skills and roles that contribute to a successful team  an awareness and understanding of others which often leads to lasting friendship and respect  a sense of achievement and increased self-confidence through the acquisition of new skills both sailing and social the tall ships youth trust seeks to recruit a mixture of crew members from a wide cross-section of society including the economically and socially disadvantaged ethnic minorities and those with special needs the trust’s adult voyages give 18 to 80 year olds a chance to experience the same fun excitement and personal development opportunities these are scheduled when young people are not available and help to keep youth afloat by ensuring the full utilisation of the

supporting the charity as a registered youth charity the tall ships youth trust relies on donations to keep its vessels operating and to subsidise young people who otherwise would not be able to afford a voyage to continue to do this work we need your support and there are many ways in which you can do this here are just a few ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· ï‚· recommend a voyage to someone else make a donation towards vessel running costs or to sponsor a young person become a member of the tall ships youth trust get involved with one of our volunteer support groups across the uk sponsor a berth ask the skipper for information or ring our fundraising team on 023 9283 2055 have a great voyage tall ships cat layout 12

glossary of nautical terms abeam aboard above deck aft aground ahead alee aloft amidships anchorage astern athwartships batten down beam bearing belay below boat bow bow line bulkhead bulwark buoy cabin capsize cast off chart cleat coaming cockpit course cuddy current dead ahead dead astern deck displacement dock draft ebb fathom fender flood floorboards following sea fore-and-aft forepeak forward fouled freeboard galley gangway gear gunwale hatch head heading headway helm at right angles to the keel of the boat but not on the boat on or within the boat on the deck not over it see aloft toward the stern of the boat touching or fast to the bottom in a forward direction away from the direction of the wind opposite of windward above the deck of the boat in or toward the center of the boat a place suitable for anchoring in relation to the wind seas and bottom in back of the boat opposite of ahead at right angles to the centerline of the boat rowboat seats are generally athwart ships

helmsperson hold hull keel knot latitude lazarette lee leeward leeway line log longitude midship mooring piloting port quarter rudder run running lights scuppers seamanship sea room seaworthy secure set ship the person who steers the boat a compartment below deck in a large vessel used solely for carrying cargo the main body of a vessel the centerline of a boat running fore and aft the backbone of a vessel a measure of speed equal to one nautical mile 6076 feet per hour the distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees a storage space in a boat s stern area the side sheltered from the wind the direction away from the wind opposite of windward the sideways movement of the boat caused by either wind or current rope and cordage used aboard a vessel a record of courses or operation also a device to measure speed the distance in degrees east or west of the meridian at greenwich england approximately in the location equally distant from the bow and stern an