Tall ship Wylde Swan develops unique sail training course
Learn to sail, carry out fire and man overboard drills, and solve technical failures at sea on a tall ship.
This autumn, the Dutch tall ship the Wylde Swan will be providing a unique training course in which passengers and crew will be trained as tall ship sailors in every aspect. Anyone wanting to learn all there is to know about sailing on a tall ship can join the sailing trip from Amsterdam to Cowes, on the Isle of Wight in south England. The programme has been developed particularly for those working towards their Royal Yachtmaster, CWO Sea Sailing or Enkhuizen Maritime college certificates as well as other generally inquisitive sailors or spectators.
Between 13 and 18 October 2019, those on board the tall ship will not only learn how to hoist the sails, navigate and plan routes, but also take part in the internal training programme on the Wylde Swan. This will include firefighting at sea, drills for abandoning ship, dealing with malfunctions in the machine room, navigating through mist, and much more. An external team will train crew and passengers to become responsible seafarers.
Christophe Meijer of the Wylde Swan says, “We are the first large sailing ship to include passengers in a training course. Our external trainers are experienced sailors, seafarers and mechanics. They’ll be giving everyone a chance to develop at their own level – and the first reservations have already been made!”
The tall ship the Wylde Swan is a 60-metre-long top sail schooner that sails the world’s seas all year round. You can visit the Wylde Swan at the Royal Maritime Museum in Amsterdam from 5 to 13 October. It will then set sail, only returning to the Netherlands at the end of May 2020.
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