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Deckhand Voyages

Deckhand on tall ship Bessie Ellen and Irene (4-5 week training berth).

18 to 26 year only    1 month minimum period.

Everyone on board participates in the ship's operation: handling sails, scrubbing the deck, taking a turn at the wheel, raising anchor, hauling on lines, helping in the galley, going aloft (optional), or keeping lookout. There are training classes in seamanship and sail making, some navigation and of course log/ watch keeping and anchor watches.

No sailing experience is needed.

All bedding, wet weather gear inclusive.  Meals and some shore excursions.  Personal training given when possible otherwise part of the crew and expected to carry out all crew duties and stand watches.

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