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Job vacancies

If there are any more vacancies we will post them on this page. 

Classic Sailing works with many sailing partners and in the main we are self sufficient in finding staff.

However we do from time to time require relief or emergency staff.

If you bookmark this page you may find we do have a vacancy in the future.

We do occasionally have voluntary posts where you can gain valuable work experience and qualifying sea time - see below

Good luck in your job hunting.

Run Your Own Charter Boat

Are you at that stage in your career where you would really like to shape your own destiny ?  Classic Sailing director Debbie Purser was a 1st mate with Ocean Youth Trust on £70 a week when she and Adam decided to buy Eve of St Mawes and launch their own charter business. James MacKenzie was working for us as Eve's skipper when he bit the bullet and decided to buy Eda Frandsen and run his own business. None of us were 'loaded'.....we just found a way to raise the money.

In 2014 we have decided to sell our pilot cutter Eve after 17 fantastic seasons.  We are not giving up running Classic Sailing, but it is probably time for a new person to seize this great business opportunity.  Eve has earnt over one million pounds in charter income since launch in 1997 and has one of the best staff to guest ratios in the business (1 skipper and 6 paying guests).  

Have a look at the Eve for Sale details, do your sums and come and talk to us.....

For some hints for your Business Plan - see our Top Ten Tips for running a charter business.

Tall Ship Work

For advice on careers at sea Click here for Tall Ship Work

Voluntary Mate and Watch Leader Berths

Eve of St Mawes has a limited number of voluntary watch leader berths on Isles of Scilly voyages this year 2014 and may be running more offshore voyages in 2015. We are considering a voyage around Britain in several legs, if Eve does not sell this year. We will need voluntary or paid mates for such a trip, so it would be worth getting on our voluntary mates database.

Click here to find out more and to join our voluntary mates and watch leaders list.


Deck Hand Vacancies

bessie ellen sailing ship

Gain tall ship sailing experience by sailing on Bessie Ellen for 4 - 6 weeks as a Deck Hand.

Bessie Ellen Deck Hand Details



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