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The ship can accommodate 80 trainees – everyone can sail with Christian Radich – and they do! Each trainee is assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. Among the duties are lookout, fire-and safety patrols, sail manoeuvres and steering – all performed under professional supervision. The sail manoeuvres can be demanding, but spectacular. Entering the rig is the ultimate event to many, but it is not mandatory.
The trainees sleep in hammocks or bunk beds in two comfortable, air-conditioned dormitories below deck. The ship has modern shower facilities and serves three excellent meals per day. A small slope chest is also available where souvenirs, toiletries and snacks can be purchased.
Appropriate clothing is necessary, including rainwear and warm and windproof clothes. Further information regarding what to bring along will be sent out with the trainee handbook after registration.
The age limit is 15 years (on departure date), or 12 years when sailing with parents on non-race legs . If you are over 70 years of age, we need a health certificate from your doctor. You must be healthy enough to participate in the work on board.