Volunteer with us

Halmstad Race Start 2017 – 55 10N and 012 56E

FREE Mates’ sailing this year!

May 7 to 15 – Sail to Ostend for their Sea Festival via Harwich, and back – or just sail one way.

June 9 to 10 – Levington Classic Yacht Regatta, including a day’s training on the Friday.

July 15 to August 8 – Pretty much booked! Tall Ships – delivery to Denmark. cruise to Norway, race to Holland and home.

August 16 to 26 – Small Ships race from Chatham to Gosport.

Book your berth, now!

We also need mates for five day comp crew courses, probably to and from Ipswich.

May 20 to 23 Red Balloon

May 28 to June 1st – Lowestoft Access Community trust

June 4 to 8 Smith family

Volunteer Mates

We need volunteer mates to run the boat.  A berth is reserved in the forepeak.

We welcome trainees who have done our Competent Crew course Рas well as other local sailors who have some time to give to our project.  We want to build a bank of volunteer mates so that we can sustain Leila into the future.

Sailing as a volunteer will cost you nothing except your travel to the boat. You will be the first to be offered any spare berths on deliveries or races, and invited to mates training days. We can train you up to RYA Watchleader, and even get further training for under 30’s financed¬† by Trinity House – vhf, safety at sea, RYA Yachtmaster. We have access to a smaller boat for mates training as you can’t learn to drive on Leila!

You will have to be DBS checked for youth (under 18) voyages, but this is quite painless – the odd driving offence or possession of dope don’t count.