Even though – or more so because – the young people and their personal development are at the centre of each Sail Camp, the team of supervisors on board who act as their mentors and teachers, play an essential role in the success of each journey.
We pride ourselves on our passionate and highly qualified team and the exceptional staff to student ratio we provide on each Sail Camp. Each boat is supervised by two experienced members of staff, the Skipper and Mate, which means a maximum of four students per staff member!
Our Skippers have their Yachtmaster Offshore certificate or higher, which means not only do they have extensive experience in sailing and skippering yachts, but are also trained first-aid providers. Our Mates are sailors as well, with a minimum qualification of Day Skipper (many of them higher), who also bring a wide range of other skills to our programmes, be that in their role as scientists, teachers or youth workers.
Reasons to choose Quaystage – no matter their background, qualifications and roles on board – all our staff share a deep passion for working with young people.