Programme design & structure
Safety is the foremost consideration of every aspect of programme design. Since Sail Camp and Dive Camp is all about hands-on learning, our staff place high emphasis on safety and risk awareness, passing these critical elements on to their team at all times.
Throughout the voyage, crew members learn safety procedures and take responsibility for themselves and their actions. There will be a daily briefing from the leading skipper, and one before the start of each activity by the member of staff conducting it.
This learning is reinforced through practical application, as crew members demonstrate safe practices during every day activities. Through repetition, simple precautions to mitigate risk will become second nature.
Quaystage Training's professional team
The quality and experience of our staff plays a vital role in our safety policy. These full-time professionals ensure the highest level of safety and instruction.
We take great pride in the knowledge that our staff are amongst some of the best qualified and sought after professionals in yachting, diving and outdoor education industries. All our senior staff undertake an active role in delivering the programmes we offer, including our Director, Ben Swain. Ben is an experienced sail trainer, with over 20 years sail training experience. He sails with one of our fleets every summer, preferring to keep a hands-on active role within the programme delivery.
In addition, all our seasonal instructors are specially selected for their professionalism, ability to work with young people and their enthusiasm to deliver to the high standards we set ourselves at Quaystage Training Ltd. Many of these instructors will have come through our own internship training programme; some of them are even former crew from one of our camps.
Meet the team behind Quaystage Training's Sail Camp and Dive Camps
Whether aboard our larger sailing vessels or our smaller dinghies, wearing a life jacket is a requirement when underway. Safety preparedness is as critical in times of blue skies and calm seas as it is in rough weather. The RYA, the national governing body for sailing, requires all crew to wear life jackets, to be worn whenever training for youth groups is being undertaken. At Quaystage Training Ltd we insure that all persons on board our vessels, including our staff, adhere to this when at sea.