Spring Crew Training
This spring crew training program is offered as a live-aboard option only. The 2017 class has been CANCELLED. We do anticipate holding this class in 2018. Once dates are selected, sign-ups will begin.
You will move aboard and will quickly get oriented to the ship, and safety equipment followed by an in depth study of setting sails and knot typing. The ship will be in Wilmington, DE and will be conducting our spring education programs, including education sails on the weekday, and maintenance on the weekends. This is VERY condensed course, so be prepared to STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!! You will learn everything taught in the 10 week winter training class, but at an intense rate! The great part is that you will be fully emerged in the learning process as you eat, sleep and breath Kalmar Nyckel for 2.5 weeks! Many friendly crew will be available to assist in your learning process, and you will quickly make new friends. Time off will be worked into the schedule so you can get out and enjoy the city of Wilmington, or Philadelphia during your stay on the ship. You will complete your final exam and may opt to stay on board a while longer if you'd like (subject to bunk availability/ship need).
Non-refundable fees: $179.57 live-aboards ($162.50 payable to Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, $17.07 payable directly to the on-line background check company) The fee includes a $60 materials fee, a one-time fee of $42.50 for a initial USCG drug test, a donation towards your food $60, and $17.07 for a background check. Drug test results and background check must be complete before the class. DO NOT SEND $$ or Applications at this time! Wait until you secure a spot in the class before providing the fees and application, to ensure there are spots remaining!
Space is limited to 6 people, first come, first served!
Sign ups are not being taken at this time for 2018. Stay tuned for more info. as it is available.
Did you know: That Dutch sailors made up a majority of the crew on Kalmar Nyckel's first voyage to Delaware?