Summer Crew Training
SUMMER CREW TRAINING CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR 2021
The Kalmar Nyckel's summer crew training class is an intensive course designed for volunteers who are available to live on board during this immersive training. This physically demanding, two and a half week course includes everything you need to know in order to become a sailing crew member. You will attend formal classes where you'll learn about setting sails, knots, safety drills, and more. You will also attend less formal workshops focusing on hands-on knot tying, climbing (optional), line handling, and practical seamanship skills. When you're not in class, you'll be sailing as a trainee or studying! There are a handful of ship maintenance days and some watch-keeping duties in addition to the classes, workshops, and sailing. This class will fully consume most of your time from day one until the end of class. That being said, a few social activities are planned, so you can relax and enjoy the company of your new crew mates. You will make many new friends and gain a greater appreciation for history as you learn to sail a 17th century square-rigged ship! No experience needed!
When is the class and how do I sign up?
Unfortunately the 2020 summer crew training class has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update our website as soon as we we firm up our 2021 schedule, so stay tuned.
Where: Wilmington, DE
Non-refundable fees: $180.42 ($162.50 payable at registration, $17.92 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 of $60 towards your food, and $17.92 for a background check. DO NOT SEND $$ or Applications at this time!
This class is open to ages 18 and up, or 14-17 with a parent/guardian participating along side the youth. All participants must be physically able to perform basic crew responsibilities on deck, as dictated by the USCG and KNF.
Did you know: That Dutch sailors made up a majority of the crew on Kalmar Nyckel's first voyage to Delaware?