The program consists of a combination of shop work - where participants learn some basic seamanship skills and prepare their ship for the next season, lectures – which provide participants with the theory needed - and off-site educational and team building activities – which provide an opportunity. We aim to nurture a sense of pride and professionalism in their work that will remain with them in their future endeavors.
Participants are asked to complete 100 hours of program time between November 11th 2017 and April 22nd 2018. This commitment needs to be balanced with school commitments and participants are encouraged to maintain good grades – all first year participants should be attending full time studies.
Successful graduates will be granted the rank of Petty Officer with the Organization and will receive sailing time free of charge, a Petty Officer Polo Shirt, and a certificate indicating their achievement of this rank.