Crew Training

We are always open to new crew volunteers, to help man the Moray Gig and her escort vessel.

Training at Cumbrae


Volunteers are trained in both gig and escort vessel over a period of time, both afloat and ashore. Training is free of charge provided that trainees undertake to volunteer to help with the project when available. Crew are also trained in First Aid, VHF procedures and navigation, including GPS and meteorology. There are no paid crew. Four qualified crew are required for each outing.

 There are four levels of qualification:

  1.  Able Crew, which involves a working knowledge of how to crew the gig.
  2.  Mast Captain, which involves taking charge of the crew assigned to each mast and teaching them what to do.
  3.  Coxswain, which means that the volunteer is competent to take charge of the gig with a novice crew.
  4.  Power Boat Driver, RYA Level 2, plus towing and rescue training.

Young People’s Crew –

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Are you aged 12 to 17+? If so you are warmly invited to join the crew. You will be taught how to be Able Crew and Mast Captain (see above) and may attend all crew training sessions at weekends. So it will not cost you anything, but you will be asked to help with maintenance of the boats and called upon to make up a young crew on occasions. You will be eligible to apply to join the GB team in the Atlantic Challenge International Contest of Seamanship that takes place in a different country every two years. Here’s an opportunity to learn many new skills, meet interesting people and have fun in the process.

If you are willing to give this commitment, please contact:

Gary Hunt, e-mail huntadmin @ (without the spaces), or contact the office and leave your details.


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