Brighton Belle always sails under the command of one of our member skippers. They are all volunteers paying sailing fees with everyone else, but they take on, with the assistance of the mate, the overall command of each cruise. They plan the cruise, looking out for the safety of the crew and vessel and work to create a happy ship where all crew can take part and experience the wonders of yacht cruising no matter what their level of expertise.
Our skippers are not instructors, but are always keen to give crew a chance to develop their sailing skills. Crew members are encouraged to participate to the full and everyone is expected to help with the sailing tasks as well as with domestic matters including cooking and cleaning. Everyone will be expected to helm the boat, hoist, lower and trim the sails. Some may want to try their hand at passage planning, approaching and leaving moorings, anchoring and coming alongside, etc.
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