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Girls: A job in the sailing world

Written by Fiona October 28 2014

Why am I not younger? Here’s the type of job that I’m sue I would have applied for back in my younger years. It’s great to see such a post for a keen outdoorsy female.


You’re hired! UK’s only all-female sailing school

The UK’s only all-female sailing school is looking to find its next Sailing Apprentice. As Sir Alan Sugar begins the search for his next business recruit Girls For Sail, the long established women-only sail training and holiday company, is hunting for theirs.

Girls For Sail founder Annie O’Sullivan said that the Cowes-based company is looking for a new member of the team to join the ten-strong crew who run Britain and Europe’s only ladies sailing company. Annie also revealed that the role could be based in the Caribbean on the island of St. Lucia.

Girls For Sail celebrates 15 years of training women to sail and race in the UK, across the Atlantic and in the Caribbean. Thousands of women have learned to sail with the firm since its launch in 1999.

Now according to Annie there is a space for a new apprentice to jump aboard and be taken through the highly regarded Royal Yachting Association training scheme all with the support of the Girls For Sail team.

Award-winning RYA instructor and mentor Annie said: “It’s imperative to me to make sure that we continue to be able to encourage women into sailing. And that includes supporting women into sailing as a career as well as enjoying it as the wonderful sport that it is.

“We are devoted to helping women discover the freedom and exhilaration of sailing for themselves in all its forms and that includes starting at the bottom and working their way up to gain full skipper’s accreditation.

“Being a Girls for Sail apprentice is hard work but it is fantastic fun. There really is no better way to learn than by being on one of our boats and seeing how our incredible skippers cope with everyday challenges as well as ensuring that all the maintenance and safety gear is in place.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to work in a totally engaging industry with a growing company committed to staff development.”

For more information about the role contact Girls For Sail on 01983 282867.

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