Teamwork on Queen Galadriel to stow the sails

Crew Qualifications & DBS Checks

All Cirdan Staff with responsibility for young people or vulnerable adults are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The Cirdan Sailing Trust has a comprehensive Child Protection Policy in which it is specified that DBS checks and appropriate references are a requirement of employment.

The professional sea staff aboard vessels operated by The Cirdan Sailing Trust are trained and qualified to meet or exceed the regulations laid down by the Department for Transport, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Our Skippers and Mates hold a minimum of a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster with Commercial Endorsement. In addition to their sailing skills and experience, the crew are required to gain certificates in radio communications, first aid, sea survival and medical fitness.