Left to right: Matthew Banks, Deck Officer Cadet; Captain Nigel Hope, Director of Maritime Training at Trinity House; Thomas Dutton, Deck Officer Cadet
At the beginning of July the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Trinity House announced their new cadet training programme at an event on board SV Tenacious at West India Docks in London.
The first cadet to be taking part in the joint three year programme, Matthew Banks from Cornwall, will study for a Foundation Degree in Maritime Studies at the Warsash Maritime Academy. This will allow him to gain the necessary knowledge before joining Tenacious for unique practical seamanship training on the UK’s largest square rigged sail training tall ship; he will then broaden his sea experience with sea time on board different types of ships, including tanker, container, ferry and cruise ships. As part of this unique cadetship programme, he will also complete additional training in the traditional arts of ship rigging, sail making and boat building.
SV Tenacious at West India Docks, London