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Old 02-10-2008, 21:35   #1
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Hello, and a request for some help

I am a 17 year old student. I currently live in Canada, however, in September 2009 I will be moving to either Ireland or Scotland to attend university. I grew up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. As such I was exposed to sailors and those involved in a nautical lifestyle. I developed an interest in working at sea from an early age. I will graduate from my current college in May of 2009 and will have a four month long summer vacation. When I noticed the length of my vacation I realised that it would be the perfect opportunity to finally work on a ship. I have no sailing experience, but some experience in the hospitality industry. I was wondering if anyone out there knew of someone who could hire me, or could give me advice as to go about getting hired. I would prefer to sail either in the Med, the Baltic or the St. Laurence and eastern seaboard of Canada. Thanks.

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When you get to your Uni in Scotland, they all usually will have a sailing club. sign up and learn to sail... small boats first and work your way up.

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Old 03-10-2008, 04:44   #3
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Welcome to the Forum, aye-landor.

The Grenadines have some of the best sailing grounds in the Caribbean, and they're great boat-builders down there, also. Here's some reading material for you that might contain some helpful information.

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Aloha Aye,
Welcome aboard! Go down to a cruise or merchant ship and talk to some of the employees. You'll find a lot of information that folks here won't be able to give you because most have not worked aboard cruising ships. For example: I have over 45 years of sea experience with no work time aboard a cruise or merchant ship.
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Thanks for all the help guys
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Hi aye-landor i'm sixteen and a highschool junior, so good luck in college and I would see if any charter companies need any help. And welcome to the forum

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