Crew Training

The Tasmanian Sail Training Association (TSTA) is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation responsible for providing training and for maintaining the Sail Training Vessel Lady Nelson

All new volunteers are required to have an induction that provides an opportunity to find out what it's all about before becoming a member. 

Our sail training program assists members to work through from Trainee, to Deckhand, Senior Deckhand and Bosun. We also provide a TSTA Engineering Assistant training path working with our qualified Marine Engineer Drivers with opportunities to proceed to an AMSA MED 2 qualification. 

Training days provide an opportunity to learn the lines, hand the sails, climb the rigging, learn line handling, navigation and the many other facets of being on a tall ship. 

We also offer scheduled times in the year to attend externally provided First Aid and other safety courses at subsidised costs (subject to Board approval).

Crew Training Voyages

These voyages generally occur at the start and mid year of our sailing calendar.

On these voyages, everyone can participate in the safety drills, learn about the many safety equipment on board, handling the ship at sea, and work in teams.

These are great events to exchange knowledge and learn from follow volunteers and crew.

The team spirit really shows up when the ship is at sea on a training voyage.

Crew Training Videos

Some videos that will be of benefit for new trainees HERE

Volunteers in the rigging
youth sailing 2
youth sailing 1
Crewing on the Lady Nelson has given me so much joy, I highly recommend it.