What are Sea Weekends?

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Sea weekends are when you spend the weekend on the ship. You visit a nearby place while using the skills that you have been taught on Drill Nights. One of our Royal Naval Reserve Training Officers is onboard to assist with navigation and seamanship tuition.

A standard training programme for a sea weekend may include the following:

  • Navigation training
  • Man-overboard exercises in which the students have control of the ship and attempt to recover the 'man overboard'
  • Exercises for the crew like engine breakdown and steering gear failure.
  • Often, the opportunity to practice mulitple vessel manouvres with other URNU vessels will arise, as will winch exercises carried out with helicopters from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
  • Plus more

Training weekends also give students the opportunity to experience a taster of what life will be like on deployments