At sea

At sea

At sea

At sea

Upon arrival on the ship each person is assigned to a watch in a rotating system. Altogether there are three watches. They are named after the frigate’s masts: Fore mast watch, Main mast watch and Mizzen mast watch. Watch changes happen every four hours. During watch time you will get an opportunity to act as a lookout, a helmsman, you will learn to work with the sails and develop various maritime skills under the supervision of our experienced permanent crew members.

After four hours of your watch you do four hours on the stand by watch, taking part in the ship’s maintenance work and, if necessary, helping the watch keepers. Four hours after this is your rest time.

Time Fore Main Mizzen
00:00 – 04:00 watch sleep stand by
04:00 – 08:00 stand by watch sleep
08:00 – 12:00 sleep stand by watch
12:00 – 16:00 watch sleep stand by
16:00 – 20:00 stand by watch sleep
20:00 – 24:00 sleep stand by watch

Cleaning and cooking

At sea and in port those who is on a galley duty help prepare the meals. Even if you can’t cook, there will always be something for you to do, and by the end of the trip you’ll be sure to leave with a new set of skills.

The first Russian Maritime Code of 1720 paid a lot of attention to the ship-husbandry requirements and procedures.

This is what it said: “Ships are to be cleaned and scrubbed on all days. Windows between all decks are to be open as often as the time will allow. The insides as well as the outside will be swept and washed every morning and evening.”

Shtandart follows this tradition religiously!

And deck-cleaning in the company of good friends very quickly becomes a fun thing to do!

Time-table onboard Shtandart:

07.30 Breakfast
08.00 Flag rising ceremony
12.00 Lunch
16.00 Afternoon snack
20.00 Dinner
24.00 Lights out, beginning of night watch


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