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Cultivating Excellence in Crew


Meridian Adventure SAIL seeks to provide consistent and impeccable service, which is grounded in the training Meridian Adventure SAIL delivers in shaping excellent masters and commanders of yachts and ships. Meridian Adventure SAIL prides itself on delivering a world-class experience for all its guests. This is achieved through practical training and highly purposed accreditation, ensuring qualified crew not only have trusted navigational expertise of oceans but also firm knowledge of all adventure activities and best practices to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

We do this through the Meridian Adventure Academy

The Meridian Adventure Academy was founded in 2017. The goal of the program is to develop young talent into high calibre professionals at sea. Meridian Adventure developed a holistic, rigorous program that could deliver their vision of a crew that were respected for their depth of knowledge and who were skilled in delivering an impeccable level of hospitality and service on board. The aim of the program was to train cadets to navigate distant oceans, both calm and rough seas and deliver that impeccable standard of service, in safety, that could be appreciated by discerning guests exploring the unspoilt pockets of the world. The Meridian Adventure Academy has helped contribute to the expedition company’s constant desire for positive change in the maritime industry through professional development..

The foundation of


It is not just a sailing school, nor simply an at-sea hospitality program, it has been designed to forge industry leaders who are passionate about every aspect of the ocean. The Academy teaches a respect for the ocean and principles about protecting the ocean that will guide them through life.

The Meridian Adventure Academy offers a complete maritime based education to the highest standards with comprehensive theoretical and at sea training. The Program is 21 months of hands-on experience, that gives young crew strong tools for a successful future in the yachting industry and life in general, leaving them equipped to deal with whatever storm at sea, other unforeseen crisis or a spectrum of demanding clients in the super yacht industry may throw at them. The thorough theory modules are integrated with practical experience onboard catamaran sailing vessels, and other tenders .


Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
The programme



The prospective cadets undergo 3 months of thorough, introductory, theoretical and safety training. Those who pass, will join one of the Meridian Adventure SAIL Fleets to further their training, and start their practical program.

Training Vessel

Meridian Adventure SAIL has various sail and motor vessels that are used for cadet training.  These vessels include: various power boats from 4 to 10 metres in length; 10 metre racing sail boats; and, 19 metre luxury catamarans. The range of vessels ensures that cadets gain the most experience possible to fine tune their skills.

Training Material

Each cadet is issued with a personal set of training materials, including digital training material and access to dedicated applications, which provide them with comprehensive learning aids.

Accommodation & Living

Cadets are accommodated either on board a training vessel or ashore in dedicated accommodation facilities, for the duration of the program. All meals are provided for and cadets that qualify to continue the cadetship after 3 months, receive a monthly allowance for recreation.


Cadets are all issued with a Meridian Adventure Uniform. The uniform is designed for the specific needs of sailing; is of a high quality; is comfortable; and, cadets feel proud representing Meridian Adventure while wearing it.

A successful cadet will earn the


PADI Open Water Diver Certificate
VHF Radio Operator Certificate
IYT Master of Yacht Limited Certificate
IYT Master of Yacht Unlimited Certificate



Certificate of Competency in Safety
Certificate of Competency in Service & Galley
Certificate of Competency in Sailing, Navigation, Spars & Rigging
Certificate of Competency in Deck & Interior
Certificate of Competency in Engineering
Certificate of Competency in Guest Services

Meridian Adventure Academy


The Meridian Adventure Academy delivers a fully sponsored cadet training program to a select number of applicants which will include the following:

3 months dedicated training
18 month practical cadetship
Variety of training vessels
Providing confidence and skills
Instilling ethics of discipline
Uniform, accommodation, meals, toiletries etc.
Multiple Certificates of Competence by Meridian Adventure Sail
5 Internationally recognised industry qualifications

Start your career at Meridian Adventure Academy, setting yourself up for a lifetime of dedicated service, adventure and exploration on the high seas in various pristine regions across the world.


Leave every detail of your journey to our team, who will curate an utterly bespoke experience for you based on your interests and desires. Contact our team of experts to reserve, or explore ways to tailor your journey: