Excellence, Leadership & Pride


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Cultivating Excellence in Crew


Our reputation is built on the consistency of our impeccable service, which is grounded in the training we deliver 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 regular drills 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 by Sean Galleymore who, as a leader in the yachting field, had found the lack of permanent staff of requisite calibre had the capacity to compromise the excellence he expected from the vessels he managed and that the industry at large faced a long-term issue in the future without sufficiently well-trained candidates. Galleymore embarked on creating a world-class program in Meridian Adventure Academy that could deliver his 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 that was revered by discerning guests exploring the unspoilt pockets of the world. Furthermore 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 programme. It is rigorous and intense because it has been designed to forge industry leaders who are passionate about every aspect of the ocean. The Academy teaches a deep respect for the ocean and principles that will guide them through life. Succeeding in the Meridian Adventure Cadetship means excelling at one of the toughest and most revered maritime academies in the world.

The Meridian Adventure Academy offers a complete maritime based education to the highest standards with comprehensive theoretical and at sea training. The Meridian Adventure Academy Cadet Programme is 21 months of hands-on training, that gives young cadets the best tools imaginable for a successful future in the yachting industry and life in general. The intense theory modules are integrated with practical training at sea.


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Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
Deck & Interior
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The programme



The prospective cadets undergo 3 months of intense introductory and safety training in Siğacik, Turkey. Those who qualify, will join one of the Meridian Adventure SAIL Fleets to further their training, and start their intensive practical programme.

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 material, including digital training material and access to dedicated applications, which provide them with every possible learning aid.

Accommodation & Living

Cadets are accommodated either on board a training vessel or ashore in dedicated accommodation facilities, for the duration of the programme. 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.

The cadet will earn the


Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 Course For Catering
Silver Service Certificate
PADI Open Water Diver Certificate
Yacht Rating Certificate
VHF Radio Operator Certificate
Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC 1)
Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC 2)
IYT Master of Yacht Limited Certificate
IYT Master of Yacht Unlimited Certificate
Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)



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 programme 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 etc
Multiple Certificates of Competence by Meridian Adventure
All 10 Internationally recognised industry qualifications
(see ‘Following Qualifications’)

Start your career at Meridian Adventure Academy, for a lifetime of 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: