Captain Jack's Log - January 2020

By Captain Jack | January 20, 2020

Captain Jack

Hi, Fellow Sea Dogs & Humans !

So here we are, 2020. How time flies when you’re working hard, training students from near and far in the important skills required for a career at sea. To say that we’ve been busy here would be an understatement. 2019 was a wonderful year for Seahaven Maritime Academy; great times, great students and the positive reviews keep rolling in. I must be doing something right.

I’ve stuck doggedly to my job at the academy since starting here and now feel that I have my paws well and truly under table. I stick to the rule book in everything I do and am sometimes accused of being a little dogmatic but, then again, being a Border Collie, that’s hardly surprising.

My dedicated training staff are recharged after a busy year and rearing to go, all ready to get started training our new students of 2020.

Why Sussex is such a great place for maritime students

Through a lot of hard work, attention to detail and providing only the best training for our students, Seahaven Maritime Academy has firmly established its place in the market. We are a well-known and respected centre for Maritime Training. Our location doesn’t hurt either. Sussex, particularly Newhaven, has a long and proud association with the sea.

Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven

Our county is commonly and affectionately known as "Sussex by the Sea", which is also the title of a patriotic song written in 1907 by William Ward-Higgs. Our coastline, where the South Downs meet the sea, is rich in flora and marine wildlife.

In Newhaven we enjoy the good fortune to be adjacent to the South Downs National Park and, as a port town, have a long history of association with sailing and the fishing and shipping industries.

STCW Students

When not studying, our students get to enjoy the many local amenities. These include the friendly local pubs, eating establishments, the marina and the opportunity to visit the nearby beach and cliffs at Seaford. Not to mention the beautiful National Park and Martello Tower.

There is more than enough here to justify a longer stay in order to have a good look around, once students have completed their courses, and Sussex is a warm and welcoming county to visit.

Best of all, you might even get to meet me, Jack, a local canine celebrity and I’ll be more than happy to pose for a selfie with you.

Meanwhile, you can click on the links below and see our list of Professional and RYA courses:-

Bye for Now

That’s it from your four-legged friend, so thank you for your time and please keep looking in for more from me in the coming weeks and months.

If you are considering a career on the water, at Seahaven Maritime Academy we offer a variety of courses including the STCW Basic Safety Training Package.

You’d have to be barking mad not to be impressed with our competitively priced course fees.

If you would like further information then please feel free to get in touch.

That’s all from me for now so, until next time, Ciao !!!

Captain Jack's Paw Print

Captain Jack

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About The Author

Captain Jack
Senior Maritime Canine Officer

Jack is the youngest member of the team, but very much in charge, and likes to meet everybody personally to see how they are getting along with their coursework at the academy. His intuitive canine wisdom, impressive for such a young seafarer, always gives us paws for thought and he's always got a bone to pick if he's not happy that everybody is working very hard to provide our students with the best possible training experience.


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