HMS Archer Training Weekends

HMS Archer, Edinburgh URNU’s dedicated training vessel.

The advantage of having a dedicated training vessel is that it allows us to consolidate theoretical classroom training and apply what we’ve learned in practise during fun filled weekends at sea!

Training Weekends are more focused on training the students and consolidating class based skills and builds on what has been taught at drill nights in the classroom. The programme once at sea can vary widely, from simply navigation training, to man-overboard exercises in which the students have control of the ship and attempt to recover the ‘man overboard’, to exercises for the crew like engine breakdown and steering gear failure