Learn and practice traditional sailor's arts and marline spike seamenship. Learn to "worm, parcel and serve, " a process that protects wire rigging on ships. You must enjoy getting dirty and the smell of Stockholm tar.
Learn how to lash and lift heavy loads safely onboard the ships. Understand that riggers also spend alot of time painting, chipping, scraping and cleaning.
Regular volunteers who demonstrate interest, ability and committment may also learn more complicted techniques such as splicing wire and advanced rope work.