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Ready to join the ultimate adventure? As a skipper, you'll sail from island to island, uncovering hidden bays for majestic swim stops and sharing your expert local knowledge with your guests.

With your guidance, your guests will experience the thrill of exploration and discovery, as you take them on a journey through some of the world's most stunning island destinations.

Whether it's navigating through crystal-clear waters or sharing stories about the local culture, you'll be the captain of this unforgettable adventure. So why wait? Apply now and start leading the way!

This could be the perfect job for you!

Every year we train and contract skippers from all over the world. Applicants who successfully complete our pre-season training week get to work for Yacht Week and on Private Charters.

  • Join our team as a skilled skipper and explore the world on luxury yachts!
  • Successfully complete our pre-season training week and work for Yacht Week and on Private Charters.
  • Spend the summer working with us and earn weekly pay + tips.
  • Enjoy all living expenses paid for while working.
  • Work on a range of yachts from 40-64ft and showcase your sailing skills.
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Experience - You are qualified with an accepted licence and have a strong foundation of sailing experience.

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Apply - Create an account and fill in the application form. We get a lot of applicants so make yourself stand out!

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Learn - Attend Skipper Academy in Croatia where you will be taught how to apply your sailing knowledge in a professional capacity.

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Set Sail - After passing our academy, you will be IFS certified allowing you to work for Yacht Week and Private Charters!

WEEK 16 - 2025

11-18 April

Split, Croatia

OPEN

WEEK 17 - 2025

18-25 April

Split, Croatia

OPEN

WEEK 19 - 2025

02-09 May

Split, Croatia

OPEN

WEEK 20 - 2025

09-16 May

Split, Croatia

OPEN

Yacht Week Skipper Academy

All our skippers must hold a valid skipper license to attend YW Academy. We run up to 6 academies per year. All graduates typically start with 5 weeks of work.

What's Included

Our course provides everything you need for an incredible adventure, including:

  • Accommodation onboard a yacht - the perfect base for your sailing journey!
  • Enjoy delicious meals and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks onboard.
  • Expert tuition from our team of professional instructors, who will guide you every step of the way.
  • All course materials and a skipper handbook to help you master the art of sailing and navigate the stunning Croatian coastline.

Additional Costs

  • Travel to Split, Croatia
  • Transfer to the marina
  • First night accommodation and food
  • One meal ashore mid week

What's Included

Our course provides everything you need for an incredible adventure, including:

  • Accommodation onboard a yacht - the perfect base for your sailing journey!
  • Enjoy delicious meals and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks onboard.
  • Expert tuition from our team of professional instructors, who will guide you every step of the way.
  • All course materials and a skipper handbook to help you master the art of sailing and navigate the stunning Croatian coastline.

Additional Costs

  • Travel to Split, Croatia
  • Transfer to the marina
  • First night accommodation and food
  • One meal ashore mid week