sailing School

Yachtmaster Instructor

Overseas role


Our Yachtmaster Instructors are based in Greece and Croatia and positions usually run from April to October. The sailing school team usually consists of a Yachtmaster Instructor and 2-4 Cruising Instructors. Following successful summer placements; winter opportunities may be available. Working hours vary and you MUST be able to cover operational requirements. It is important to be flexible within your job role and understand that you may be required to move between different resorts or departments according to operational needs.

What you'll be doing

Managing all operational aspects of the sailing school, including delivery of the RYA syllabus, day to day management of the team, driving revenue and ensuring yachts are set up to Sunsail and RYA standards

  • Coordinate paperwork and instructors for all courses
  • Drive revenue and promote courses available within resort
  • Maintain the standards of training delivered on shore based courses
  • To monitor customer feedback of RYA training and investigate comments where necessary
  • Liaise with the RYA and other governing bodies to ensure that the syllabus delivered  is up to date
  • Ensure yachts are clean and set up per the company standards and RYA requirements
  • To ensure that any changes in the SOPs are communicated to instructors
  • To provide support and guidance to instructors, and provide ongoing training as necessary
  • To develop course material to support existing and future course requirements
  • Ensure before the yachts set sail correct paperwork has been completed as per the company and local law requirements
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are kept to whilst instructors are at sea
  • Lead and motivate the instructors
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times
  • Carry out other duties within your ability as requested by your line manager

What type of person are we looking for

  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor commercially endorsed
  • Experience managing a team
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge of the RYA sailing school syllabus and standards
  • Ability to work as a reliable member of the team
  • Highly motivated individual
  • Good communication skills – oral and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • First aid certificate

Apply now

Apply today by sending your CV to [email protected]

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Stunning Sailing Destinations 
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Types of yachts
44 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
Service commitment
Consumer protection