Cruising Instructor

Cruising Instructor Job

We are looking for RYA instructors to join our professional team teaching RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew courses. The RYA cruising instructor job will take you sailing around the Ionian stopping in different harbours every night. To compliment our bareboat charter holidays we run an average of 4 to 5 RYA courses per week. Your work as a cruising instructor will be mixed with informal training for guests as well as skippered charters, additionally at times you will work on the quay being involved in the preparation and checking of yachts .

The highest standards are maintained in all aspects of our operations starting with maintenance and cleanliness of yachts, as one of our selected sailing instructors you will provide training to a high standard, we will support the development of your sailing and interpersonal skills to achieve these goals. All levels of cruising instructor will be considered from those newly qualified to those with extensive experience.

Being a Cruising Instructor at Sail Ionian  is both challenging and rewarding with opportunities for progression.

Cruising Instructor

MARCH 2018 in the Ionian


As a Cruising Instructor for Sail Ionian we require you to deliver RYA training courses and skippered charters to the highest standards. To ensure our standards are being met, we are running a training month starting on 1st March.

2 Weeks Training on the Water

We will be launching an RYA training yacht as well as an Open 40 catamaran and the largest yacht we have – a Bavaria 56. All new and current skippers/instructors will enjoy two weeks of intense training. During this two week period you will learn big boat and catamaran power handling and sailing as well as teaching sessions with our Chief Instructor.

Yacht Delivery

There is also an opportunity to be part of our annual delivery of new yachts that we sail down from Slovenia mid march taking around a week.

Yacht Launching

The last week of March you will get the chance to brush up on your power handling and Med mooring skills as we launch the other 39 yachts.

Most companies you will start in a boat yard doing yacht prep for the season.  We feel our training package offers new employees a great chance to develop and learn and get comfortable in the Sail Ionian way of doing things.

Basic Job Role Requirements

As a Sail Ionian Instructor you will be required to carry out RYA training,Specialised training (Mile Builders) assisted and skippered charter, quay work, pre season yacht preparation, yacht checks and briefings.

Minimum Requirements

  • RYA Cruising Instructor Commercially Endorsed
  • Previous teaching RYA scheme experience
  • VHF Operators licence
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • ENG 1 or ML5 medical
  • Ability to be flexible and work as a team member
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Great communication and customer service skills
  • Fluent English

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