RYA Cruising Instructor

Experienced RYA Cruising Instructor

Based in Vliho, Lefkada – Greece

We are looking for RYA Cruising Instructors to join our professional team teaching RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew courses. The RYA Cruising Instructor role 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 varied, with informal training for guests as well as skippered charters. 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 our yachts. As one of our selected RYA Cruising Instructors, you will provide all training to a high standard and 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 IonianĀ  is both challenging and rewarding with opportunities for progression.

RYA Cruising Instructor

March 2022 in the Ionian

As an RYA Cruising Instructor/Skipper, you will be delivering Competent Crew, Day Skipper and ICC assessments.

When not teaching, you will be required to go out on Skippered Charters on yachts between 32 and 57 ft. Some weeks you may be shorebased, this involves carrying out skipper checks on yachts that are in and various other tasks including mooring practice with guests and assisted sailing.

We are looking for an outgoing individual with high personal standards and fantastic customer service skills with a professional appearance and attitude. A good understanding of boat systems and maintenance is required as well as good problem-solving skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • RYA Cruising Instructor Commercially Endorsed
  • European passport – ability to be employed in Greece
  • VHF Operators license
  • 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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