RYA Cruising Instructor Job

Experienced RYA Cruising Instructor Job

Based in Vliho, Lefkada – Greece

We are looking for RYA Cruising Instructors to join our professional instructor team, teaching RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew courses in the Ionian Sea. The RYA Cruising Instructor job will take you sailing around the stunning North and South Ionian Sea, stopping off 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.  We have 12 month and 7 month contracts available (all can be negotiable).

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 training to a high standard and we will support the development of your sailing and interpersonal skills to achieve these goals. Progression is important for all instructors so we actively encourage development in relevant areas. All levels of cruising instructor will be considered from those newly qualified to those with extensive experience.  The level of experience will dictate the income level.

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

RYA Cruising Instructor Job

March 2022 in the Ionian

The RYA Cruising Instructor job also includes being an assisted skipper for both informal training and skippered charters on some of the more luxurious yachts.  You will be delivering Competent Crew, Day Skipper and ICC assessments but we will endeavor to vary the routine so there is good opportunity to sail more informally as well.

When not teaching RYA courses, you will be required to go out on Skippered Charters on yachts between 32 and 57 ft. We also have catamarans.  Some weeks you may be shore based, this involves carrying out skipper checks on yachts that are not on charter 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. A professional appearance and attitude is essential. A good understanding of boat systems and maintenance is preferred but not essential.

Minimum Requirements

  • RYA Cruising Instructor Commercially Endorsed
  • European passport – ability to be employed in Greece (please enquire if you are unsure about the requirements)
  • Experience boat handling various yachts from 30ft – 60ft including catamarans
  • 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 (other languages are a a benefit)

Income Structure

For a newly qualified CI working a season in Greece we expect the Gross income to be around €15,000

+2 years experience the gross income would be around €16,500

This is based on minimum 5 days/week.

Please enquire for more details.



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