RYA Cruising Instructor

Experienced RYA Cruising Instructor & Charter Skipper for Bavaria C57 Job Vacancy

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

April 2019 in the Ionian


Skipper required to run a brand-new Bavaria C57. Candidates must have experience skippering this sized yacht and be extremely proficient in power handling. You will be the skipper running luxury charters around the Ionian Islands from our base on Lefkas (sometimes with host and chef). 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.

When not required for skippering the C57 (usually low and mid-season) the position changes to become an RYA Cruising Instructor/Skipper position delivering Competent Crew, Day Skipper and ICC assessments. The position is for an instructor with AT LEAST 2 seasons prior experience teaching the Yachtmaster scheme.

Minimum Requirements

  • RYA Cruising Instructor Commercially Endorsed
  • Previous teaching RYA scheme experience
  • Experience skippering 50-60ft yachts
  • 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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