RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Job

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Job

Based in Vliho, Lefkada – Greece

We are looking for an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to join our professional instructor team, teaching RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Day Skipper and RYA Competent Crew courses in the Ionian Sea. The RYA Yachtmaster 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 Yachtmaster instructor will be varied and will include teaching those courses, support of our Chief YMI, informal training for guests as well as skippered charters. Additionally at times you will work on the quay helping with the preparation and checking of yachts.

We maintain the highest standards in all aspects of our operations starting with maintenance and cleanliness of our yachts. As one of our selected RYA Yachtmaster Instructors, you will provide training to an exceptional standard and we will support the development of your sailing and interpersonal skills to achieve these goals. Progression is important for all instructors and we actively encourage development in relevant areas.


We are recruiting for a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. The level of experience will dictate the income level. We have 12 month and 7 month contracts available (all can be negotiable).

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

We are also recruiting for RYA Cruising Instructors: click here.


RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Job

2024 in the Ionian

The RYA Yachtmaster 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, Coastal 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.

Your working week in the summer months will be 6 days a week, at times when on charter you may be on the water for longer period, the company policy with skippers is where possible they have a shore based week each month where they can also take accrued days in lieu.

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 Yachtmaster Instructor Commercially Endorsed
  • 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)

Please enquire for more details.



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