Work as a skipper

Guide your guests through their adventure.
Sail from island to island,
discovering hidden bays for majestic swim stops
and share your expert local knowledge

Apply now

You will become an unforgettable part of a trip of a life time.

This could be the perfect job for you!

Every year we train and contract skippers from all over the world. Applicants who successfully complete our pre-season training week get to work for The Yacht Week and on Private Charters.

Spend the Summer working on The Yacht Week
Earn weekly pay + tips
All living expenses paid for while working
Work on yachts from 40-64ft

Your course to success

1. Experience

You posses one of our accepted licences and have a strong foundation of sailing experience

2. Apply

Create an account and fill in the application form. We get a lot of applicants so make yourself stand out!

3. Learn

Attend Skipper Academy in Croatia where you will be taught how to apply your sailing knowledge in a professional capacity.

4. Set Sail

After passing our academy, you will be IFS certified allowing you to work for The Yacht Week and Private Charters!

Accepted sailing licenses

We encourage our skippers to have a commercial license. This will allow you to work in all TYW destinations.

For full list of accepted licenses see Requirements details

For the 2023 please see Pay scheme here

Requirements details

The Yacht Week Skipper Academy

All our skippers must hold a valid skipper license to attend TYW Academy. We run up to 6 academies per year. All graduates typically start with 5 weeks of work.

What's Included

  • A week of sailing in Croatia
  • Accommodation onboard the course yacht
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks onboard
  • Expert tuition from professional instructors
  • Course materials and skipper handbook

Additional Costs

  • Travel to Split, Croatia
  • Transfer to the marina
  • First night accommodation and food
  • One meal ashore mid week



WEEK 16 12-19 April Split, Croatia 1195€
WEEK 17 19-26 April Split, Croatia 1195€
WEEK 19 03-10 May Split, Croatia 1295€
WEEK 20 10-17 May Split, Croatia 1295€

Applications are open

Do you have what it takes?

Join our team of professional skippers this summer

Applications are open