Become 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

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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 pass the International Flotilla Skipper (IFS) certificate get to work for The Yacht Week and on Private Charters.

Minimum 5 weeks of work for The Yacht Week
All living expenses paid while working
Earn up to €450 + tip per week!
Sail 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 receive a higher salary.

For full list of accepted licenses see Requirements details

Certification Average remuneration
RYA Yachtmaster Commercially Endorsed €450/week*
RYA Yachtmaster €420/week*
Basic Sailing License €390/week*

*IFS certificate, VHF certificate, First aid and Sailing licence are required for all our skippers. Pay scheme here

Requirements details

International Flotilla Skipper (IFS) certificate

All our skippers must hold the IFS certificate. 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


Applications are now open.

Week 14 1-9 April (Early course) Full
Week 15 8-16 April (Early course) Full
Week 16 15-23 April (Early course) Full
Week 17 22-30 April (Early course) Full
Week 18 29 April - 7 May (Early course) Full
Week 19 06-14 May Full
Week 20 13-21 May Last Spots
Week 21 20-28 May Full

Course Cost: For 2022 we have reduced the course cost significantly to €495 which you will make back within two weeks of work. During the first three weeks working you will be on a probationary period and will receive the base rate only. See payment scheme for details.

Early Course: When issuing work assignments, we aim to have all bookings staffed 4 weeks prior to their start date. Therefore successful students on earlier academy courses will be assigned to start working earlier in the season than students of later courses.

Applications open


Do you have what it takes?

Join our team of professional skippers this summer

Apply for 2022