Skipper Academy

In More Detail

All skippers working for Skipper Academy are required to have a RYA Yachtmaster certificate and to pass our Skipper Academy.

Experience of a lifetime

Skipper Academy is a seven day course that teaches experienced sailors the necessary skills to become a skipper. All new skippers are required to pass Skipper Academy in order to be guaranteed summer employment. This is your chance to show us that you have what it takes!

Course Summary

Skipper Academy focuses on manoeuvring in ports and marinas used by The Yacht Week, rafting boats together, use of springs, caught anchors, local weather, as well as professional qualities such as the skipper’s role on board. Skipper Academy teaches 80 participants at once who will work together in order to complete the course. Those fellow skippers and hostess that pass the academy will be joining you in your summer employment. This course consists of a very high intensity week full of challenges, but we’ll ease the stress with a couple parties along the way!

Dates:

  • 12th-19th April, 2014 - 7 days - Split, Croatia (€695)
  • 31st May-7th June, 2014 - 7 days - Split, Croatia (€865)
  • 21st-28th June, 2014 - 7 days - Lavrio, Greece (€865)

Additional costs:

  • Flight to Croatia or Greece
  • Transfer to the marina
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • The rest is covered, you'll even get a Skipper Academy hoodie!

Apply to Skipper Academy here

A typical day for a skipper

  • 09:00 – Waking up, breakfast and cleaning of the cock-pit and deck.
  • 10:00 – Plan the sailing route for the day with a nice stop for lunch and swimming before heading to the destination for the night where The Yacht Week is hosting an event or where Yachts and Friends have recommended a nice restaurant.
  • 10:30 – Crew briefing about the plans for the day.
  • 11:00 – Depart for sailing.
  • 13:00 – Stop in a natural bay for lunch and a swim (needed during a hot day of sunny weather).
  • 16:00 – Moor and secure the yacht for the night.
  • 16:05 – Enjoy an afternoon swim.
  • 17:00 – Take a walk to show your crew the local village or go for a small hike to find a good view over the bay.
  • 19:00 – Dinner.
  • 21:00 – Spend the night together with your crew or new friends made during the day.

If you have more questions about the life of a skipper, please email info@skipperacademy.com.