How do I become a Yacht Week Hostess /Host
As a hostess/host you are expected to take the responsibility of all the shopping, cooking, cleaning making drinks etc. You should get in contact with the crew prior to arrival to find out about their special wishes, allergies etc.
Minimum age for both hostess/host and crew is 20 years old.
That you will have a professional skipper provided by The Yacht Week onboard.
You will have to join the Academy in April
When you have been assigned
Yes! You will be paid €300 per week*. And you will have all food and entries to the parties paid for
*This is the amount a hostess/host will invoice. Tax policies will vary in different countries. All hostesses/hosts are responsible to comply with the tax policy of their country. This amount might change for preposition of working permits and insurance.
The boats are handed over during the afternoon on the first day of the event (Saturday). Therefore you should aim to arrive at the airport around lunchtime. Preferable you should get in contact with your crew prior to arrival.
You will know how many weeks we need you and what yacht you will be on latest in the beginning of may.
We would like you to work for 3-4 weeks. But just one week might be accepted.
No, the boats are usually rented out the week before the event and not returned before Saturday morning. Therefore you will not be able to see the boat beforehand. During the Academy you will get to know similar boats that we will use in the summer.
If I’m going to be a hostess/host for more then one week, is it going to be on different yachts, or is it the same one?
It will most likely be different yachts each week.
Most crews prefer to eat their dinner in a restaurant, however you might be asked to prepare tree meals per day, breakfast/lunch/dinner (max two dinners per week!)
What are the additional costs for me as a hostess/host? How much money will I spend during a week as a hostess/host?
As a hostess you will pay your own travel costs to the event (flight). During the week(s) you will only pay what you spend at bars/restaurants during evenings when you’re not onboard the yacht. Onboard the yacht you will only pay for beer/wine/drinks.
Will I be able to wash and dry my clothes at the marina during the Saturday when I change boat and crew?
Yes, you will be able to do this in the Marina. Drop-off is Friday evening and you pick it up Saturday afternoon.
Most likely the hostess will share a cabin with the skipper or someone in the crew. You might be required to sleep in the bed in the saloon.
Is there any boat that requires two hostesses/hosts? My friend and me would appreciate to work with each other.
No. It’s one hostess/host per boat
No, we cannot. If you have to spend a night or two somewhere before or after the event we recommend that you book a bed in a nearby city. A good place for searching and booking a place to stay is Hostelworld in Croatia.