As a hostess you are expected to take care of your guests and do the shopping, cooking, cleaning and making of drinks. You should get in contact with the crew prior to their arrival to find out about their special wishes, allergies and so forth.
The minimum age for a hostess is 20 years old.
That you will have a professional skipper provided by The Yacht Week onboard.
You will have to join the Skipper Academy.
Working as a Hostess
Yes, you will be paid €300 per week* when you are assigned a yacht.
* This is the amount a hostess will invoice. Tax policies will vary in different countries. All hostesses are responsible for complying with the tax policy of their country.
The boats are handed over during the afternoon on the first day of the event, which is Saturday on all events except BVI New Year where the start day can vary (please check boat assignment for exact date). Therefore you should aim to arrive at the marina by lunch time at the latest.
Hostesses will be assigned a yacht a couple of weeks before departure.
The more weeks you make yourself available for the summer, the more likely it is that you will get the job. We look for skippers that can work for at least 8 weeks.
No, the yachts are usually rented out the week before the event and not returned before the morning the new event starts. Therefore you will not be able to see the yacht beforehand. When the yacht is handed over you will get thorough check-in on all aspects of the yacht.
The likelihood is that it will be on different yachts, but you might be assigned the same yacht for more than one week in a row.
Most crews prefer to eat their dinner in a restaurant, however, you might be asked to prepare three meals per day, breakfast/lunch/dinner. You are expected to prepare a maximum of two dinners per week.
What are the additional costs for me as a hostess? How much money will I spend during a week as a hostess?
As a hostess you will pay your own travel costs to the event (flight and transfers). During the week your crew are expected to pay for all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, so your spending is determined by you for all other expenses.
Will I be able to wash and dry my clothes at the marina during the Saturday when I change my yacht and crew?
Yes, you will be able to do this in the marina.
A hostess will get a cabin made available by their guests.
No, it’s one hostess for each yacht.
No, we can not. 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 town.