Hostess Requirements

What is expected of me as a hostess?

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.

What is the minimum age required to be a hostess?

The minimum age for a hostess is 20 years old.

What are the requirements to get a hostess?

That you will have a professional skipper provided by The Yacht Week onboard.

Do I have to do a course of some sort?

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.

When do I have to be at the marina?

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.

When do I get informed about what yacht I will be working on?

Hostesses will be assigned a yacht a couple of weeks before departure.

What is the minimum number of weeks for a skipper? Can I participate for just one week?

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.

Is there any way I can get to know the yacht before the event starts?

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.

If I am skippering for more than one week will it be on different yachts or on the same one?

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.


The Yacht

How many meals per day will I have to prepare onboard?

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.

Does the hostess get their own cabin?

A hostess will get a cabin made available by their guests.



Do any yachts require more than one hostess?

No, it’s one hostess for each yacht.

Can you arrange accommodation if I get there a few days before?

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.