Join As A Skipper

Do you have what it takes
to become a skipper for The Yacht Week?

Watch the Skipper Academy Trailer

Become a skipper on The Yacht Week video

Do you love sailing and the yachting lifestyle? Have you ever dreamed about working in exotic locations with a young, like-minded crowd from all over the world?

Skippers ensure guest safety

Not only will you get lots of experience in skippering a yacht, you will also make new friends from all over the world!

Then you should join Skipper Academy (the official partners of The Yacht Week and Yachts and Friends) and take the first step to becoming part of our skipper family. As a skipper, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your yacht and guests; whilst helping your crew experience the best week of their lives.
Not only will you make friends from all over the world, but you too will have a truly unforgettable summer. Your skipper journey does not have to end with the close of the summer, for you can join us on our quest for the endless summer with events in Thailand and BVI.

Skipper Academy 2014

Skipper Academy
  • First Round: 12-19 April - €695
  • 2nd Round: 31-7 June €865
  • 3rd Round: 21-28 June €865
  • Read more here
Skipper FAQ
  • Can I be a skipper without going to the Skipper Academy?
  • I already have a RYA Yachtmaster, what do I do?
  • What happens if I do not pass the Skipper Academy?
  • What is a commercial endorsement?
Join the Skipper Academy

How do I become a TYW Skipper?

  1. Apply to the Skipper Academy 2014.
  2. You must have an RYA Yachtmaster before attending your first event. See our minimum requirements here.
  3. We will contact you for an interview.
  4. Once you have been accepted to the academy you will need to pay the participant fee.
  5. If you pass the academy you will get assigned a yacht and the dream can begin.
Love of sailing

How are Skippers Remunerated?

Each skipper will invoice The Yacht Week for their services according to their qualifications as follows:

  • RYA Yachtmaster and a commercial endorsement €500 per week* plus bonus**
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean €480 per week*
  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore €450 per week*
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal €400 per week*
  • Other valid nautical certificates: €350 per week*
* This is the amount a skipper will invoice. Tax policies will vary in different countries. All skippers are responsible to comply with the tax policy of their country. This amount might change for preparation of work permits and professional skipper insurance.
** The performance related bonus structure will be announced on the Skipper Academy.