Trade your life for a life at sea as you work year round as a skipper or host with Yacht Week.
All our skippers and hosts start by attending Yacht Week Academy, our exclusive training course designed to set you up for sailing and hosting guests. Yacht Week Academy is powered by our in-house training company Quarterdeck.
Become a skipper
To join Yacht Week as a skipper you must have sailing experience and a navigational sailing license. A background in racing dinghies, keelboat cruising or similar is ideal.
During the course you will practise all from single handed moorings to circle rafts and technical yacht knowledge. You will visit and learn about the main ports in Croatia and prepare you for your first charter. You will get to know the skippers and hosts you will be working together with in the summer.
This is a training course which will get your foot into the sailing industry, you will be recognised worldwide as an experienced, professional skipper. The course ends with a pass/fail assessment and we do everything we can to make you pass. The assessment focuses on sailing skills, yacht manoeuvring, teamwork and guest communication. If you pass you will be invited to work for Yacht Week as a skipper in the summer. Learn more here.
To join Yacht Week as a host you must have some experience in catering and preparing food in a work environment. A background as a chef is ideal.
The course will prepare you for working and living on a yacht for a summer season. You’ll learn all the tips and tricks of how to cook on board a sailing yacht, how to give your crew an amazing week of holiday as well as seeing the most common ports we sail to.
The course ends with a pass/fail assessment and we do everything we can to make you pass. The assessment focuses on food preparation, food safety, presentation, teamwork and guest communication. Host Academy is a requirement for everyone who wants to work as a host on Yacht Week. If completed then will be offered to work with us for the summer. Learn more here.