The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have just teamed up with Quarterdeck & The Yacht Week to provide Irish sailors with a gateway to become skippers and hosts and enter the world of working in the yacht charter industry.
What is Quarterdeck?
Quarterdeck is the recruitment agency for skippers and hosts worldwide. They provide a tailored Academy that polishes your current skills in order to work with their exclusive partner The Yacht Week along with several other private charter partners in destinations such as Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, British Virgin Islands and many more.
What is The Yacht Week?
“The Best Job In The World!” The Yacht Week is known as a flotilla festival, where skippers and hosts can develop their charter skills while working in a friendly environment, with a community that is there to support and help them grow.
Take it to the next level and spend a summer working at The Yacht Week. Meet friends from all over the world and be part of a truly international team. Skipper for a crew of 10 on a yacht in Croatia, Greece or Montenegro, while being a part of The Yacht Week flotilla of up to 100 yachts per week. Make lasting friendships with people from all over the world and get paid to do it. Whether you are looking to work for a couple of weeks or the entire summer, Quarterdeck wants you!
As a skipper or host for QD you are working on yachts with 6-10 guests onboard. The skipper and host are tasked with making the week exceptional for their guests while keeping them safe.
How does it work?
- Apply for Quarterdeck academy
- Get the required licences. As a partner school of Quarterdeck, the INSS is a recommended choice. The instructors are familiar with the Quarterdeck’s training programme so are the best suited for preparing you for the academy.
- Attend the weeklong Quarterdeck Academy (five weeks to choose from in April or May).
- After passing the academy, Irish sailors are officially part of the team and can now work for The Yacht Week (June, July, August).
- Recognised skipper licence (ideally RYA Yachtmaster)
- VHF licence
- First Aid Certificate
- A love for sailing
Getting an RYA Licence
Contact the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School by email [email protected] or call 01 2844195.
Joining Quarterdeck Academy
The Academy applications are now open for Spring of 2020. Interested sailors should email [email protected] for any queries.