With up to 26 weeks of seasonal work available you will complete your summer well qualified and industry trained, with a minimum of 8 weeks experience as a professional Skipper under your belt.


Our RYA Training Partners are among the very best in the industry chosen specifically for their expertise
in professional Skipper training to work in the marine industry.


UKSA is one of the world’s leading maritime training providers, based on the Isle of Wight. UKSA boast an experienced team and outstanding fleet. They offer structured career paths and training routes in yachting, and aim to ensure that each student is in the best position possible at the end of their training to be successful in their chosen career.


Gibraltar is an excellent base for Yachtmaster training thanks to reliable winds, warm tidal waters, busy shipping lanes and a wide variety of interesting sailing passages to exotic destinations in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Rock Sailing has been delivering Yachtmaster courses for 7 years and is a leading provider in the industry.


Train to Work. No hanging around looking for experience, all successful graduates are offered
a work placement with one of our partner brands.

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Yacht Getaways offers luxury, first class sailing yacht charter across the Mediterranean and further afield. They achieve sailing excellence by catering for client’s bespoke requirements, supported by exceptional staff and a top of the line fleet of yachts and catamarans.

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Started in 2010 MedSailors has hosted over 18,000 guests across Croatia, Greece, Italy and Turkey. As the leading sailing holiday provider for 20-35 year olds, MedSailors takes great pride in their well-trained, professional and valued staff.

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Dream Yacht Charter operates over 450 boats in 36 locations around the world and is one of the world leaders in yacht chartering today. Specialising in skippered and bareboat private charter Dream Yacht Charter boast some of the most luxurious yachts in the charter industry.

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Since 2013 Total Yacht Deliveries has provided professional yacht delivery services to valued clients across the globe. From the Solent to the South Pacific, their staff is experienced in delivering a wide variety of yachts for an international client base with the utmost care and professionalism.


All newly qualified Skippers take part in the pre-season training programme
before first placement with any of The Yacht Academy partners. This ensures you are equipped
with the knowledge and expertise required for the role you will be assigned.



  • 10-day programme with meals and accommodation included
  • Charter yacht management and maintenance practices
  • Med style mooring practices, including yacht raft building
  • Operational practices
  • Local knowledge – including island tours and various excursions
  • Introduction to guest management
  • Food safety training and menu preparation
  • Incident management

This 10-day training course is free to all Academy graduates!