Cruising Instructor Scholarship + CI/Skipper Position

RYA Cruising Instructor Scholarship Opportunity + CI/Skipper Position in Greece

Region: Greece

Are you a Yachtmaster looking to develop your career and teach people sailing in a supportive, professional and fun environment?  Island Sailing are offering a unique opportunity to benefit from up to 100% funding to gain your Cruising Instructor qualification followed by a position as a Cruising Instructor/Skipper with us in Greece throughout our summer season and beyond.

About Us

Island Sailing is one of the fastest growing British sailing companies operating in Greece. With a passion for sailing and a love for the Greek islands Island Sailing is a British fully accredited RYA Training Centre offering a comprehensive range of practical RYA sailing courses from our Ionian base on Lefkas, Greece as well as online RYA theory courses.

We also offer the best selection of modern cruising yachts in the Ionian islands, the ArgoSaronic Gulf and the Cyclades islands from 31 – 55 feet for bareboat, skippered charter and flotilla sailing.  We offer some of the best sailing conditions in the Mediterranean on fantastic yachts for a great mix of clients.

Island Sailing is committed to encouraging and supporting the development of our teams’ careers within the yachting industry.

About the Role

After successful completion of the Cruising Instructor course you will work as a Cruising Instructor/Skipper as part of a dedicated team to offer RYA sailing courses and skippered charters.  In this fulfilling role you will be responsible for providing professional instruction from Start Yachting to Day Skipper and skippering charters on modern sailing yachts from 32-55 feet ensuring a safe and enjoyable sailing environment and the highest level of customer service. All RYA sailing courses run from our base at Lefkas marina and skippered charters are from Lefkas marina, Ionian islands and Alimos marina, Athens in the Aegean. Working as part of an enthusiastic team you will also offer support at base when not training or on charter. Our season starts in May and ends in October.

About You


  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence
  • Commercial Endorsement
  • VHF (restricted) operators licence
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Basic Sea Survival
  • ENG 1 or ML5.
  • Knowledge of health & safety legislation
  • Ability to work as a reliable and flexible member of the team
  • Highly motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Sociable and positive personality
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Fluent English

Package Includes:

  • 100% funding of Cruising Instructor course + CI/Skipper position in Greece upon qualification
  • £750-£800 per month
  • Accommodation onboard / ashore
  • Return flights from the UK / Europe
  • Corporate clothing
  • Training and support

Working hours vary and you must be flexible to cover operational requirements. This role involves working flexible work patterns and will require working weekends and/or evenings from bases at Lefkas and Athens on a rotational basis. Applicants should hold an EU passport.

For more information, please contact us by emailing

Apply Now: Please email your CV including a recent photograph and a covering letter to