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Flotilla Staff In Greece

We are looking for a flotilla skipper and host/hostess for the 2022 summer season for a family orientated, well established flotilla in Greece.
You will be a fun loving, energetic and competent sailor with the ability to plan, coordinate and enhance our guests sailing holiday.
You will need to work in a small team to manage your own yacht and the guests' yachts, whilst arranging dinners, drinks and activities for all ages to enjoy on holiday.
You will already have:

  • Yacht sailing experience and the skipper will be a commercially endorsed yachtmaster.
  • Customer facing experience
  • A professional but enthusiastic demeanour
  • Excellent organisation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent English language skills
Being part of a flotilla lead crew can be a great start to a yachting career and you will be supported by us in your training and development.

As a flotilla skipper you will be expected to:
  • Manage the flotilla fleet ensuring yachts are safely moored each day
  • Plan and coordinate the flotilla route appropriate to the weather
  • Manage and trouble-shoot day to day repairs and faults
  • Ensure the safety of all clients and boats and maintain covid awareness
  • Deliver professional informative briefings to clients
  • Manage, maintain and clean the lead yacht
  • Assist the host in organising social aspects of the flotilla
As a flotilla host/hostess you will be expected to:

  • Assist the skipper with all aspects of running the flotilla and the lead yacht.
  • Ensure the safety of all clients and boats and maintain covid awareness
  • Deliver professional informative briefings to clients
  • Meet and greet clients and be their first point of call for advice/ local knowledge/ general problems
  • Organise dinner, activities and excursions for the guests.
If you think you have what it takes please send your CV and a covering letter to Heleninder@nautilusyachting.com

"We had a super week in Corfu. The Sun Charter staff were excellent, being both friendly and helpful. Our brand new yacht was in very good and clean condition and was quite comfortable for the four of us on board. We had great weather, warm sunshine and with good winds - the sails were out for the best part of each day. I would like to thank all at Nautilus and also Sun Charter for the hassle free booking and all the useful help and tips provided, it was our first time booking a bareboat charter but definitely not the last!"

Ionian 2016 - C.H.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.