What's included? 

Everything you need to Start your Career

  • One-on-one mentoring and tuition 

  • Shore based and practical lessons to teach you how to maintain the high standards of professionalism aboard

  • Crew management training

  • Sailing and docking manoeuvres

  • Local tours and fun teambuilding activities

  • A great week of sailing around Lisbon and Cascais


What do I need to Apply?

  • Minimum age: 18 years old

  • Fluent in English

  • Valid Boat License 

  • VHF Licence

  • A great attitude

  • Sailing with Guests onboard can be physically and mentally challenging. Be prepared. 

  • Professionalism and a willingness to learn. 

  • Sailing experience: This is not a sailing course. Students are expected to already have experience aboard and should be able to handle a yacht in any weather and sea conditions. 

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Course Description and Contents

Full week of training and getting involved in the business

Technical Skills 

How to adapt your current skills to working with inexperienced clients, and learning how to manage a yacht calmly and effectively in any situation

Team Work

Working in harmony with your Crew is as important as involving your guests in activities on deck.

Yacht Care

Looking as good as new! Keeping the yacht is essential to maintain the crew’s safety as well as comfort. Keep the deck tidy and clean the outside of the yacht on a daily basis


Crew or Guests briefing at the beginning of the Tour, sailing lessons, or asking your crew for mooring assistance,  all must be done in a calm and clear way





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