Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-04-2011, 15:02   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
What do I need?

Hi all (first post!),

I'm really interested in attempting to get a job skippering flotilla sailing holidays but need some advise on what requirements companies usually want. I'm looking at companies such as sunsail, sailingholidays etc.
Would a Day Skipper Qualification be sufficiant?
I was told that's the minimum requirement but I've also seen that a yacht master qualification is needed.

I'm guessing a certain amount of sailing experience would also be needed on top of this?

At the moment, all I have is some dingy sailing & abit of yacht sailing experience.

Thanks

John
__________________

__________________
jonnyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 08:32   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Re: What do I need?

Basically what I'm asking is, do you think that a rya day skipper qualification would be enough to work as lead crew skipper for a flotilla sailing holiday setup?
Or would I need something more like yachtmaster or is a qualification irrelivent and it's all down to experience?
__________________

__________________
jonnyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 08:37   #3
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 20,226
Images: 2
pirate Re: What do I need?

In short no.... they usually want a YM ticket for that... but it will get you in on the bottom rung and you can work your way up from there...
Who knows... if your good and they like you they may even sponser your YM ticket... stranger things have happened..
Recommend a quick course in diesels... always need a grease monkey... semi skilled is often enough..
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 08:40   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,758
Images: 32
Re: What do I need?

Welcome aboard. Good luck
__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 08:44   #5
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 20,226
Images: 2
pirate Re: What do I need?

Excuse the bad manners....
Greetings and Welcome to CF....
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 08:56   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Re: What do I need?

Quote:
Recommend a quick course in diesels... always need a grease monkey... semi skilled is often enough..
That's something I could deffinately look into, and courses for diesel engines are alot cheaper. Any recommendations on what I would I need for that as minimum then?
Coming in at the bottom and working my way up would suit me

Thanks for the welcome guys!

John
__________________
jonnyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 09:02   #7
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Re: What do I need?

my experience of this is that you will not usually simply walk into the job as flotilla skipper. Maybe a stint as mechanic or "host" initially. The key is to get into the industry one way or another, once inside then you can aim at these opportunities.

Dave
__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 09:19   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Re: What do I need?

Cheers Dave, I'm starting to get a picture I now (I think).
__________________

__________________
jonnyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.