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  • Yachtmaster Traineeship January-June
    January 7, 2019 - June 30, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What is the Performance Yachtmaster Traineeship?

Our Yachtmaster Traineeship programme is an intensive and exciting six months of sailing and yacht racing which will provide you with qualifications, fun, an un-paralleled amount of sailing and yacht racing with hands on work experience which will equip you for a career in yacht racing. A great option to gain training during a gap year.

Join us to Train, Race and Achieve your best:

  • Gain RYA qualifications up to Yachtmaster
  • Be actively involved in a leading yacht race charter business
  • Take part in top-level yacht racing
  • Get hands on maintenance experience
  • Enjoy the experience of a lifetime
  • Take part in offshore RORC racing
  • Take part in at least three internationally renowned Caribbean sailing regattas.

A focus on commercial yacht racing

Performance Yacht Racing’s Yachtmaster Traineeship is focused on yacht racing. You will get experience of operating a race charter vessel, MCA coding requirements, ISAF regulations, yacht prep for racing, splicing, rope work, engine checks, sail care and repair and will get an insider look at the race yacht charter industry. You will be working with real clients, on yachts that are high standard performance race charter vessels with skippers that have a wealth of experience in this area.

Log the experience that employers are looking for whilst learning on the job

The program

The program starts in January in the Caribbean and is a full time commitment. You will be living onboard one of our fleet of yachts for most of the time and gaining experience working within our organisation. You will be racing our yachts and taking part in a minimum of three regattas, such as Antigua Sailing Week, the Heineken regatta and Les Voiles de St Barths. You may also be part of the shore side support team for events where a yacht has been chartered which involves corporate hospitality and event organisation.


Part One – Starts in January and you will complete a month of RYA Training featuring the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course and several tickets required for the Yachtmaster exam including Sea Survival, First Aid and VHF DSC. The Caribbean Racing season kicks off in February and you will experience hands on yacht preparation and maintenance getting the yachts ready for the busy regatta season ahead. Then its into the action as we take part in the RORC 600 offshore, the Heineken Regatta and other fantastic Caribbean race events culminating in Antigua Sailing Week.

Part Two – Takes place back in the UK in June with a two week Yachtmaster prep course followed by the RYA Yachtmaster exam.

Travel and accommodation – During the programme you will live onboard one of our vessels. Whilst in the Caribbean we include a few weeks ashore in a villa in the Antiguan resort of Jolly Harbour. At the end of Antigua Sailing Week you will need to arrange a return flight from Antigua to the UK ready for the second part of the programme.

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