Hostess Academy


Hostess Academy

SailWeek Hostess Academy offers a one-week training course for you to learn all you need to know about hosting on yachts. The course will fully prepare you for working and living on a yacht for a season. During the course, you will learn all the tips and tricks needed for cooking and hosting onboard a sailing yacht. You will also learn how to show your guests the best week ever.
● Minimum 4 weeks of work for SailWeek
● All living expenses paid while working
● Earn from 400 to €900 per week + tip
● Hosting on yachts and catamarans from 40 to 64 ft length
● A job all your friends are jealous of
● Killer sun tan
Read more details about our pay scheme here.

The role of a hostess

A hostess’ role is primarily providing good vibes and keeping your guests’ bellies full. You’ll work alongside a skipper on yachts with up to 10 guests on board, helping the skipper when needed and providing the guests with amazing memories and a week they will never forget.

The hostess makes breakfast and lunch each day along with keeping the boat in clean, ship-shape. Come evening, you can join your guests for dinner on land.

Not only do you get to show off your cooking skills as a hostess, but we want you to bring your personality out on board, too. We encourage you to give your guests a holiday they’ll never forget by keeping the energy high and always promoting the fun — maybe even partaking in a cheeky cocktail at times. You will show your guests the best swimming spots, tell them your tips and generally get to enjoy yourself and their company. Sounds like a piece of cake, right?


Hostess Course

Dates & Pricing
9 – 16 April CLOSED
23 – 30 April CLOSED
7 – 14 May CLOSED
Course price for 2022: €800
Location:  Central Dalmatia (Split region)
Payment plan:  2 instalments
  • €200 (48h after getting your confirmation mail)
  • €600 (7 days before course week)
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Location:  Central Dalmatia (Split region)
  • Assumed knowledge in the kitchen
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Language skills: Fluent in English
  • Great attitude and team player
  • Minimum duration: 7 days
Course summary
  • Culinary experience
  • New recipes
  • Use of boat kitchen
  • The basics of sailing
  • Ropework
  • Assisted docking and anchoring
  • Guest management
  • Boat cleaning
  • Safety awareness
  • First aid
  • Communication skills and teamwork
  • Preparation for SailWeek
During the week we will be monitoring your behavior patterns, work ethic, attitude and people skills.

After finishing your training academy your knowledge and skills will be evaluated by one of our instructors. Extra attention will be on:
  • Food presentation - We want to see that it looks as good as it taste.
  • Food taste - That you can wow us with your flavours.
  • Kitchen time keeping - That everything can be made on time.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene - To make sure to boat is in shipshape.
  • Sailing and mooring - That you can help your skipper.
  • Safety procedures - In case of emergencies you know what to do.
  • Communication skills and teamwork - That you can cut it as part of the SailWeek team.

NOTE: To maintain objectivity, an instructor who gives evaluation of your skills and knowledge will not be the same instructor who was leading you through the programme of the academy.

The Goal/Outcome
During the week we will teach you everything that will help you become a great hostess under the individual guidance of your instructor. Our Goal is to turn you into a professional and well trained hostess. Not only with the ability to whip up delicious meals but to assist maneuver and sail a boat and on top of that also have great communication with guests and be confident in yourselves and your ability as a hostess.

After completing this course, we are confident that you will be able to:

  • Whip up a storm in the kitchen
  • Meal plan for a week
  • Prepare stunning food plates
  • Cook with new recipes
  • Have Basic boat knowledge
  • Assist docking and anchoring a sailboat
  • Have full boat hygiene knowledge
  • Handle guests and situations that arise
  • Have a lot more sea knowledge then before the course

What's Included

● 7/14 days of sailing in Croatia
● Accommodation onboard the course yacht
● Course Ingredients for cooking
● Kitchen appliances
● Professional training by our instructors
● Course materials & SailWeek hostess handbook
● Sheets, blankets and towels
● Fuel for the yacht & marina fees
● Tourist tax & end cleaning

Additional Costs

● Travel to Split, Croatia
● Transfer to the marina
● Food and beverages for the week
● One group dinner ashore mid week


● Here is a link for Frequently Asked Questions

Sail & Work

For the candidates who successfully finish SailWeek Hostess Academy we promise at least four weeks of work for SailWeek. 
During those four weeks you'll get the opportunity to show us everything you learned through the Academy.
After that, based on the demand and overall skills, you may get offered more work from SailWeek.
Hostesses operate as freelance contractors and can accept or reject any work we offer.
  • Minimum 4 weeks of work for SailWeek
  • All living expenses paid while working
  • Earn up to €900 + tip per week
  • Sailing yachts from 40 to 64ft
Please note:
  • Not all 4 working weeks are guaranteed to be in the same year. This depends on the booking situation.
  • If the skipper is not performing up to standards we reserve the right to end the working agreement.
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