Jobs for dinghy sailors
Qualified dinghy sailing instructors have job opportunities all over the world.
You spend every day on the water and have plenty of opportunity to improve your own sailing and racing skills.
Getting your first job
After training with Flying Fish as a dinghy instructor we suggest you spend a season working in the Mediterranean.
Summer season jobs
Major employers need sailing instructors throughout the Mediterranean season.
The first group starts work in April, then more are needed for peak season in July and August. In September and October more vacancies arise as some staff leave early to return to university.
You can apply for work and expect to be hired, no matter when you qualify with Flying Fish.
Before you join Flying Fish, start working on your CV (resume). Include the certificates you expect to get on your course.
Apply for instructor vacancies advertised here - and start networking as soon as you begin training. There can be more jobs going than applicants for them. We expect you to get hired!
As soon as you have paid your deposit for a Flying Fish instructor course, you are entitled to access our advice on creating an effective CV.
What's the pay?
Your first job will not be highly paid. You can expect a weekly wage of £100 or $160 in your first European instructor job.
But - your living costs are extremely low, your employer usually pays for your housing and meals are often supplied, too.
If you start work in Australia you will start on $20 an hour.
As you become more experienced and better qualified your pay will increase. A Senior Instructor at an established UK sailing school can expect a salary of £18,000-£22,000.
Today's job vacancies
Find today's job ads for dinghy instructors
Next steps in your career
The Mediterranean season runs until October or November. Now it's time to look for winter work in the Caribbean or Middle East - or maybe go down to Australia for that endless summer.
There are sailing schools, clubs and training centres in great locations worldwide. Look for today's job opportunities in our Jobs and recruitment section.
Top tips for a newly qualified instructor
- To view full details of instructor job vacancies on this site you must be a Flying Fish vocational student or graduate. You are eligible as soon as you have paid a deposit for a professional level course.
- Approach employers no later than January for Mediterranean jobs starting in April.
- If you don't have the right to work in Europe as an instructor, explore the options in Turkey, which is outside the EU.
- Think about upgrading your instructor qualifications in time for your second season.
Search today's job vacancies for instructors.