Become a sailing instructor
Would you like a career in sailing? Become a sailing instructor in ANA!
To all those who wish to engage in professional sailing, ANA can provide an opportunity to become a sailing instructor.
Teaching to sail is a fulfilling career and a great way to do what sailors love the most. To spend a lot of time at the sea. And at the same time get paid for it!
The path to this goal is not to be taken lightly. But is not unattainable, as evidenced by the fact that all our instructors went through it and are willing to share their experience with new candidates.
The training program for sailing instructors happens in several stages.
What is needed to become a sailing instructor?
To become an instructor, it is necessary to pass at least:
It is recommended to sail further and gain additional experience in, or outside of our school. From the beginning, it is possible to apply for work in ANA for jobs on the mainland as a volunteer. That includes carrying out administrative tasks, maintenance of boats, direct relationship with the participants, etc. At the same time, each candidate will be given opportunities to sail in order to upgrade their sailing skills.
When the candidate is ready to move on, he can attend the instructor course, which is held every spring in Jezera.
After a successful period of training the candidate can achieve the position of an independent sailing instructor. It could be different for each candidate, and is based on mutual interests.
If you want a career as a sailing instructor, please contact us. If work in our school sounds attractive, please, let us know. If you want to improve your skills while being involved in various tasks, please contact us. We’ll try to find the most appropriate model of cooperation.
Brendan’s story ?
“I was a volunteer at ANA sail where I was working with the instructors to run different levels of sailing courses. I predominantly helped on the beginners course, but also worked with the students from the advanced course. Along with helping with the administration of the course and helping the students where needed, I also cleaned the boats at the end of the weeks’ courses, ready for the new students.
The station at Jezera is really amazing. There are no normal tourists there, only people who have come by boat or whom are there to attend a sailing course. So the atmosphere in Jezera is very laid back and relaxing, but at the same time, full of like minded people. I found it to be a very authentic Croatian town with typical Dalmatian food, culture, people and parties if you feel like it. The work environment is very easy going and all the instructors are more than happy to help out with anything required. The instructors are all flexible and accommodating and some of the nicest people I have ever met. The station boss, Zivko, is a great guy, with a immense amount of sailing knowledge. He is always up for a chat to tell you of his sailing adventures.
The beginners course is set out quite systematically whereby some theory is taught each morning, followed by a practical lesson on the water relating to the theory learnt. The beginners course covers everything you need to join a crew to start sailing on a regular basis, to build your experience and further your sailing career. There is also an optional extra to attend a navigational course and exam, should you wish to pursue a license. The advanced courses are more in depth including topics such as night navigation and chart reading.
I had a great time with the team at ANA Sail and look forward to pursuing my sailing in Australia and hopefully attend a course back in Jezera some day.”