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Chief Mate - South Pacific

Photo of S/Y Argo, S/Y Vela, S/Y Ocean Star

This sailing opportunity expired on 10/05/2019. You may want to take a look at our current sailing opportunities instead.


Boat type

88' + 112' Schooners

Financial arrangements

Paid position


End of May Onwards

Travel expenses

Paid by yacht owner


Tahiti, French Polynesia

Date posted



Cairns, Australia

Expiry date


Qualification level required (or equivalent)

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean




We are currently inviting applications for the post of Chief Mate aboard S/Y Argo (112ft) sailing in the South Pacific. Responsibilities include on‐site support and supervision of all operational aspects of our Programs as they relate to vessel movements, technical support and vessel maintenance. Other specific duties include, but are not limited to supervision, general welfare and safety of the students aboard, appropriate role‐modelling for the students and procurement of supplies and provisioning.
This is only part of the position as other duties include playing an active role in every aspect of life afloat. This will include mentoring the students, participation in scientific and scuba activities, cooking and cleaning. Other duties will include organizing and supervising shore side excursions.