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Chief Mate - South East Asia

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

This sailing opportunity expired on 31/03/2020. You may want to take a look at our current sailing opportunities instead.


Boat type

88' + 112' Schooners

Financial arrangements

Paid position


End of February

Travel expenses

Paid by yacht owner


Gulf of Thailand

Date posted



Bali, Indonesia

Expiry date


Qualification level required (or equivalent)

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean




We are currently inviting applications for the post of Chief Mate aboard S/Y Vela (112ft) sailing in South East Asia. This is a unique opportunity to assist in completing the build and systems installation prior to launch and sea-trials in March. Vela will sail her maiden voyage, with students this summer on an 80-day Itinerary from Thailand to Bali before transiting the Indian Ocean, to Cape Town in September.

Applicants should hold enough prior experience to feel comfortable potentially stepping up into a paid Rotational Skipper's role within 5 months.

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-modeling for the students and procurement of supplies and provisioning.