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This sailing opportunity expired on 10/08/2022. You may want to take a look at our current sailing opportunities instead.


Boat type

Sail Training Vessel

Financial arrangements

Paid position


End of August - Permanent Position

Travel expenses

Paid by yacht owner


Civitavecchia, Italy

Date posted



Global Itinerary

Expiry date


Qualification level required (or equivalent)

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore




We are currently inviting applications for the post of Chief Mate aboard STV Vela (112ft) beginning in Rome for a circumnavigational voyage. 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.
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 shoreside excursions. Please visit Seamester website for more information on the vessel, programs, and voyages prior to submitting an application.