420 & Opti Race Coaches

Harraseeket Yacht Club
Dixon Road
Freeport, ME 04035
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
The Harraseeket Yacht Club is looking for enthusiastic and experienced 420 and Opti Race Coaches to join us for the 2019 season! HYC is a 250 member volunteer organization located on the Harraseeket River near the head of Casco Bay in Maine. The club's primary purpose is to encourage and promote the sport of boating and the science of seamanship and navigation, particularly through programs of instruction for young people.

The HYC offers one of the premier junior sailing programs on Maine coast, supporting fleets of 420’s and Opti’s.  The program is 8 weeks long from June 25th through August 17th.  All coaches and staff must be available the week prior to program for training and preparation (June 18th) and assist with the close-up (August 21st). The 420 and Optimist race team coaches are full-time positions during program and report to the Sailing Director.
Job Requirements
Job responsibilities include: coaching the team on a daily basis, communicating with the Sailing Director, host clubs and parents to organize travel, traveling with and chaperoning the teams to local and regional regattas, helping students to progress in the 420 and Optimist, and working with the Sailing Director to build the 420 and Opti race programs and ensure their success. We are looking for candidates who can challenge our race teams and program. The coaches must be able to evaluate sailors and design daily lesson plans to help sailors reach their potential. The coaches will be responsible for overseeing the logistical elements of the team and need the ability to work well with the sailors and parents to make the program run smoothly.

- Applicants should have or plan attain level 2 certification
- Applicants should be over 21 in summer 2019
- Applicants should submit a sailing resume outlining their racing and coaching experience
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