420 Race Coach/Senior Instructor

Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association
44 KYC Lane
Blue Hill, ME 04614
United States

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Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club’s education affiliate KSEA is looking to hire a “420 Race Coach/Senior Instructor” for the 2019 summer season.

Established in 1920, Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club is located in the beautiful town of Blue Hill, Maine less than an hour’s drive from Acadia National Park. Web site: www.kycbluehill.com

The main focus of the club has always been “Sailing” both racing and teaching. The sailing program offers a well-established junior program, summer sailing camps and adult learn-to-sail programs. The first paid sailing instructor was hired in 1946. The growth and success of the Junior Program in the late 1990's led the KYC Council to discuss and finally (in 2003) establish a separate and somewhat independent corporation to run our sailing school. It is called the Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association to create the catchy acronym, KSEA, by which it is generally known. This past summer some 250 students participated in the various classes. The Program fleet consists of 20 Optimists and 12 420s, 1 Bulls Eye (a second one may be on the way), and 6 Coach Boats.


The “420 Race Coach/Senior Instructor” is expected to execute the 420- teaching program and is responsible for the safe, smooth, and organized daily operation of the 420-race team, including all on the water activities. He/she will report to and work closely with the Club Program Director and the Head Sailing Instructor, coordinate parent volunteer and all instructors throughout the summer. This is a full-time seasonal position, beginning 6/17 and ending 8/23.

Working hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour lunch break in between the morning and afternoon sessions. The Race Coach may be required to attend offsite regattas on the weekends as well as junior sailing social events during the week. You will be paid a per diem of forty dollars ($40.00) per day for off site travel to regattas. Per diem requests will be submitted to the Program Director the week following the regatta.

Job Requirements
Responsibilities include:
• Ensuring equipment is prepped for classes each morning, and that all 420 equipment and coach boats are stored properly at the end of each day
• Teaching the morning and afternoon 420 classes and race team
• Coordinate all race team regatta logistics with the Program Director and travels with the teams
• Assist with hauling and launching of equipment at the beginning and end of the season; tracking maintenance of the fleets in season
• Upholding program safety policies and high staff expectations
Employer Contact Information
Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association
Wim Steenbakkers
44 KYC Lane
Blue Hill ME 04614
United States

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