Optimist Race Coach and Senior Instructor: Sachems Head YC in Guilford CT
Sachems Head Yacht Club
55 Chimney Corner Circle
Guilford, CT 06437
Security Clearance Required
Seeking Opti Race Coach, Assistant 420 Coach, and Senior Instructor for Summer 2019.
Sachem's Head Yacht Club is located on the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound, in Guilford, Connecticut. Sachem’s Head’s Junior Sailing Program is a successful sailing program with 75 sailors from ages 6 to 16. The program’s strengths are in fostering a love of sailing and respect for the water; teaching sailing, seamanship, and basic racing; and inspiring kids through fun, learning, confidence, and growth. We offer racing options and recreational sailing options for all sages.
Our classes include sea-squirts, beginner sailing, adventure sailing, intermediate sailing, and Opti and 420 racing. Our fleets include 30 Optis (privately owned), 6 OpenBICs, 4 Club-420s, 4 RS FEVAS, paddleboards, and a strong adult racing fleet of Lasers and Sonars. Our Junior Sailing team is comprised of six paid instructors/coaches and five club-member, volunteer “junior instructors”. STEM/REACH modules are integrated into all of our classes. Our safety coaching motorboat fleet includes two new RIBs, 13’ Whalers, and more.
Our program runs for 8 weeks, from late-June to mid-August. We offer housing on site in our club house for up to 4 instructors each summer. Pay is competitive and based on experience and years of instruction.
Review our program newsletters here: http://www.shyc.club/jr-sailing-newsletters/
US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Instructor Level 1, CPR and First Aid
Prior experience coaching
Passionate about sailing, teaching and working with kids
Able to lead fun, dynamic classes on the water and in the classroom
Able to think of creative and fun approaches to teaching and learning, that inspire learning and growth. A positive role model with strong leadership skills and communication
Able to collaborating with students, parents and fellow instructors in a professional
Able to provide insightful and constructive feedback and instruction
Committed to teaching sportsmanship and safety
Responsible, reliable and self-motivated
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