Sailing Director - Stamford Yacht Club

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford, CT 06902
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
The Stamford Yacht Club (SYC) was founded in 1890 and supports a long and exciting tradition of sailing and racing on Long Island Sound that includes the annual Vineyard Race, the Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race and other competitions. We are located on the water in Stamford, CT and are seeking an experienced, sailing professional who is passionate about sailing to serve as our Sailing Director. The Sailing Director will oversee all adult and junior sailing activities and report to the club General Manager. He or she will manage a team of summer sailing instructors and interface with our club members and their families, the marine staff, Fleet Captain and various sailing related committees.

The Sailing Director will provide leadership in developing, promoting and delivering educational offerings (for a range of skill levels and age groups) as well as organizing racing events and programs to boost sailing participation on Long Island Sound. To these tasks the ideal Sailing Director will bring energy, sailing experience and management, communication, teaching and financial planning skills. Detailed responsibilities include curriculum development, instruction, sailing staff management, race coordination, working with the marine staff on fleet maintenance and instilling a culture of safety, respect for the water, training, open communications and fun. To support these efforts, our sailing fleet includes Ideal 18s, 420’s, RS Fevas, Lasers, Optis, Hobies and various support craft.

Compensation is competitive and is based on experience, certifications, and prior work history and includes benefits and the potential for bonuses. Questions should be directed to Matt Sandoval at Please email your resume and cover letter to
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree
Five years of sailing instruction
US Sailing Level 2 or international equivalent certification
US Safe Powerboat Handling certification
CT Safe Boating License certification
First Aid and CPR certifications

Employer Contact Information
Stamford Yacht Club
Erica Tanon - General Manager
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford CT 06902
United States

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