Full Time/ Year Round RWB COACH
Coral Reef Yacht Club
2484 S. Bayshore Dr
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
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The Coral Reef Yacht Club is looking to hire a full time, year round RWB Opti Fleet Coach to join a compliment of tenured coaches. CRYC’s Sailing Program is recognized as one of the top and most active programs in the country where sailors of all ages and abilities come to learn and grow as young sailors.
Our extensive fleet of boats includes 22 - 420s, 50 Optimists, 20 Prams, along with 10 boats for coaching. We have a large summer program, as well as an ever-growing 420 and Advanced Opti programs that run through the fall and spring. During the summer months, we take various teams for the juniors’ regatta circuit, and work to organize and promote our programs and maintain our assets. The program supports a large amount of travel for our youth sailors and coaches.
REPORTING and RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Reports directly to the Clubs Waterfront Director and the Head Opti Coach. This position calls for a versatile team player who can teach at all levels, especially with our continually improving race fleet.
•Teach team and individual sailing skills; develop the potential, drive, and confidence and energy in the club and local community level. Provide sailors with an “on water” experience appropriate to their level of experience, age, and weather conditions.
•Create and maintain a developmental competitive race environment with a fun team spirit.
•Manage risks and be aware of safety issues related to sailing and racing. Design and operate an effective safety program at sea, and on land, taking responsibility for maintaining instructor/student safety ratios.
•Ensure that compliance with the regulations governed by the following is met: CRYC Policies, Standards and Guidelines, CRYC Policies and Operational Procedures, governmental and affiliated organization regulations and standards.
•Develop and perform a teaching program of sailing for all levels of experience consistent with the existing sailing program. Consult with sailing crew on materials and methods of instruction to ensure consistency in off-water skills seminars.
•Outline and enforce water and sailing measures for every person aboard ship, including crew consistent with CRYC policy
•Partner with other staff to provide leadership and guidance to sailors to enable full participation of club teams in regattas and other events.
•Drive new participation in RWB Teams.
•Drive equipment trailers to regattas in conjunction with other coaches as needed.
College Sailing / Team race experience preferred.
• Certified as US Sailing Instructor Level 1 or above throughout tenure.
• Ability to operate a full range of small sailboats and motorboats safely, experience with boat transportation (trailers).
• Ability to analyze situations with regard to safety and operations and make decisions quickly.
• Ability to make decisions under pressure and difficult conditions, to protect the safety of sailors.
• Valid driver’s license, extensive driving experience and good driving record.
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