ITHACA YC - HEAD INSTRUCTOR - HEAD RACING COACH

ITHACA YACHT CLUB
Ithaca Yacht Club Glenwood Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States

Industry
Coaching
Job Start Date
6/26/2017
Job End Date
8/25/2017
Application Closing Date
5/1/2017
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $6,250 To $6,750
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description
ITHACA YACHT CLUB SEEKS ENTHUSIASTIC HEAD INSTRUCTOR - HEAD RACING COACH. SUMMER 2017
Beautiful ITHACA YACHT CLUB in Ithaca (upstate New York) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced sailor to become HEAD Instructor and Head Racing Coach. We are looking for individuals who would enjoy working with an energetic friendly team of instructors.  The Instructors will encourage a group of kids to enhance boat handling skills, and introduce them to racing in a fun way.  We have a beginners and racing program (Optis and 420's), based on gorgeous Cayuga Lake, one of the most beautiful Finger Lakes in upstate NY.  We also have a number of youth Laser sailors (I am District 9 Laser Class Secretary, so I am keen to promote this also !!), one of whom graduated from our program and finished 5th in the Laser Olympic Trials!  Seven years ago, we were blessed with having the Captain of Cornell Sailing (I am their Faculty Advisor). Three years ago we had the "two Robbies" from Ireland who had a huge effect on the racing teams, and they worked with us to thoroughly upgrade the program and bring in a fleet of 420's (we now have 8) , and to build up the Opti fleet to around 12 boats.   Last year, Laura Gilmore, sister of one of the Robbies, joined us, along with Hugo from the Cambridge UK team, and Irish sailor Rob Slator. The Opti sailors, and the 420 sailors, will have the opportunity to travel regularly to local "Interclub" regattas, for example Rochester YC, Willowbank YC, Youngstown YC, and others, including Junior Olympics regattas, which is always tremendous fun!  Locally, we performed very well last year, and the parents and kids loved it.  However, we want to build on this during 2017.  We will have around 25-30 sailors, with a group of 4 Instructors in total.  This is a 9-week program from 26 June - 25 August (if there is a problem with being available at the tail end of this period, of course we understand that, and we can arrange for an 8-week period, for example).  Salary will be somewhat dependent upon experience (please contact me), but will be excellent for the summer period, as we have arranged for the past 12 years. Please contact me at your earliest - CHARLES WILLIAMSON (cw26@cornell.edu MOBILE - 607-227-6176)
Job Requirements
US Sailing Level 1 Certified (or equivalent). Experience in instructing and in racing small boats. Resume (General full resume, with sailing and teaching experience, racing experience, included).
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ITHACA YACHT CLUB
Charles Williamson
Glenwood road
Ithaca NY 14850
United States

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