Opti and 420 Head Coaches

West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $12.00 To $18.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
BHYC Race coaches will be responsible for working with other program staff to manage day to day practice sessions on the water, catering their plans to the current skills of their racers. Our 420 coach will typically work alone, while the Opti Coach will work alongside a Opti Green coach. In addition to the daily on the water coaching, they will travel with the team to regattas (largely within Maine) and work with the director to organize and communicate logistics for all events with parents and sailors. In addition to their coaching responsibilities, BHYC coaches are expected to possess the needed skills, attitudes, and desires to both work with younger beginner and intermediate Opti sailors and perform basic equipment maintenance. BHYC coaches are expected to foster an environment of growth for sailors and junior staff alike. We will be hosting a Junior Race week to include the Maine State Opti and 420 Championships as well as various big boat regattas throughout the season.

The Summer Program runs from 6/24/19 - 8/23/19 with set up, training and orientation the week of 6/17/19. Instructors are generally scheduled from 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday, although we are willing to discuss other arrangements including part time, or part season employment to compliment your racing schedule or other plans. In addition to a variety of opportunities to sail, overtime is available to help run races on evenings and weekends as well.

Staff housing is available across the street from the Junior Program Facility, and staff is granted use of program equipment during the season.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) is located in mid-coast Maine and has been celebrating sailing for nearly 125 years. The BHYC Junior Program has a long history of of teaching juniors sailing and tennis, operating in its current location since 1955. The Junior program was able to open a brand new facility to house its operations this past summer and maintains a fleet of 12 Zim 420’s, 36 Optis, 9 Tech Dinghies and 6 Coach Boats. In addition to our dinghies, we share use of 3 J-22’s and a BHOD ( a 21 foot club class day sailor) with Adult Sailing. We offer classes for sailors from 6 - 18 at all levels from beginner to advanced racer, focusing on both racing and recreational sailing and seamanship for members and non members alike.

Job Requirements
Race coaches must be at least US Sailing level 1 certified, with strong preference given to those who possess a current US sailing Level 2 Head Instructor or level 3 coaching and/or head instructor certification. Strong interpersonal and communications skills are needed. The ideal candidates will also have a current driver’s license and must posses the maturity and strength of character to represent BHYC in a positive manner at all times at home or traveling. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a successful racing resume at the collegiate level (or equivalent) as well as coaching resume showing growth of sailors under their charge. Race coaches will be expected to regularly evaluate and communicate the growth of their sailors to parents, sailors, and the director.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and application to Junior Sailing Director Chris Liberti.
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