Sachems Head YC (CT): Seeking 420, RS FEVA & Opti Race Coaches & General Sailing Instructors (2020)

Sachems Head Yacht Club
55 Chimney Corner Circle
Guilford, CT 06437
United States

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Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
Seeking 420, RS FEVA & Opti Race Coaches & General Sailing Instructors for Summer 2020.

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 65 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 competitive racing; and inspiring kids through fun, learning, confidence, and growth. We offer racing options and recreational sailing options for all ages.

Our classes include sea-squirts, beginner sailing, intermediate sailing, rec-sailing, and Opti, RS Feva, and 420 racing. Our fleets include 25 Optis (privately owned), 6 Club-420s (plus additional privately owned c420s), 6 RS-FEVAS, 2 OpenBICs, paddleboards, and a strong adult racing fleet of Lasers and Sonars. Our Junior Sailing staff-team is comprised of 6 paid instructors/coaches and 6 club-member, volunteer “junior instructors”. STEM & REACH modules are integrated into all of our sailing classes. Our safety coaching motorboats include 2 new RIBs, 17' Whaler, and three 13’ Whalers. We also have a club owned Sonar that our sailing classes use for keelboat practice and variety.

Our program runs for 8 weeks, from late-June to mid-August. We offer free HOUSING ON-SITE for coaches (for up to 4 instructors each summer). Pay is competitive and based on experience and years of instruction.

LEARN MORE by reviewing our JR Program newsletters on our website:

We welcome resumes and inquires for coaches looking for both Race Coach Positions and/or instructors interested in teaching our beginners and recreational tweens/teens. We have multiple positions open for summer 2020.
Job Requirements
US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Instructor Level 1 or higher
CPR and First Aid certification (current)
Prior experience coaching
Passionate and excited 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
Employer Contact Information

whitney peterson

Guilford CT 06437
United States

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