Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club - Assistant Sailing Director

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
314 yacht Club Road Centre Island
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
United States

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Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background check
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club is seeking a motivated individual to support our Sailing Director in all activities pertaining to promoting sailing, keel and dinghy boat racing, and all junior activities. The individual must be a self starter, and be able to follow through on tasks with minimal supervision. The ideal individual for this position will also have an eagerness to learn new skills, and always be presentable and polite to club members as well as fellow staff.

Job Responsibilities:

• Be responsible for creating and implementing a maintenance plan for our fleet of 18 Sonars, insuring the fleet is ready for their intense regatta season.
• Assist with maintenance of our race committee assets, including boats & equipment, marks, etc.
• Assist with maintenance of our junior program assets, including coach boats and club-owned dinghy sailboats (Optimists, 420’s, Pixels, Open Bics).
• Provide a key supporting role to the Sailing Director at the many invitational regattas the Club hosts every year, including planning, preparation and execution.
• Serve as bosun at Club hosted Sonar regattas.
• Provide coaching to adults or juniors, from beginner to racing levels, through classes, clinics, private lessons or regattas.
• Drive trailers to/from regattas.
• Assist our winter sailing group as a safety officer when required
Job Requirements
Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
Competently handle both power and sailboats
Must feel comfortable rigging keelboats and performing regular maintenance
Must Have at least US Sailing Level 2 Certification or higher/or international equivalent
Basic First Aid and CPR
Must be able to pass a background check
Must be able to comply with the Club’s Drug and Alcohol policies
Must be able to lift 50lbs or more
Previous coaching experience is a must

The position will be full time (40hrs per week). Dates and times may vary depending on regatta schedule and workload.

Competitive compensation will be paid in accordance with the applicant’s skill level and prior experience.
If you are willing to apply, please send your resume to
Employer Contact Information
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
Tomas Ruiz de Luque
314 yacht Club Road Centre Island
Osyer Bay NY 11771
United States
The name ‘Seawanhaka’ is derived from a tribe of Indians who made their home on Centre Island. Seawanhaka was founded in September 1871 aboard William L. Swan’s sloop GLANCE anchored off Soper’s Point, Centre Island.

The mission of the Club is to encourage its members to become proficient in the personal management, control and handling of their yachts in every condition, including matters pertaining to navigation, seamanship, cruising, competitive sailing and race management.
Seawanhaka members have exerted an influence on yachting out of all proportion to their number. Single file and as teams they have paraded across the deck of yachting history- studying wind and weather patterns, tides and currents, designs of sails and forms of hull, innovative uses of chemicals and natural elements, geodetic surveys and the course of the heavens. In addition, our members have developed the current racing rules, promoted yachting unions on the national level, continue to devise scientific handicapping systems, engineer rigging and weight saving schemes, invented the so-called Olympic course, supplied the nation with gold, silver and bronze medalists in the Olympics, provided the first Americans to win the Scandinavian Gold Cup and the French One Ton Cup, brought home a number of national and international class championships. And the list goes on and on…
What is the reason for this? For more than a century, Seawanhaka members have held to the belief that amateur, or Corinthian, is not an excuse for inferior performance; on the contrary, they have shown a desire to compete against the very best, a willingness to experiment, to take the sport seriously, to discover enjoyment in self-sacrifice, to strive for mastery – individually as well as together, to encourage newcomers to the sport, to give prodigally of their time, and to share their discoveries as well as their winning secrets freely.

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