SFYC Head Coach

The San Francisco Yacht Club
98 Beach Road
Belvedere, CA 94920
United States

Job Start Date
Experience Required
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Essential Functions:
• Coach all 420 Team practices and regattas.
• Coach all J22/Match Race Team practices and regattas.
• Coach all High School practices and regattas, with assistant coach as needed.
• Partner with other staff to provide leadership and guidance to sailors to enable full participation of club teams in regattas and other events.
• Develop constructive changes to the program to promote the SFYC sailing program.
• Drive new participation in Race Teams.
• Assist Director of Sailing to develop adult team racing program. Coach this group when not overlapped with Youth events.
• Develop and lead training of other coaches and summer instructors.
• Communicate with sailors and parents on all aspects of their regattas and practices.
• Drive equipment trailers to Northern California regattas in conjunction with other coaches as needed.
• Long distance driving to Southern California only as needed when scheduled parents are unavailable.
• Identify and assist Youth Director with all Club-owned boat maintenance. Keep facility clean and safe with all staff.

Required Skills
• Ability to coach at all levels.
• Self-starter with ideas and projects.
• Ability to operate a full range of small sailboats and motorboats safely.
• Boat maintenance knowhow for dinghy and motorboat repair and rigging, including fiberglass.
• Computer skills sufficient to communicate with sailors and their parents, and create documents when required.
• Must be able to organize multiple events at once and plan events far in the future.
• Must be able to analyze situations with regard to safety and operations and make decisions quickly and effectively.
• Trailer driving experience.
• A demeanor and ability to stand up, respectfully, to parents and members who are very critical.
• Sound judgment and the ability to make decisions under pressure and difficult conditions, to protect the safety of sailors and equipment.
• Knowledge of water safety: certified as US Sailing Instructor Level 1 or above throughout tenure in this position. US Sailing Level 3 preferred.

Job Requirements
Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• College Sailing team experience preferred.
• Olympic Class or Olympic Development racing experience preferred.
• Extensive knowledge and experience with boat transportation (trailers).
• Valid driver’s license, extensive driving experience and good driving record.

Employer Contact Information
The San Francisco Yacht Club
Forrest Gay

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