Summer Camp Sail Instructor

The Peninsula Yacht Club
18501 Harbor Light Blvd Cornelius
Cornelius, NC 28031
United States

Job Start Date
Experience Required
From $8.00 To $10.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
. Essential Function: The focus of our program is teaching kids to sail. The role of the sailing instructor is to teach his or her portion of sailing courses, and to contribute actively to the team and improvement of the Junior Sailing Program and Sail Camp. Our instructors work independently under direction of the head instructor, have a great time, and shape the program and our sailors.

C. Duties and Responsibilities
1. Offer a ready- made framework for starting or maintaining competitive sailing teams.
2. Teach sailors drills and engage in tactical discussions about rule scenarios to prepare them for interscholastic competition.
3. Provide a positive environment in which all students will learn the importance of teamwork, respect, responsibility, leadership, commitment and sportsmanship.
4. Teach younger students basics of small boat sailing, boat handling, rules of the road and good sportsmanship as they prepare to engage in racing.
5. Utilize the fleet & facility
o Fleet consists of the following
 4 9-foot single-handed O’pen Bic dinghies
 6 8-foot single-handed Optimist dinghies
 6 13-foot double-handed 420 dinghies
 3 14-foot Melges 14 single or double- handed dinghies
 2 powerboats for coaching purposes, 15 foot Boston Whaler & 17-foot Carolina Skiff
o Facility includes
 Dock space to house dinghies
 Ample classroom space inside and out for teaching and debriefing
 Office space for program development and regular administrative functions
 Shed/garage for sail, spar and boat storage
 Amble sailing area within the cove where PYC is located and beyond where wind tends to be stronger
6. Maintains cleanliness of all sailing areas
7. Preparing for and conducting after school practice and giving constructive feedback to sailors during practice
8. Weekly lesson plans will be developed and conducted with adjustments made for weather variables, students’ progress, and unforeseen problems
9. Lesson plans must be catered to sailors’ abilities and age range
10. Asses daily risk factors and plan accordingly before students launch boats
11. All incidents must be documented and turned into the Activities Director
12. Student injuries require parental alert and immediate attention
13. Regular upkeep of the fleet and logging all boat issues
14. Have camp help with regular safe maintenance fixes and inspections of the fleet
15. High level needs (such as fiberglassing) require outside support, but all running rigging and part replacement can be handled by the coach
16. Maintenance parts requests must run through the Activities Director
17. Help grow the initiatives of the program
18. Private lessons are available
19. The sailing instructor must recognize that his or her actions are observed and emulated by the staff, club members and students, and as such one should act as a positive role model at all times.
20. Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on changes in weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.
21. Instructors are expected to prepare lesson plans and teach effectively, compassionately and enthusiastically; work together in a fun, supportive environment; address needs of the different levels and differentiate instruction of our sailors; and work with novice and intermediate sailors.

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
• 1 + years’ experience as a sailing experience
• US Sailing Level 1 Certification preferred
• NASBLA Boat Safety Certification or beyond (State Requirement)
• Current CPR/First Aid
• Lifeguard Certification
• Experience teaching or leading children
• Experience and Enjoys working with Youth
F. Reports To: Activities Director

G. Supervises: No supervisory duties are included in this position.

If you are interested, please contact PYC Activities Director, Jennifer Milwee at

Employer Contact Information
The Peninsula Yacht Club
Jennifer Milwee
18501 Harbor Light Blvd Cornelius
Cornelius NC 28031
United States

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