Summer Sailing Instructor

Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
1601 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
United States

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Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
A position which requires professional youth sailing instruction and coaching in a regatta setting.

Report to Junior Sailing Director

Commensurate with experience

Seasonal; full-time during Summer Program (June 24th through August 3rd). The Summer Program is an intensive six-week, five-day program with additional weekend regattas. Candidates must be flexible with regard to work days/hours. Time off is only permitted in extenuating circumstances.

Optional CPR/First Aid renewal course offered at BCYC Thursday June 20th for $35.

** All instructors must attend the mandatory Instructor Orientation on Friday June 21st and Junior Awards Night on August 3rd.**

• Instruct a class of youth sailors with ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced (ages 5-17) in a variety of boats including Naples Sabots, CFJs, Lasers, and/or C420s.
• Assist sailors in setting goals with a focus on progress, improvement, and a winning tradition.
• Encourage participation and motivate sailors to a high level of commitment at practices and regattas.
• Develop daily lesson plans making full and constructive use of scheduled program times, combining classroom and on-the-water lessons or activities.
• Travel locally and regionally to regattas accompanied by parents, sailors, and/or other coaches (often on weekends).
• Physically assist sailors in launching, rigging and storing boats.
• Facilitate minor repairs and daily maintenance as needed.
• Perform seamanship tasks to include keeping boats, equipment, and storage facility clean and organized.
• Evaluate and document progress/improvement in sailing skills of class students.
• Maintain ongoing communication with students, parents, staff and supervisor, demonstrating a sense of maturity and responsibility for the program.
• Act as an appropriate role model and encourage the highest levels of sportsmanlike behavior.
• Take responsibility for ensuring a safe, organized, and educational environment.
Job Requirements
• At least 1-2 years prior coaching experience with youth sailors including classroom chalk-talks, on-the-water practices, and regatta coaching.
• Past participation in youth, high school, and/or collegiate programs with a competitive focus.
• Technical experience with Naples Sabot (or other single-handed dinghy) and CFJ (or other double-handed dinghy).
• Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team, foster strong working relationships, and support the efforts of fellow instructors.
• Must be responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic with good judgment and class leadership skills.
• US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor or equivalent certification required
• Current CPR/First Aid certification required
Employer Contact Information
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
Cameron MacLaren
1601 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar CA 92625
United States
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Cameron MacLaren
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club is located in Corona del Mar, California situated on the east end of Newport Harbor. With around 400 members, we are a mid-size club with a full service restaurant, marina, boatyard, indoor dry storage for dingies, swimming pool and more. Our goal is to instill a lifelong appreciation for sailing by creating an environment that promotes sportsmanship, safety, and success. BCYC offers a premier Junior Sailing Program with benefits that won’t be found anywhere else in Newport Beach. We offer regular programming during three of four seasons with beginner to advanced sailing instruction, travel race program, and swim lessons. Please contact the Junior Sailing Director for more information.

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