420 Development Team Coach

Portland Yacht Club
40 Old Powerhouse Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105
United States

Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description
Portland Yacht Club, Falmouth, Maine, seeks motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic 420 Development Coach for summer 2024 and beyond.
We are working hard to create a next-level program, along with a first-rate basic sail training program and have plans to support it going forward.
This is a unique opportunity to help really grow a program/team. The Club has made an important commitment and investment in this program, with more news to come, and we could not be more excited to share our plans with outstanding candidates! Our program has a full fleet of Optimists, club 420's and we now have 2 i420 for training and potential campaigning. We also plan to offer some introduction to foiling lessons, likely with the Waszp.
Adding to our fleet of 30 Optis, 2 Colgate 26's 15 420's, 2 i420's, and 8 Prams, we just purchased 6 NEW Simmons c420's, 20 NEW McLaughlin Optmists, and 2 Ribcraft RIBS!!
This is a summer position and the 420 Development Coach will work with sailors new to double-handed sailing. The goal for this class is to learn the basics of doublehanded sailing, introduce trapeze/spinnakers, and prepare for the 420 Race Team.
Portland Yacht Club is a short drive from dynamic downtown Portland and has numerous after-work racing opportunities in Etchells, J24's and PHRF and dinghies. Maine is an incredible place to be in the summer. The Club's facilities provide outstanding water access for Optimist sailing.
We also support foiling and have waszp/moth interest here, and we'd love to see and support our coaches pursue their sailing goals in dinghy sailing. We will be hosting a WASZP clinic this summer!
Classes are structured in 4 separate two-week sessions. PYC’s well-designed curriculum guides coaches while offering opportunity for innovations in instruction. Competitive salaries are offered and based on experience.
We are opening interviews right now and look forward to meeting coaches who share our energy and passion; please don't hesitate to contact us to ask about this program, our goals, and what we have to offer.
Questions? email junior.director@pycme.net

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