Category: 420 Racing Coach
Job Start Date: 6/19/2023
Job End Date: 8/25/2023
Application Closing Date: 4/1/2023
Experience Required: Yes
Housing Provided: No
Employment Type: Summer Only
Work Schedule: Summer Only
The Orleans Yacht Club, Inc. is on Cape Cod, 39 Cove Road, Orleans, Massachusetts, 02653. The
yacht club sits on the shore of Orleans Town Cove, a beautiful location with perfect conditions for sailing
and sailing instruction. The Club operates a Junior Sailing Program serving children aged 8–18 for eight
weeks, plus one week before classes start for set-up and one week after classes end for breakdown.
The Orleans Yacht Club is looking for a 420 Racing Coach. Race Team classes are focused on
perfecting the processes involved in sailboat racing based on U.S. Sailing Rules & Regulations. The
Coach can expect to work closely with other JSP instructors, interact with parents of students, and have
limited interaction with appropriate OYC Officers when and as needed. This position reports directly to
the Vice Commodore and Camp Director.
To conduct a quality instructional 420 racing program in a friendly and fun atmosphere with the
goal of participation in local & regional regattas.
o Conduct instruction of youth sailors aged fourteen to eighteen on and off the water
Prepare/follow class lesson plans and training schedules.
Demonstrate sound judgment on safety, equipment, weather & sailing conditions.
Conduct daily instruction on- and off-of-the-water coaching, lectures, demonstration, and skill
Teach spinnaker handling, trapeze techniques, advanced boat-handling techniques, & tactics
Teach 420 racing using current U.S. Sailing Racing rules & regulations
Attend regattas to coach & assist the JSP 420 sailors
EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Work schedule and hours depend on the assigned class level you will teach.
Compensation shall be hourly and based on experience and hours worked. A Performance-Based Bonus
The following MUST requirements are mandatory for employment as a Junior Assistant Sailing Instructor
and conform to the MA DPH 105 CMR 430.000 Minimum Standards for Recreational Camps for
1. Must have transportation to and from the Club.
2. Must be 15 years old prior to the start of the program.
a. Must have a work permit on file if 17 or younger
3. Must have at least three years of sailing and racing experience in small boats (such as prams,
dinghies, multihulls, or day sailing keelboats) either at the OYC or elsewhere.
4. NEW HIRES (required).
a. Prior work or volunteer history for three (3) Years (if available).
b. Three positive personal references are required.
c. Must have sailed as an Advanced Level JSP student for at least one season.
Orleans Yacht Club, Inc.
39 Cove Road
Orleans, Massachusetts 02653
Phone: (508) 255-9091
A more detailed Description and Qualification Requirement Sheet is available upon request.Category: