The Barrington Yacht Club in Barrington, Rhode Island is hiring a full-time race team coaches for our Opti Champ Fleet and c420 Race Teams for the summer 2024 Sail Training Program (STP).
With a fleet of 54 boats, BYC operates one of the largest junior sailing programs on Narragansett Bay.
For the race coach positions, we are seeking experienced and enthusiastic college-aged sailors. Our staff provides hands-on, minds-on instruction for students at ages 6-18 in Optimists, club 420s, RS Visions, and RS Quests. Coaches are charged with significant responsibility including coaching junior sailors in the fundamentals of sailing, racing, and seamanship, and overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of BYC's sail and power fleet. Our race teams generally compete in 3-4 local NBYA events over the summer, and up to 2 larger regattas that also take place in New England such as Buzzards Bay Regatta or the New Bedford Junior Regatta. The term of employment will span approximately nine weeks from mid June to late August, which includes a set-up week, eight weeks of instruction, and several days to assist with fleet breakdown. This year, instruction will take place from June 24th-August 16th, with a set-up and breakdown week occurring in the weeks before and after the program. Classes meet Monday to Friday from 9 am - 4 pm, and coaches are expected to be on site from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.