Director of Sailing

Lyford Cay Sailing / Lyford Cay Int'l School
Lyford Cay New Providence
Nassau, The Bahamas
Bahamas

Industry
Coaching
Job Start Date
9/1/2023
Job End Date
4/1/2025
Application Closing Date
2/28/2023
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
Yes police clearance
Housing Provided
Yes
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description
Founded in 2016, Lyford Cay Sailing (LCS) is a collaboration between the Lyford Cay
Club and Lyford Cay International School. We are a small, but growing organization.
Located on the western end of New Providence (Nassau), in The Bahamas, Lyford
Cay enjoys year-round sailing weather. New Providence is less than an hour’s flight
to Miami and has direct flights to a number of major cities such as London, Boston,
New York and Panama City.
 
LCS is seeking a full-time, year-round Director of Sailing. This will be an individual
who can deliver high-quality sailing instruction to children and youth as well as
coordinate sailing services for the Lyford Cay Club. Most of the coaching and
teaching will be at the developmental level, however, some of our sailors have gone
on to compete internationally.
 
The Director of Sailing should be an experienced and effective race coach, teacher
and programme manager. He or she should have instructor qualifications and
experience with both teaching and coaching sailing. Ideally, he or she will have
significant racing achievements of his/her own.
 
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and the
nature of the agreed-upon responsibilities. There is four weeks' leave in the summer.
 
Additional Programme Information
 
Junior classes are taught in Optimists, Lasers and RS Quests. The School programme
currently involves five after-school sessions per week, catering to beginner,
intermediate and Opti race teams, as well as Laser race teams. The coaching team
includes two additional teacher-coaches.
 
The adult Laser programme involves hosting six annual home regattas and running
a weekly dinghy race series on Sunday mornings. Club members also own four
Brenta 30’ keelboats that participate in four named keelboat regattas per year.
Additional private lessons are frequent, particularly in the busy mid-winter Club
season.
 
Depending on your existing commitments,  the start date can be negotiated up until the early autumn of 2023.
 
Job Requirements

Preferred Attributes of the Successful Candidate
● Prior experience in sailing programme instruction
● Level 3 or higher US Sailing certification or equivalent
● Prior or continuing experience in competitive sailing
● Prior experience as a programme coordinator of a sailing club
● Patient, kind, professional and flexible disposition
● Safety consciousness

Responsibilities
● Leading the design and implementation of curriculum for all sailing
programmes, including all after-school teams, six annual regattas and a
weekly race series
● Recruiting and hiring part-time staff in collaboration with LCS
● Organizing clinics with guest coaches for race teams
● Updating and creating fun and engaging content for the LCS Instagram page
● Managing Q&A associated with registration as well as class placement
● Coordinating the maintenance of all LCS-owned equipment
● Representing LCS in periodic meetings which take place throughout the year
● Supervising part-time coaches including scheduling and monitoring group
sizes on a daily basis
● Serving as the primary point of contact with parents, the School and the Club
● Mentoring parents and club members in their role as volunteers
● Maintaining records of participants and their progress in the sailing
programmes
● Reporting to the School’s Athletics Director, the Lyford Cay Club
Commodore and the Managing Director of The Club on a regular basis.
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Employer
David Mindorff
Lyford Cay IS Lyford Cay
Nassau, The Bahamas
Bahamas
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