Director of St. Thomas Sailing Center

St. Thomas Sailing Center
6224 Yacht Club Road
St. Thomas
Virgin Islands, U.S.

Sailing Management
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description


The St. Thomas Sailing Center ( is a successful adult sailing program that is part of the St. Thomas Yacht Club in the US Virgin Islands. As of this writing we have twelve IC-24 keelboats, two 40’ cruising boats and nine Hobie Waves. Our goals include:

  • Teaching sailing at all levels to residents and visitors
  • Providing access to sailing at multiple levels to long and short term club members
  • Offering sailing related events and racing programs that appeal to sailors of all interests
  • Incentivizing people to join STYC to be able to participate in sailing and events on a year round basis
  • Running top level racing clinics and regattas that appeal primarily to visitors

       This year round full time position involves overseeing the entire operation. It requires making sure all of the following gets done in a professional and timely manner through working with staff as well as being able and willing to do the work as necessary:

  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Customer communications
  • Corporate events
  • Customer events
  • Teaching sailing courses and private lessons
  • Race Committee work
  • Boat maintenance
  • Creating, planning and implementing new events
  • Financial record keeping and reporting
  • Storm preparation 
Job Requirements
Skill at sailing, racing and cruising
Experience teaching sailing
Experience maintaining boats
Experience running your own business or equivalent
Enthusiasm for creating, marketing and organizing sailing events
Enthusiasm for continuing to grow a community of people with shared common interests
Experience with all modern office programs and social media
Desire and willingness to live in St. Thomas, USVI
David Franzel
6224 Yacht Club Road
St. Thomas 00802
Virgin Islands, U.S.
St. Thomas Sailing Center David Franzel

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