Seeking an experienced Head Coach to lead our on the water program. Successful applicants will have a proven history of coaching students to top results at the High School level. Must have good managerial skills, and be willing to travel to regattas. Will be responsible for managing assistant coaches.
Sheridan Shore Sailing School is located in Wilmette Harbor in Lake Michigan. The School is a short walk to the commuter train to the city of Chicago and less than 5 minutes from the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston. SSSS has been teaching sailors for over 80 years, and is seeking individuals to help us continue delivering high quality education to our students.
The Head Coach will be responsible for coaching four competitive high school race teams. These include approximately 80 students in the Fall season, with travel throughout the Midwest as well as national travel when required. This is a year round position, and coaching will include preparing for, and coaching at competitive national midwinter regattas (including Orange Bowl). Fall and Spring will be mainly dedicated to high school race coaching. Summer responsibilities will include leading Race Team coaching, and managing coaching staff/programs for all juniors including Sea Squirts, Siebel, Buoy Youth, Opti/Pram (Beg, Int, Adv) and 420 (Beg, Int, Adv).
We now have some 75 boats. We replaced and upgraded much of our RIB fleet of Zodiac Coach Boats. The Sailboat fleet includes 24 Club 420s (7 new 2022), 28 Prams (10 new 2022), 6 Optimists, and keelboats of a J70, and 3 J22s added in 2022, plus 6 RS Fevas for the Siebel Sailors program.