High School Sailing Coach

Carolina Yacht Club
401 S Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
United States

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Experience Required
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Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Carolina Yacht Club, located in Wrightsville Beach, NC, is looking to add a highly motivated and skilled sailor to coach our High School 420 team from August-November of 2023 and March-May of 2024. We are accepting applications from candidates who may be available for both or one session.  Candidates will report directly to the Waterfront Director, assisting them in the Club’s mission to provide a safe, enjoyable learning environment for our junior sailors while ensuring our sailing instruction maintains a high level of customer service to our members.

Carolina Yacht Club (CYC1853) is a member-owned private yacht club established in 1853 on the island of Wrightsville Beach, NC.  CYC1853 has both sound and oceanfront property for our members' enjoyment.  CYC1853 is additionally an active sailing club, both racing and recreationally.  Our members are encouraged to participate in the many sailing series and regatta opportunities offered throughout the year.  In addition to sailing, the club provides an active, fun, family atmosphere where members, their spouses, and their children can come to socialize, relax on the beach, swim, or participate in the many other fun club activities and watersports in the sound and ocean off Wrightsville Beach.

Our Sailing Program offers year-round sailing to:

  • 450 Junior Summer Sailors

  • 150 Adult Sailors

  • 50 High School Sailors

  • 20 Opti Sailors

The Sailing Program fleet consists of 10 Optimists, 22 420s, 2 Sunfish, 3 Lasers, 3 Flying Scots, and 9 Coach Boats.

Candidates should be leaders who are highly organized and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A large part of this position includes communicating with parents, members, sailors, and other staff respectfully and effectively.

Optimist, Laser, 420 experience required.  Adult Sailing experience preferred.

Primary responsibilities will include a combination of coaching, general fleet maintenance, and yacht club event-related activities. These responsibilities include coaching and program management of the High School Sailing Team with the Waterfront Director. Additionally, duties may include youth clinics as needed, as well as travel with the HS Sailing Team.  Other duties as assigned by the Waterfront Director.

Competitive Hourly Rate based on experience and certification(s). 

Applicants who do not require a visa and/or are already authorized to work within the United States are encouraged to apply.

All applicants are subject to a background check.

US Sailing Level 1 certification or higher, CPR/First Aid, Safesport

Experience – Sailing experience/sailing instruction/coaching experience preferred. Prior experience at a sailing center, yacht club, or similar organizations is preferred. 

All candidates should include a sailing resume, a sailing instruction/coaching resume, and at least 3 references.

Position is open and available to start immediately.

Please send your resume to Jack Gower, jack.gower@carolinayachtclub.org

Jack Gower
401 S Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach NC 28480
United States
Carolina Yacht Club Jack Gower

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