Barrington Yacht Club
25 Barton Avenue
Barrington, RI 02806
The Barrington Yacht Club in Barrington, Rhode Island is hiring a full-time Optimist Racing Coach for the summer 2022 Sail Training Program (STP).
With a fleet of over 200 students and 54 boats, BYC operates one of the largest junior sailing programs on Narragansett Bay. BYC is located between Newport and Providence RI and provides convenient access to racing on Narragansett Bay, Cape Cod, and Long Island Sound.
For the position of Optimist Coach, we are seeking experienced and enthusiastic college-aged sailors. Our staff provides hands-on, minds-on instruction for students at ages 5-18 in Optimists, Prams, 420s, and RS Visions. Coaches are charged with significant responsibility including:
Coaching junior sailors in the fundamentals of sailing, racing, and seamanship
Managing Junior Instructors and Instructors-in-Training
Overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of the Clubs sail and power fleet
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. Classes meet daily from 9 am - 4 pm.
The ideal candidate will place an emphasis on teaching sailors to challenge themselves by always putting forth the necessary effort while learning to ask the right questions when faced with a difficult skill.
Teaching the importance of preparation for practice and regattas including proper rigging techniques and optimal boat setup.
The ideal candidate will also lead dynamic and purposeful sessions on the water that include effective land drills and daily debriefs.
As a coach you will be expected to facilitate individual & team goal-setting
Establishing respectful and constructive relationships with students and their families - This includes providing insightful and constructive feedback.
Maintaining open lines of communication when collaborating & planning with fellow staff and the STP Director.
Contribute to an environment that fosters respect of equipment, colleagues and sailors.
Assisting the director in coordinating events both inside and outside of Narragansett Bay.
Leading by example with safety, fun and learning at the forefront.
Demonstrated success coaching sailors, coupled with significant regatta experience at the local, regional, collegiate level or beyond.
US Sailing Level I & II Certifications required by the start of the season.
CPR/First Aid Certification
NSABLA-Approved Safe Boating Certificate (such as RI DEM Safe Boating Certificate or other state issued certification)
25 Barton Avenue