About the Program
Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization offering free sailing instruction to the children of Indian River County. YSF offers a high quality junior program to over 150 sailors on the Indian River Lagoon. We provide Beginner, Intermediate, Racing, and Adventure sailing programs for sailors ranging 9-18 in age. Our lagoon offers a variety of conditions perfect for all levels. Spoil islands along the lagoon create wind shadows that allow us to safely set up sailing courses for beginner sailors in all wind ranges, and the perfect fetch to get our racers out in the heavy and challenging winds. Our racers regularly compete in the Florida East Coast Series, giving them the ability to sail agianst local competition once a month. Our location is very close to US Sailing Center of Martin County exposing sailors to high levels of competition regularly, and we travel as far as Miami and Sarasota, giving us a convenient racing environment. Our fleet consists of 19 C420s, 10 glass Optimists for training, 12 glass racing optis, 8 Fevas, as well as Lasers, and Sunfish.
We are a proud Siebel sailing center that is partnered with US Sailing to offer courses to the underserved children in the community. This is a grant opportunity and we require all staff to pass off on the training offered by the program.
In addition to the youth programs offered here at YSF, we also offer an adaptive sailing program with a special fleet of boats, sailors in the adaptive program will travel as far as Naples to compete. We also offer our programs at cost to adult sailors interested in learning the skill of sailing, or better improve upon their knowledge, which directly supports our youth programs.
The Assistant Sailing Director is a highly motivated individual with a strong background in sailing. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic sailor to join our team, teach in our program, and coach at regattas. Paramount will be respect for the best traditions of seamanship which will promote and encourage participation and a lifetime of learning. This candidate must be a self-starter and able to work within a team as well as on their own. The Assistant Sailing Director will implement programs already developed, create curriculum for innovative new programs, and nurture relationships with sailors and volunteers. This position has the potential to range from seasonal to year-round, depending on the ideal candidate, and reports to the Sailing Program Director.