The Bellport Bay Sailing Foundation (BBSF) is seeking experienced and
enthusiastic Opti Development Team Coach for our 2023 Summer season. A love of
sailing and working with children is required.
The BBSF operates out of the Bellport Bay Yacht Club which was founded in 1906, our
program has offered children the opportunity to learn to sail, make new friends, spend
time outside and have lots of fun. All within the picturesque village of Bellport situated
on Long Island’s Great South Bay approximately 60 miles east of New York City. With
a sharp focus on safety, the program is designed to teach sailing, seamanship,
teamwork, confidence and much more...
Our program has a proud history of excellent sailors who have excelled beyond the
Great South Bay and raced around the country and internationally. Dozens of our
alumni have sailed for top 20 college sailing teams several of them earning All-
American honors and national championships.
We sail Optimist, Laser, 420 dinghies, and Cape Cod Mercuries, broken down by age
and ability level. The South Shore of Long Island is famous for having a strong and
consistent sea breeze throughout the summer.
We purposely limit the size of the program to ensure every child gets the instructor time
and mentoring they deserve.
The term of employment is 7 weeks; beginning June 26th. Hours may vary but are
typically Monday - Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, with some Fridays required. In addition
to the 7 week program there is the opportunity for some work on either side of the
program with fleet commissioning and pack-up. Compensation varies with experience.
Housing is available for the right candidate from out of the area. International Applicants
For consideration, please forward a resume and cover letter to Zach Runci at