Sailing Director and Race Coach

MBYC Youth Sailing
9927 Meydenbauer Way SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
From $24.00 To $27.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description


This job is at Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, located on scenic Meydenbauer Bay on the east side of Lake Washington in the Greater Seattle area, specifically in Bellevue, WA.

Our Program, MBYC Youth Sailing, was created by MBYC sailor members, who had a desire to teach young kids how to sail and hopefully move on to become future instructors and competitive sailors. Our first classes began in 1996 with 6 Optis, 1 tender, and 1 instructor. Today, in 2023, our 28th season, we have 27 sailboats, 6 tenders, and up to 25 instructors during our Summer training and race classes and our Spring and Fall Race Team and Developmental Race Classes.

Our membership fully supports our Program and we are managed by volunteer Chairs. We are financially viable and are supported by our registration fees without the need for fundraising. We are able to upgrade our boats in order to maintain a first class fleet.

This job is full time during the Summer, June through August, and part time for our race team and classes, April through May, and September through October.


15 - Optis

6 - Lasers, Radial and 4.7

4 - FJ

2 - C420

1 - 13’ Apex inflatable w/40HP Tohatsu

5 - 12’ Apex inflatables w/20HP Tohatsu

1 - Coach boat trailer

1 - 3 sailboat trailer for 420 or FJ

1 - 5 Laser trailer

1 - 3 420 or FJ or 6 Opti trailer

Job Requirements
Our Director and Coach reports to the Co-Chairs and is responsible for supervising an Assistant Director, Assistant Race Coach, Senior Instructors, Junior Instructors, and Volunteer Instructors. US Sailing Level 1 or above. CPR Certified. Washington Boaters License.

Functions include:


Working with Co-Chairs regarding schedules, pricing, budgeting, reporting problems, and organizing
Responding to all Registration inquiries and problems
Working with sailor’s parents
Managing payroll and expense requests
Purchasing equipment and supplies
Coordinating with the Yacht Club
Supervising all safety issues
Working with our registration software, Active Networks


Working with developmental sailors
Working with experienced racers
Coordinating with race sailor parents
Notifying all sailors of various regattas
Coordinating loading of boats for regattas
Towing coach boat to regattas
Gary Wilson
9927 Meydenbauer Way SE
Bellevue WA 98004
United States

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