The Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island is hiring for full-time sailing Instructors for the summer 2021 Marine Adventure Camp (MAC).
In 2015, Newport Yacht Club launched its first ever NYC Marine Adventure Camp with huge success and we continued to grow into 2019. With the global pandemic in 2020, the club, our staff, and the campers adapted to the required changes to keep everyone safe.
The mission of the Camp continues to provide access to sailing, sailboat racing, and marine education for ages 8-15 from any level or background. Due to proximity to some of the best sailing resources in the world, NYC is in a unique position to provide quality nautical and sailing instruction for the youth of the Narragansett Bay. The Camp aims to be an alternative to a racing focused program.
So for the seventh year, our Marine Adventure Camp will be broken into FOUR 2-week full day sessions and a combination of activities unique to meet the mission.
Introduction to basic sailing skills in dinghies (Optis, 420s, and Open BICs, Keel Boats and NYC Member Yachts) to learn concepts like steering, sail positions, and wind awareness. Exposure to beginner marine navigation skills – charts, weather, docking, anchoring. A focus on Marine Education – conservation, local geography, and sustainability
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.