Opti and 420 Racing Coaches

East Bay Sailing Foundation
101 Poppasquash Rd
Bristol, RI 02809
United States

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Job Description



East Bay Sailing Foundation seeks motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic Development Coaches for its 420 and Optimist Racing Programs. This is a summer position offering a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a next-level program while working with a full fleet of Optimists, club 420s, O’pen Skiffs, ILCAs and foiling Skeetas and Nikkis.


Bristol Yacht Club, located in scenic and historic Bristol, Rhode Island, offers outstanding water access for dinghy sailing and numerous after-work racing opportunities in J/22s, PHRF, and dinghies.


  • Develop and implement curriculum for Foiling, ILCA, 420 and Optimist Racing Programs, focusing on boathandling, tactics, and strategy.

  • Arrange regatta travel and organize boats for towing to away events.

  • Outstanding powerboat driving and management skills.

  • Engage with parents and volunteers to support travel and regatta days.

  • Collaborate closely with other coaching staff.

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to students.

  • Manage regatta logistics and communicate effectively with families throughout the summer.

  • Foster a fun and creative learning environment.


Join us at East Bay Sailing Foundation to share our energy and passion for sailing while contributing to the development of young sailors in a supportive and dynamic environment. Contact us to learn more about our program and what we have to offer.

Interested applicants should contact Peter Levesque: pete.levesque@gmail.com

Job Requirements
US Sailing Level 1 certification (or equivalent) and valid CPR/First Aid certification, Level 2 preferred.
Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills.
Experience with trailering and traveling to local and regional regattas.
High School/College Level Racing Experience a plus.
Prior Coaching Experience required.
Additional Information:
Competitive salaries offered based on experience.
Interviews currently open.
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