Opti Head Coach

Annapolis Yacht Club
2 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Annapolis Yacht Club is seeking a Head Opti Coach to join our competitive racing programs.  

 The applicant should be a leader who is highly organized and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A large part of this position will be communicating with yacht club members, sailors, and other staff respectfully and effectively.


The primary focus of this person’s coaching will be on the year-round Optimist Program. The Optimist Program Manager will help with program organization, office administration, and maintenance. The position will include a lot of travel for coaching, as well as professional development and program endorsement throughout the year. The Optimist Program Manager is expected to aid the Jr. Sailing Director and the 420 Program Manager in the general running of the Junior Sailing Program, its events, programs, race teams and maintenance of all fleets. Throughout the year, Annapolis Yacht Club hosts many local and national regattas, and we expect all of the Sailing Program crew to help run those events to the highest quality possible.

AYC and Annapolis broadly hosts a vibrant sailing community, and coaching in this program offers opportunities to network and meet sailors and participate in a wide range of sailing and boating activities. 

The Annapolis Yacht Club’s Junior Fleet’s mission is to provide a fun and educational program for youth interested in sailing and racing. We seek to impart a love of sailing as a lifelong sport while providing the fundamental skills necessary for participants to advance in the sport of sailing as far as their desire, skill, and hard work may take them.

In recent years, AYC has expanded its facilities to include a new Sailing Center building that hosts the junior sailing program with indoor and covered outside space for the teams when not on the water. AYC also has the required fleet of support boats and travel trucks and trailers of a world class Junior Sailing program.

Job Requirements
• Requirements:
o US Sailing Level 1 or Higher
o Maryland Boaters License or your state of residence equivalent
o Current CPR and First
o Pass a background check
Tracie Parkinson
2 Compromise Street
Annapolis MD 21401
United States
Annapolis Yacht Club Tracie Parkinson

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