Opti Race Coach

Job Posted 12/20/2023
Duxbury Yacht Club
70 Fairway Ln
Duxbury, MA 02332
United States
Summer Only
Summer Only
Experience Required
Housing Provided
Job Start Date
Job End Date
$20.00 to $25.00 Per Hour
Job Description

The Duxbury Yacht Club is seeking an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Opti Race Coach to lead our Opti Race Team for the 2024 summer season.

With a fleet of 6 new Optimists and a great 2023 season under our belt, we are excited our growing program and are looking for coach who is passionate about racing and willing to go the extra mile to support the Race Team’s development. This position has the potential to extend into next year if the applicant is a good fit with the program.

The Duxbury Yacht Club (https://www.duxburyyachtclub.org/) is located in the historic seaside community of Duxbury, Massachusetts. An hour south of Boston and close to Cape Cod, Duxbury is home to a beautiful tidal bay.

With over 50 sailors, the junior sailing program teaches sailors from ages 6-16 in all aspects of seamanship and sportsmanship with classes ranging from young sailors to competitive racing and travel to local and regional events. Our fleet includes Optis and prams, 420s, O'pen Bics, Hartleys and Sandpipers (Marshall 15s). Our 8-week program runs from mid-June to mid-August.

The ideal candidate is an experienced racer and coach, and also a capable, and safety conscious leader who will organize practices, manage regatta logistics and communicate with families throughout the summer. We are looking for an individual with strong communication and leadership skills, a fun and creative mindset, and experience trailering and traveling to local and regional regattas. The Opti Coach will also focus on growing our Opti race program and working with other instructors to develop younger sailors transitioning into Optis.

Candidates are required to hold a minimum US Sailing Level 1 certification (or equivalent) and a valid CPR/First Aid certification prior to employment.

Competitive pay commensurate with experience. Possibility of housing for qualified candidates.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Jared Collingwood, DYC Jr. Sailing Program Director at jcollingwood@duxburyyachtclub.org

Job Requirements
Experienced sailors who have US Sailing Level 1, CPR, and Boat Handling skills. Experience teaching youth sailing classes. Handyman/Boat Fixing as well as trailering skills is a plus but not required.
Jared Collingwood
70 Fairway Ln
Duxbury MA 02332
United States
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