Optimist Sailing Coach - CYC Seattle

Corinthian Yacht Club Seattle
7755 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $20.00 To $30.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle (CYC) is looking for a part-time sailing coach for our Optimist Sailing Program. Our Optimist programs service over one hundred sailors ages 5 to 14 and they include intro to racing, green fleet racing, and advanced racing teams. The Optimist Sailing Program is part of CYC’s Youth Sailing Program which also includes learn-to-sail, single-handed, and double-handed programs. 

Our Opti coaches report to the Juniors Sailing Director and are part of our Youth Sailing coaching team. The best candidate is someone who believes in the Corinthian spirit, is passionate about sailing, and takes pride in the personal development of our sailors.

About our program

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle is a volunteer organization known for being the racing center of the Pacific Northwest. Since 1945, the club has had a strong tradition in competitive sailing and has one of the nation’s top rosters of current and past champions. CYC is a second home to our junior sailors, a place for personal development, and where life-long friendships are built.

Traditionally, the Northwest has been a hard place for competitive sailors to build their skills. While we have the means and the clubs, we have not had the training programs to support them. At CYC, we want to change that. Over the last four years, we have been on a mission to build a world-class youth sailing school to support our PNW sailor's passion whether that’s racing or cruising.

Your qualifications

  • Passion for the sport of sailing and a desire to advance youth sailing in the PNW
  • The patience, care, and balance to work with kids and teens
  • Previous Optimist sailing and racing experience, national or international level (USODA or IODA level events) experience preferred
  • Current US Sailing Instructor Level 1 or better, which includes current CPR/First Aid, Safe Boating, SafeSport, and Coaching Fundamentals certifications
  • Thorough knowledge of seamanship and small powerboat handling
  • Reliable, organized, and responsible with strong interpersonal skills

Time Commitment

  • Two days a week from 4-7 PM (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur)
  • Regatta attendance according to local racing schedule
  • Year-long availability but particularly March through November

If you’re interested, please reach out to Jason Walker at jason@onetrue.name.

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