Regatta and Cruising Events Coordinator

New York Yacht Club
5 Halidon Ave
Newport, RI 02840
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description


The Regatta and Cruising Events Coordinator is a full-time position based out the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court in scenic Newport, R.I. This role is perfect for a proactive and personable professional who enjoys working in the private club and/or sailing industry.


The New York Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is one of the world’s leading yacht clubs. The Club was instrumental in the early days of recreational yachting and created the sport’s biggest event, the America’s Cup, a trophy which the Club held for 132 years. In 1988, the Club purchased Harbour Court, the former home of Commodore John Nicholas Brown, to be its waterfront facility. Over the past three decades, New York Yacht Club Harbour Court has become one of the premiere regatta destinations in North America, regularly hosting prestigious national and international championships. Our comprehensive events schedule caters to a wide range of sailing disciplines, including one-design, handicap, classics, team racing, cruising, and more. The season is anchored by signature events such as the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup, the Annual Regatta, Queen’s Cup, Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex and the annual trio of team races, the Morgan Cup, Hinman Masters and NYYC Grandmasters.

The majestic Harbour Court clubhouse sits atop a hill overlooking Newport Harbor as well as the Club’s docks and vast lawn area. The land-side operations are as impressive as the on-the-water activities, and post-sailing social events are a must-attend for all competitors. Tented events for 500 people or more are regular occurrences, and the skill with which they are executed is unrivaled.

In addition to locally hosted events, NYYC has a vibrant Cruising Committee that executes trips around the world. From fully crewed expeditions in exotic locations to local rendezvous with private or chartered boats with member’s at the helm, the cruising opportunities are ample and cater to all cruising interests.


The Regatta and Cruising Events Coordinator will be responsible for managing the administrative and social aspects of regattas. This includes regatta registration (both online and in person), social event planning and execution, trophy selection and procurement, and volunteer housing arrangements. This person is also the main point of contact for the Club’s active Cruising Committee and facilitates all expeditions, rendezvous and cruise-in-companies including calendaring, tracking RSVPs, data collection and cruise book creation.

The ideal candidate is an organized team player and someone who is independently proactive and looks ahead at what needs to be accomplished. This role involves a significant amount of member interaction so a high level of customer service and communication is key. Private club experience and a sailing background are preferred. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in a high-energy environment and understands the demands of a season operation.

For more information or to submit a resume, please email Sailing Director Lynn Lynch at
Sailing Office
5 Halidon Ave
Newport RI 02840
United States
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