Sailing Coaches for Summer 2024

Chicago Yacht Club
300 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

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Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description

The Chicago Yacht Club Sailing School is looking for coaches for the 2024 summer season. Our program offers 10 different classes throughout the summer for children ages 7-18 from learn to sail through race teams.

Chicago Yacht Club has a long history as the premier sailing destination in the city. From Olympians to top match racers to college sailing national champions, some of the finest sailors have started their journeys here at CYC.

Job Description:

Foster a fun, safe environment for young sailors to fall in love with the sport. We expect all our coaches to be passionate, motivated sailors ready to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with our students and families.

You will work with an excellent group of experienced coaches, bonding on and off the water while enjoying the incredible opportunities Chicago has to offer. As a CYC coach, you will also have the chance to get involved with casual weeknight racing, foiling, top local regattas and special events.

Chicago Yacht Club is looking for coaches for a variety of classes, including beginner sailing, Opti Green Team and Laser Race Team.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  Ensuring the safety of all sailors and equipment

Fostering a positive, dedicated and supportive learning environment

Creating and implementing informative and engaging lesson plans

Orchestrating educational and exciting indoor activities during rain or other weather

Operating powerboats and machinery to the highest safety standards at all times

Maintaining your class’s fleet of boats

Keeping classrooms and facilities clean and organized at all times

Preparing boats and trailers for travel, supporting race team needs

Providing a fun summer and encouraging a lifelong love of sailing for all

If interested, send your resume to Kate.ODonnell@ChicagoYachtClub.Org. Please note: applications submitted through the Sail1Design portal will not be considered.

Job Requirements
Interested candidates should be available from June 3 - August 16, and have or be willing to complete the following certifications:

US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 or international equivalent
CPR and First Aid
NASBLA Safe Powerboat Handling or equivalent
Kate O'Donnell
300 W Belmont Ave
Chicago IL
United States
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