Sailing Director

Eastern Yacht Club
47 Foster St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
United States

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

Job Description

Eastern Yacht Club Sailing Director:

The Eastern Yacht Club Sailing Director is responsible for designing, executing, and supervising the EYC sailing and racing programs working in close coordination with the EYC Sailing Committee, Race Committee, and Waterfront Committee.

The Sailing Director’s mission is to:

1. Raise the sailing profile of the Eastern Yacht Club regionally and nationally.

2. Provide opportunities for beginner, intermediate, and advanced racers at EYC to improve their level of sailing.

3. Assist the Race Committee in providing elite race management at all events EYC is hosting.

4. Guide the strategic direction of racing at the EYC and in Marblehead Harbor.

5. Attract new members to participate in events and sailing at the Eastern Yacht Club.

6. Identify and recruit Junior Sailing members to join the club.

The Sailing Director reports to the General Manager of the EYC and collaborates closely with the Chairman of the Sailing Committee. It is a 12-month position based in Marblehead, MA with competitive pay and benefits.

Specific responsibilities include:

1.     Support members of the Sailing Committee with various programs being offered by the club including but not limited to adult sailing, women’s racing, educational seminars.

2.     Communicate with EYC membership regarding all sailing opportunities – recreational, charters, racing, seminars, and individual instruction.

3.     Work with the chair of the race committee to ensure that all EYC sailing events are run in an elite fashion.

4.     Supervising Assistant Sailing Director

5.     Track participation of EYC members in sailing activities and communicating via web, social media and email distribution.

6.     Formalizing and operationally managing the Eastern Yacht Club Sailing Team, including soliciting invitations to major events, organizing participation and scheduling sailors to represent the club at those events.

7.     Supporting Team Racing at the EYC, promoting it across the club, and attracting new participants to team racing at the EYC.

8.     The Sailing Director manages weeknight racing including the Thursday Night Harbor Challenge Team Racing series, the Tuesday night Laser series.

9.     Support the Junior Sailing sub-committee and Assistant Sailing Director with instructor hiring as necessary.

10. Support the Assistant Sailing Director with development and implementation of an appropriate curriculum to meet the goals and objectives of the junior sailing program

11. Coordinate with the member Regatta Chair to organize and run all facets of any regatta for which Eastern is host.

12. Work with the Sailing Committee to identify and solicit major regional, national and international regattas. 

13. Recommending maintenance and supervising the use of club-owned boats.

14. Building programs and events that will help drive and encourage the recruitment of younger (21 – 35yrs), talented sailors.

15. Help to create alternate formats and programs to promote casual racing, and introductory racing, facilitating racing and discussion between sailors across the club.

16. Work with the Chairman to develop the annual sailing budget and have responsibility for the implementation of the budget.

17. Represent the Eastern Yacht Club within regional sailing associations, participating and attending meetings as appropriate to further the EYC’s sailing mission.

18. Liaise with Boston Yacht Club, Pleon Yacht Club and Corinthian Yacht Club regarding harbor sailing events and to coordinate lending/ borrowing of Sonars.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

Ø Excellent organization skills

Ø Proven ability to manage complex projects

Ø Exceptional people skills

Ø Ability to work well with volunteers

Ø Strong sailing resume and network within the sport

Ø Experience with yacht clubs

Ø Management experience is a plus

Eastern Yacht Club Contact:

Stan Schreyer

Sailing Committee Chairperson


Stan Schreyer
47 Foster St.
Marblehead MA 01945
United States

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