Sailing Instructors/Head Instructor in Bellingham WA

Bellingham Yacht Club
2625 Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Housing Provided
From $12.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description


Bellingham Yacht Club is seeking experienced instructors for summer of 2021. The program runs from June 28 – August 20, with a mandatory Instructor Orientation on June 26th and 27th. Classes run from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday.



The Head Instructor will work with the Sailing Director and BYC Youth Fleet Captain in organizing the program, ensuring safety in the operations, and serving as liaisons between the instructors, students, parents, and BYC staff.

In this position, the Head Instructors are responsible for:

  • Daily lesson plans

  • Safety boat cleanliness and maintenance (includes flushing engines 1x/per week and monitoring fuel levels)

  • Sailboat storage and coordination of maintenance

  • Ensuring that other instructors are prepared and have the resources to facilitate instruction

Head Instructor Requirements:

Typically, a Head Instructor will be an experienced and accomplished sailor and instructor, ideally having completed or currently attending college. Must be at least Level 1 certified. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain before summer is required. This position is full time but can be flexible for the right candidate.


We are seeking instructors who:

  • Are at least 16 years old

  • Are capable small-boat sailors, comfortable in all wind conditions

  • Have previous instructing or junior instructing experience

  • Hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Certification or ability to obtain before summer

  • Hold a current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain before summer-

  • Are enthusiastic, open-minded, responsible, and safety-focused

We have both full time and part time positions available. To apply for this position, please email with your current resume and a brief, 1-3 paragraph cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for this position.


Job Requirements
US Sailing Level 1, experience teaching children.
Shea Walker

United States

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