Sailing Instructors needed on Wrightsville Beach

Carolina Yacht Club
401 S Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
United States

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Experience Required
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Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
The Carolina Yacht Club is located in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The club is nestled on an island on the coast, which enables us to have both a ‘river’ venue (current, smaller course racing, low waves/ chop) and also an ocean venue after a short sail (30 minutes), which provides wind, waves and moderate current. The city of Wrightsville Beach is well known for its ‘wind and waves’ and you can frequently find locals surfing or kiting year round. Our summer program consists of a variety of programs for all ages including weekly racing and adult coaching opportunities. We currently have a fleet of Optimists and Zim 420s with a few C420s, O'Pen Skiffs, Lasers and Sunfish.

This year we are looking for coaches for the following programs:

  • ● Beginner Optimist

  • ● Intermediate/ Green Fleet Optimist

  • ● Beginner & Intermediate 420

  • ● Cruise Control- think adventure sailing class meets North Carolina! Opportunity to develop new sailors into cruisers who truly enjoy spending time adventuring and sailing around our amazing waterway system

    Job Description

    The role of the sailing instructor is to teach his or her portion of sailing courses, and to contribute actively to the team and improvement of the Junior Sailing Program. The sailing instructor must recognize that his or her actions are observed and emulated by the staff, club members and students, and as such one should act as a positive role model at all times. Sailing staff are the face of the CYC sailing program and instructors should ensure they are promoting the sport of sailing in a positive way for both social and race sailing.


    The Sailing Instructor duties include, but are not limited to;

  • ● Preparing effectively for one’s lesson/ class, through lesson and equipment planning.

  • ● Teaching one’s lesson as outlined in the curriculum

  • ● Engage students in lesson plans and on the water development through creative and fun drills/

    briefings/ games.

  • ● Safety of all staff and students involved in programming

  • ● Reporting all needed boat repairs/ damages to the Sailing Director/ Head Dockmaster &

    Waterfront Director (if necessary)

  • ● Assisting with pre-program preparations and routine maintenance as needed

  • ● Ensuring that all used boats and equipment are properly secured and stowed at the end of the day.


It is expected that the Sailing Instructor will be proactive and will show a desire to improve the junior sailing program at Carolina Yacht Club.

Job Requirements
● Experience teaching or leading children

● Minimum ​US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Instructor Level 1 Certification

● 1 + years experience as a sailing instructor preferred

● Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on

changes in weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.

● North Carolina, or equivalent, safe boating course

● Current CPR and First Aid

Katrina Williams
401 S Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach NC 28480
United States
Carolina Yacht Club Katrina Williams

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