Seasonal Sailing Instructor

Long Beach Yacht Club
6201 E. Appian Way
Long Beach, CA 90803
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description


A position which requires professional youth sailing instruction and coaching in a regatta setting.


Report to Sailing Director.


Negotiable and commensurate with experience.


Seasonal; full-time during Summer Program (June 15th through August 1st, 2020). The Summer Program is an intensive seven-week, five-day program with additional weekend regattas. Candidates must be flexible with regard to work days/hours. Time off is only permitted in extenuating circumstances.


  • Instruct a class of youth sailors with ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced (ages 5-17) in a variety of boats including Naples Sabots, CFJs, RS Fevas, Lasers, and/or C420s.
  • Assist sailors in setting goals with a focus on progress, improvement, and a winning tradition.
  • Encourage participation and motivate sailors to a high level of commitment at practices and regattas.
  • Develop daily lesson plans making full and constructive use of scheduled program times, combining classroom and on-the-water lessons or activities.
  • Travel locally and regionally to regattas accompanied by parents, sailors, and/or other coaches (often on weekends).
  • Physically assist sailors in launching, rigging and storing boats.
  • Facilitate minor repairs and daily maintenance as needed.
  • Perform seamanship tasks to include keeping boats, equipment, and storage facility clean and organized.
  • Evaluate and document progress/improvement in sailing skills of class students.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with students, parents, staff and supervisor, demonstrating a sense of maturity and responsibility for the program.
  • Act as an appropriate role model and encourage the highest levels of sportsmanlike behavior.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring a safe, organized, and educational environment.
Job Requirements
• At least 1-2 years prior coaching experience with youth sailors including classroom chalk-talks, on-the-water practices, and regatta coaching.
• Past participation in youth, high school, and/or collegiate programs with a competitive focus.
• Technical experience with Naples Sabot (or other single-handed dinghy) and CFJ (or other double-handed dinghy).
• Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team, foster strong working relationships, and support the efforts of fellow instructors.
• Must be responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic with good judgment and class leadership skills.
• US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor or equivalent certification required
• Current CPR/First Aid certification required
Cameron MacLaren
6201 E. Appian Way
Long Beach CA 90803
United States

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