Summer Sailing Coach/Instructor

San Diego Yacht Club
1011 Anchorage Ln
San Diego, CA 92106
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Housing Provided
From $16.30 To $24.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
          The San Diego Yacht Club is seeking instructors and coaches for all levels of our program, from learn-to-sail classes to our competitive racing teams. SDYC proudly maintains one of the most prestigious Junior Sailing Programs on the West Coast, training with hundreds of youth sailors throughout the year. Our program operates out of a world class waterfront facility with a full-time equipment maintenance staff, over 80 club-owned boats, and large privately owned fleets.

Our Summer Program will begin with a staff training session June 12th – 16th, and end August 11th totaling eight weeks of coaching instruction. While our program would allow for flexibility regarding start dates, coaches must be able to commit to at least 6 weeks of the summer. Classes meet Monday- Friday, 8:30am to Noon and 1pm to 4:30pm, with some additional travel days to regional events. In the AM, we hold our introductory level courses in CFJs and Naples Sabots. Our afternoon program offerings include learn-to-race classes, Adventure Sailing (non-racing), and advanced racing in Sabots, Lasers, C420s, CFJs, 29ers, and J22’s.

San Diego has a vibrant sailing community with plenty of opportunities for coaches to continue racing while they are coaching during the summer and interact with club members. There are seemly endless opportunities to enhance your personal sailing career while enjoying the summer in sunny San Diego!


Job Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Potential for provided housing.
  • Provided staff lunches.
  • Additional income through private coaching.
  • Great networking opportunities with SDYC’s large membership base.

Job Requirements
Job Responsibilities:
• Maintain a safe, fun, and educational environment for youth sailors of all age groups.
• Teach the fundamentals of sailing, racing, seamanship, and sportsmanship.
• Aid in maintaining club owned assets and equipment, both through use as a staff member and in teaching Junior’s sailors to respect facilities and equipment.
• Work in a team of instructors to provide the highest quality of sailing instruction and racing practice possible.
• Provide good customer service to SDYC members, participants of the Junior Program, and their families.
Job Requirements: All coaches should have these certifications, an equivalent or be willing to obtain prior to start date.
• A valid US Sailing Level One Instructor Certification
• CPR/AED and First Aid certification
• NSABLA-Approved Safe Boating Certificate (CA Boaters Card)
• Safe Sport Certification
• Strong References to character and sailing experience/ability.
Erik Hallback
1011 Anchorage Ln
San Diego CA 92106
United States
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