Summer Sailing Instructors

Job Posted 3/11/2024
St. Francis Yacht Club
700 Marina Blvd.
United States
Summer Only
Summer Only
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Charitable / Not for Profit
Job Start Date
Job End Date
$20.00 to $25.00 Per Hour
Job Description


The mission of St. Francis Yacht Club is to serve as the inspirational center

of boating activities regionally, and a leader of yachting internationally.

We honor camaraderie, sportsmanship, tradition and the maritime heritage

of San Francisco in a premier yachting environment.

Club Overview

Founded in 1927, St. Francis Yacht Club is steeped in over 90 years of yachting traditions. From the beginning, St. Francis Yacht Club’s membership has included many of the Bay Area’s most prominent citizens and greatest sailors. The Club’s annual regatta schedule is one of the most active in the world. Both physically beautiful and naturally demanding, the Bay provides a racer with the ultimate in wind, current and weather conditions for truly competitive, exciting sailing.

Adjacent to the Marina District, the clubhouse provides a boating and social venue for members and their guests, featuring deep-water guest docks, outstanding dining amenities and incredible vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The Club boasts a professional staff, excellent dining rooms, inviting bars and spectacular private party facilities, not to mention extensive experience in accommodating regattas of all kinds and sizes.

In addition to the city-based clubhouse, Tinsley Island is our private slice of paradise, located 60 miles up the Delta from St. Francis Yacht Club. This 40-acre oasis is accessed by a Club-owned launch or private boat and offers a year-round getaway for our members, featuring dockage and houseboats, on-island lodging and kitchen facilities, a swimming pool, small boat fleet for member use and a variety of other diversions in a rustic, relaxing setting.

Position: Summer Sailing Instructors

Department: Sailing

Reports to: Sailing Director

Type: Part time, seasonal

Pay: $20 - $25/hour

Job Summary

St Francis Yacht Club, located on beautiful San Francisco Bay is looking for a core group of summer instructors/ counselors. We are looking for a Head Instructor and 4 Instructors.

We offer Monday- Friday sailing camps for beginner and intermediate students June 10- August 9, 2024.

We host four sleep away camps at our Tinsley Island Station. A beautiful island located just outside of Stockton. Daily temperatures are in the 90’s and winds average 10-15kts. Instructors are housed in employee housing during the week and all meals are prepared for the sailors and instructors by a professional camp chef. Instructors are responsible for instructing sailing, as well as all other activities for the sailors while on the island. Instructors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the sailors during their entire stay on the island.

We also offer four weeks of City Front Camps sailed out of our home club in San Francisco. These camps are all-day camps for beginning and intermediate sailors. Daily temperatures are in the 60’s with winds averaging 15-25kts. Class size is limited to 20 sailors, which are broken down into smaller groups to manage the age and skill level of the sailors. Housing is not provided during these weeks.

Candidates must have their US Sailing Level I certification, as well as current CPR/First Aid certifications. Pay is competitive and based on experience. There is also a paid orientation week at the beginning of the summer.

Come spend your summer in San Francisco. There will be little to no weekend work required, so you will be able to enjoy your time off sailing or experiencing all the great opportunities this city offers.

We teach on a fleet of, Teras, Lasers, Feva’s and FJs.

Please email your resume and cover letter and references to: If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. You can find the dates of our summer camps online at


Must uphold the highest level of confidentiality regarding member information, files, and subjects discussed about member information between Membership Director, Chairman and persons related.


Applications are also accepted at All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

As a preeminent member of the international sailing community, St. Francis Yacht Club welcomes members, and their guests from around the world, and we are committed to ensuring that all feel comfortable at our club. We believe by fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion we are engendering the camaraderie, sportsmanship, and respect for tradition which represent our core values. Everyone within our facilities is expected to treat all others with courtesy and respect. We endeavor to grow the sport of boating by creating a welcoming environment for all who share our love of the water and the St. Francis Yacht Club, irrespective of race, ethnicity, religious creed, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or national origin.

Kate Sylvester
700 Marina Blvd.
United States
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