Head Youth Coach with focus on Optimist Race and O’Pen Skiff Adventure sail training
Title: Head Youth Coach
Reports to: Sailing Director
Some admin work using a computer and App. May supervise sailing instructors of college and high school age. Interaction with parents.
Development of young sailors into competitors and competent adventure sailors. Develop and execute individual sailor improvement plans for Opti and O’Pen Skiff sailors, some ILCA Laser transitions and Learn to Sail (LTS). Introduce US Sailing’s Skills Up App to track skill acquisition and retention.
Teach Learn to Race (LTR) programs. Travel to local, regional, and national regattas. Weekday and weekend sailing practices to include bodyweight strength training, maintenance of one’s own boat (you should be able or willing to learn maintenance skills). Regattas scheduled in advance by season. Scheduled time off is appropriate and flexible.
Spring focuses on skill building and individual improvement plans. Early season regattas within Texas are attended. Summer sailing camp sees an influx of novice and intermediate sailors. Summer regattas include hosting the 4 day Texas Youth Race Week. We have an overnight camp, ice cream socials, and cooperative events with nearby clubs. Fall is competition season with state youth and class championships and regattas on most weekends. Winter practices are held on weekends, with competition travel and training camps possible for northern clients.
An 8 acre campus with an impressive 3-story clubhouse, separate harbormaster office with shower facilities, covered cabana for cookout gatherings. We have beach and float launches for dinghies, 5 RIBS, two launch cranes, and two ramps. We have 125 keelboat and dinghy dry storage, and 180 wet slips with 40 covered. A Ten (10) room hotel and dining facilities provide housing for race officials, training cadres, and out of town students and coaches.
Located on North Galveston Bay, our marina facilities are E-W oriented providing three distinct sail training locations just minutes away from launch areas with protected, and open sailing areas. Depth averages 9 feet providing current, and chop to build skills and learn DW surfing technique. Amazing bird and aquatic species are ever present. Brackish water and modest tidal movement.
12 Optis, 4 O’Pen Skiff, 4 Sunfish, 4 ILCA-Laser, 5 C420s, J24, Race ready J29 and Etchells. 5 RIBS.
US Sailing keelboat school in development. Basic Keelboat certification is a plus to your income and your value to our program. Program revenue is tied to bonus compensation.
Houston Yacht Club hosts Texas Youth Sailing, ILCA District 15, and major national and international championships. We are the 2022 hosts of the Youth Radial Worlds (July 23-30). This is a highly competitive area with strong Opti, ILCA-Laser, J22, and J24 fleets.
Houston Yacht Club is the home of the 2021 Collegiate Women’s Singlehanded and the North American ILCA 6 Laser Radial Champion as well as the 2021 US Sailing Chubb Junior National Singlehanded Champion (Smythe Trophy) in the Radial. Two Olympians hail from the club. Two America's Cup campaigns originated here.
Hire competent people, give them the training, resources, and latitude to excel. Invite guest competitors and coaches to learn from while enhancing opportunities for sailors to develop a love for competitive sailing and racing. Work closely with vendors and competitors to improve our offerings.
Limited duration housing available. Salary or wage, 50% of private lessons, performance bonus. Plus ups for regattas and clinics. Total 1st year income should be in the 40’s.
Club members offer fantastic support whether running regattas, fixing equipment, or fundraising. These are sharp people, who lack the stuffiness sometimes found at clubs, and who are genuinely interested in your success while building the program.
US Sailing Level 2 or equivalent, or combination of experience and willingness to obtain. US Citizenship or Legal US Work Permit. Able and willing to pass background check. Valid state driver’s license. Demonstrate ability to safely operate an outboard powered coach boat.
US Sailing Level 3 coach. Some college coursework. OUPV License. Experience working with youth sailors. Interesting Race record.
Contact Charles Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org, (281)-471-1255 ext. 104 or (808)-888-9494.