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Sailing Instructors / Coaches 2022Riverside Yacht Club, Riverside CTThe Riverside Yacht Club’s Junior Program is a well-established and respected program providing sailing instruction for beginners through advanced racing sailors ages 6 – 17yrs. The summer season begins mid-June and runs through mid-August. The Riverside Yacht Club’s training boat fleet consists of Optimists, Club 420s, Lasers, RS Fevas, Hobie Waves, and Ideal 18s. Riverside Yacht Club also offers a highly competitive Junior Big Boat program. Riverside Yacht Club has an active race team competing in local JSA regattas. Successful applicants will be experienced sailors, who are motivated, hardworking, reliable, enthusiastic, diligent, energetic, creative, and able to work well with others. They should be great mentors, excellent communicators, have the skills to create and execute effective and fun lesson plans, maintain safe practices, and above all demonstrate a genuine passion for sailing and teaching kids. Previous racing experience is beneficial. College aged preferred (18 yrs +). Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information regarding Riverside Yacht Club, please visit
Interested applicants should send resumes and an introductory email by November 1, 2021 to the Sailing Director, Samantha Labuzetta, at 09/09/2021
Head Instructor and Sailing Instructors 2022Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford CTStamford Yacht Club is seeking a Head Instructor and Sailing Instructors for the 2022 Summer season. We are seeking instructors for our big boat program, Laser and Opti programs. Our youngest sailors (6-8 year of age) in Little Puffs are taught on Ideal 18s in the morning. We have a comprehensive four level Opti program, including Opti racing. Our afternoon session is geared toward the Laser, racing Optis and Adventure sailing. Our Adventure sailing program includes the O'pen Skiff, Hobie Wave, Club 420, Laser, and the Sunfish. We are looking for applicants who have a strong sailing background, with racing experience a plus. We offer a competitive salary with overtime pay and a merit-based bonus, free lunch at our snack bar, cool instructor shirts, swag for returning instructors and your own coach boat. The position will require certification for US Sailing Small Boat Level 1, First Aid and CPR, and Safe Powerboat Handling. The ideal candidate is motivated to teach sailing, is patient with children, creative, and has a positive attitude. Dates of employment are mid-June through mid-August. Working hours for instructors are from 8am to 5pm. The Junior Big Boat instructor will work afternoons, evenings and some weekends.
E-mail a cover letter and resume to Lawrence McGrath at Sailingdirector@stamfordyc.com09/07/2021
Sailing Instructors / Coaches 2022Black Rock Yacht Club, Black Rock CTBlack Rock YC is seeking sailing instructor/coaches for the 2022 summer season. Our goal is for our children to truly have fun when sailing and thus develop a life-long love of sailing and life-long friendships. We offer both high quality racing instruction and also offer a fun “adventure” track. BRYC also offers tennis, swimming and diving for juniors (so not everyone is focused on sailboat racing). Our “Salty Dog” program beginning at age 5 have also been a huge success as a “pre-Opti” prep. We also offer a hybrid “Salty Opti” class for 6-7 year old beginners for a total of five levels of Opti classes. Applicants who sail in high school or college and who have strong private team, high school, USODA Optimist, Club 420, i420 or Laser racing backgrounds are preferred. We offer a competitive salary, with overtime pay, and a merit-based bonus. Must be enthusiastic, great with children, professional, self-motivated and extroverted. Dates of Employment: mid June - mid August 2022.
Email cover letter and resume to and Michelle DeMartino michelledemartino@hotmail.com08/18/2021
Sailing Instructors 2022Pequot Yacht Club, Southport CTPequot Yacht Club seeks sailing instructors for the 2022 Summer Season! We create lifelong sailors in a fun environment that focuses on friendships and teamwork through sailing Optimists, O'pen Skiffs, RS Fevas, Club 420s, Lasers and big boats. Competitive salary, overtime, perks like lessons, lunch, reimbursement for training, shirts, plus a merit bonus. Dates of employment June 2022 through August 2022. Check out our website at

Email your cover letter and resume to TeamPequot@gmail.com08/13/2021