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TitleJSA Member ProgramDescriptionJob ContactLast Updated
Sailing InstructorsShore and Country Club, Norwalk CTThe Shore and Country Club is accepting applications for sailing instructors for its Jr. Sailing program. The club is seeking enthusiastic and committed sailors who love to sail and want to share that love with new and returning sailors. The junior program has a fleet of Optimists, multiple new RS Fevas and Club 420s. Sailors in the program will range from 8 to 17 years. Our program is mid sized with 40-60 students. Sailing Instructors need to be excellent communicators and teachers who love being around children. Instructors need to have significant experience as a sailor and as a competitor. We want our instructors to have an infectious personality that can pass on their love of sailing to the beginning sailor and the seasoned veteran. Experience as an instructor is preferred. All candidates must have U.S. Sailing Level 1 Certificate, U.S. Powerboating Safe Handling Certification and current First Aid and CPR at the start of the season. Compensation: The Sailing positions are full-time for 8 weeks. All positions have competitive rates based on experience. Performance Bonus at season's end. Housing is not available. Dates of Employment: mid-June to mid-August 2021
Please send resume/cover letter to Isaac at gm@shoreandcountryclub.com06/06/2021
Sailing InstructorsCenterport Yacht Club, Centerport NYThe Centerport Yacht Club located on the North Shore of Long Island is seeking additional Sailing Instructor candidates for its seven week 2021 Jr. Sailing program. Our program is mid-sized (40 to 55 Junior Sailors). We sail Optimists, Fevas, Lasers, C420s and Ideal 18s. All candidates must have US Sailing Level 1, Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate, US Sailing/US Powerboating-Safety, New York State/NASBLA Safe Boating Card, valid First Aid/CPR/AED. Compensation is competitive and based on experience, certification and prior work history. Lunch is provided for all instructors. Dates of employment are late June to mid-August.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Dina Bevilaqua: clubmgr@centerport-yc.org and also Junior Sailing Committee: jrsailchair@centerport-yc.org06/01/2021
Head Instructor, Sailing Instructors and Race CoachesNorthport Yacht Club, Northport NYNorthport Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program is seeking Sailing Instructors/Race Coaches for the 2021 summer season. Only applicants that are currently living in the USA or can guarantee a Visa from their country will be considered. The Northport Yacht Club (NYC) is located in New York on the Long Island Sound. Northport’s Junior Sailing Program is a well-established and respected program providing sailing instruction for beginners through advanced racing sailors ages 6-17. NYC’s program is comprised of 60-70 junior sailings including our Harbor Rookies. Our junior program staff includes a total of 8 sailing instructors – one head instructor, 3 race coaches and 4 Opti instructors and other non-race class instructions. All instructors report to the Head Instructor who reports to the Junior Sailing Chair. The summer season begins mid-June and runs through mid-August. NYC’s training boat fleet consists of Optimists, Club 420s, Lasers, Fevas, and Ideal 18s. NYC’s race teams are highly competitive competing in local JSA of LIS 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 previous racing experience is required for Race Coach position. Head Instructor experience required for Head Instructor position. Certificate Requirements: US Sailing Level 1 or Level 2, Safe Powerboat Handling or equivalent international certificates for non-U.S. residents, current CPR and First Aid. All certificates must be complete by the start date of the program. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information regarding Northport Yacht Club, please visit https://www.northportyachtclub.com
Please forward resumes to Jrsailingnpt@gmail.com05/26/2021
Sailing Instructor / Coach
Black Rock Yacht Club, Black Rock CTBlack Rock YC is seeking one additional sailing instructor/coach for the 2021 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 USODA Optimist, Club 420 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 2021.
Send cover letter and resume to cbstarr9@gmail.com and to DLent@CantorColburn.com05/16/2021
Intermediate Sailing InstructorCity Island Junior Sailing, Bronx NYCity Island Junior Sailing looking for an experienced Intermediate Instructor for our 2021 Summer Junior Sailing Program June 22-August 14, 2021. Located at City Island Yacht Club on scenic City Island in the Bronx, we are now entering our fourth year sailing Optimists, Club 420s, RS Fevas and Lasers. We are a dedicated sailing/racing program for children 8-16, and we have many campers who return year after year, so you will be building on years of training. Experience with beginner to race level Optimist, RS Feva a plus. Travel to local regattas. US Sailing Level 1 Instructor certification required. Extremely competitive pay, depending on experience; plus SSI, Medicare and Workmen’s Comp. Expected hours are 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Mon - Fri.
Contact Ira Bigeleisen, Program Director, by email city.island.jr.sailing@gmail.com or phone/text 818-620-253405/10/2021
Sailing InstructorsSagamore Junior Sailing, Oyster Bay NY
Sagamore Junior Sailing is hiring sailing instructors who will coach 8-16 year olds in two and four week programs on the fundamentals of sailing and racing for our Optimist, C420 and Blue Jay fleets. Ideal candidates must be able to effectively coach and motivate sailors to perform well during schedule daily activities (drills, practice, games, free time and rainy days). Applicants should have minimum of US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor, Safe Powerboat Handling, CPR and First Aid certification. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age by June 20, 2021. High School and Collegiate experience preferred. Dates of Employment: June 21 to August 20, 2021.
Email cover letter and resume to: sagamorejuniorsailing@gmail.com04/27/2021
Sailing InstructorsRiverdale Yacht Club, Bronx NYThe Riverdale Yacht Club is located on the Hudson River in the Bronx, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. We are looking for experienced US Sailing Level 1 certified instructors for our Junior Sailing Program. Started 10 years ago, our successful program continues to expand. In 2021 we will offer youth sailing classes on Optimist, Laser, 420 and 29ers. Adult sailing classes are also offered on 420s, and Lasers, and on a Capri 22. The program starts June 12th and will run for 6 to 8 weeks. We offer competitive compensation, and will provide housing. Sailing instructors must be able to teach safety, boat handling, sailing theory, and respect for currents, tides, and commercial vessels, to students in Optis, Lasers, and/or 420's. Position requirements: +Develop lesson plans for classroom, hands-on rigging, on-the-water sailing exercises, and fun on-shore activities. +Teach basic racing theory and techniques as the junior sailors develop their boat handling skills. +Organize mini-regattas for the students toward the end of the program, with emphasis on completing the course safely. +Instructor candidate must demonstrate strong leadership qualities, and encourage mutual respect. We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates who will make a major contribution to our Junior Sailing Program.
Please email a cover letter and resume to dtaft.friedman@gmail.com 04/22/2021
Head Instructor and Sailing/Waterfront InstructorsBeach Point Yacht Club, Mamaroneck NYBeach Point Yacht Club, in Mamaroneck NY, is seeking a Head Instructor and Sailing/Waterfront Instructors for the 2021 Summer Season. The mission of our Program is to provide a safe, fun, educational and COVID compliant environment for juniors to grow to appreciate the Long Island Sound. Instructors will lead waterfront fun in kayaks, catamarans, paddle boards and Optis. Harbor tours in the club’s power boats, fishing, snorkeling and excursions in bigger boats is part of the experience. While this is not a traditional sailing program, children wishing to sail recreationally or competitively will have the option. The sailors will range from 7 to 15 years of age.
– The Head Instructor will be responsible for supervising the sailing instructors and maintaining a safe, well ordered, and fun-filled environment for our campers.
– The Sailing Instructors will be enthusiastic and committed sailors who love to sail and want to share that love with a new generation of campers.
Each position is a full-time salaried position for 9 to 10 weeks. Instructors may have the ability to pick up additional coaching hours after the camp day or on weekends. All candidates must have the US Sailing Level 1 Certificate (and the Head Instructor the Level 2 Certificate), Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate and current First Aid and CPR. Lunch is provided.
Please email a cover letter and resume to sam@beachpointclub.org04/02/2021
Sailing Instructor / CoachNoroton Yacht Club, Darien CTNoroton Yacht Club is located in Darien CT with a short sail to open water on Long Island Sound. The Noroton Yacht Club Jr. Sailing Program takes pride in giving our sailors the education they need to have successful sailing and racing skills for a lifetime. Noroton Yacht Club is seeking Instructors for the summer of 2021 beginning in mid-June and running through mid-August. Applicants should be enthusiastic to teach learn-to-sail for beginners as well as coach advanced racing sailors. Applicants must have a minimum of US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor as well as CPR and First Aid certification. Applicants should be experienced in racing Optis, Fevas, Lasers, or C420s. Big Boat experience is a plus. Team racing experience is a plus. Dates of employment: June 14th – August 13th 2021.
Please send resume to Connor Brady at sailingdirector@norotonyc.org
03/30/2021
Sailing InstructorDarien Junior Sailing, Darien CTDarien Junior Sailing is looking for one more certified sailing instructor at our non-profit educational organization located on beautiful Weed Beach in Darien CT. Our program has developed sailors for 40 years producing “lifetime” competent sailors who go onto enjoy small boat racing, pleasure or large boat sailing, and cruising in our coastal waters. We offer sailing lessons with guidance from certified instructors during our summer programs during mid-June to mid-August. We offer two sessions of two weeks each. And one session for three weeks at season’s end in August. We offer instruction on the Optimists for 9 to 12-year-olds, two sessions a day, and Club 420 sessions in the afternoon for 12 to 18-year-olds with sailing experience. All between the hours of 9 and 5pm each day. Qualifications for our instructors include: A kid friendly attitude, with a background in dinghy and small boat handling [preferably from high school or collegiate sailing programs]. US Sailing Level 1 instructor certification, with current CPR and first aid, Safe Boating Certificate valid in Connecticut. First-year Level 1 candidates will also need the Safe Powerboat Handling certificate that confirms satisfactory completion of on-water powerboat skills training.
Forward resume or cover letter to dariensailing@gmail.com03/18/2021
Sailing InstructorsRoton Point Association, Rowayton CTRoton Point Association is currently accepting applications for Sailing Instructors for the 2021 season! We are seeking well-rounded instructors who are committed to sharing their love of sailing, including college sailors with a passion for racing. We have a growing group of young sailors who are eager to gain more racing experience and expand their skill set in Optimists, O’pen Skiffs, RS Fevas, and Hobie Cats. We would like to create a team of instructors who can work together to build confidence on the water and encourage our Junior Sailors to grow with the sport. Our program runs for eight weeks, starting in mid-June and ending in mid-August, with opportunities for private lessons extending later into the season. Requirements include: CPR/First Aid, US Sailing Level 1 or 2 certifications, safe boating certificate and US Safe Powerboat Handling Course.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to office@rotonpoint.org03/15/2021
Sailing InstructorsDouglaston Club, Douglaston NYThe Douglaston Club, located on the Queens/Nassau border of Long Island, is looking for enthusiastic, responsible individuals to coach in our summer junior sailing program. Our program is mid-sized (35-50 junior sailors) and we sail Optimist, Laser, O'pen Skiff, and Club 420 boats. Kayaks, stand up paddle boards & other on-the-water gear are used in our Adventure Program. Love of sailing is required as well as common sense and good judgment. Requirements for Instructors: current Level 1 US Sailing and Safe Powerboat Handing, CPR & First Aid. Equivalent international certifications may be accepted for non-US resident instructors. Housing is not available. Our program runs from mid-id June to mid-August 2021.
Please email resumes to John Veneziano at gm@douglastonclub.com 03/14/2021
Sailing InstructorsTokeneke Club, Darien CTTokeneke’s junior sailing program is a well-established, reputable and growing program that provides sailing instruction for junior sailors of varying experiences levels, ranging in age from 8 to 13 years old. Tokeneke offers an intensive 6-week program from late June through early August, comprised of on-the-water training with a fleet of Optimists and Pixels, in conjunction with on-land “chalk talk” instruction. Successful candidates should have a genuine passion for sailing and instruction, inclusive of extensive experience working with junior sailors of all ages and skill levels. Furthermore, candidates should possess the ability to plan and deliver programming, with a focus on teaching participants seamanship, sailing theory, and safe boat handling, in a fun, safe, and educational environment. Ideal candidates will also be adroit communicators, adept problem solvers, and proactive leaders with the ability to engage and inspire young sailors through enthusiastic and innovative instructional techniques and lesson planning. Candidates should possess the following certifications prior to the start of the season: US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Certification, Safe Powerboat Handling, CPR, First Aid, and Safe Boating certificate valid in CT. Applicants with college-level sailing experience are preferred. Compensation for qualified candidates is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to General Manager, James M. Reisig, CCM at jreisig@tokenekeclub.org. No phone calls please. 03/10/2021
Experienced Sailing InstructorCedar Point Yacht Club, Westport CTCedar Point Yacht Club (CPYC) is seeking an additional, experienced Sailing Instructor for the 2021 program. Under the guidance of our new Program Director and renowned coach Tino Galan, we seek a racing-oriented instructor who has a willingness to learn. Instructors work with a team of ten US Sailing certified instructors. Founded in 1887, CPYC is located on Long Island Sound in Westport, CT. We are a club made up of volunteers committed to the sport of sailing. The mission of CPYC’s Junior Sailing Program is to introduce Jr. Sailors to the joy of sailing and the thrill of sailboat racing. All classes focus on basic boat handling, seamanship, and sportsmanship, while building racing performance and tactical skills. We strive to develop teamwork, individual initiative, responsibility, and environmental stewardship. CPYC runs an eight-week summer program from mid-June to mid-August with approximately 100 junior sailors. We sail and race Optimist, Feva, Club 420, Laser Radial, and Laser Standard. We also offer a Jr. Big Boat Program for our older sailors. CPYC hosts several Jr. Regatta’s throughout the season. All Jr. Sailing staff attend a paid one-week training session prior to the start of the program. Compensation is competitive, we pay overtime, guaranteed weather days, and provide the option to do private lessons for additional income.
Submit your resume to juniorsailing@cedarpointyc.org attention Brian Joyce 03/05/2021
Sailing Instructors and Race CoachesStamford Yacht Club, Stamford CTStamford Yacht Club is seeking talented, dedicated, unique and hard-working individuals to work in our junior sailing program for the 2021 summer season. Coaches will work alongside the head instructor and full-time sailing director. SYC is accepting applications for the following positions: Beginner/ Intermediate Opti Instructor, Opti Race Coach, Beginner/Intermediate Doublehanded Instructor (Feva/C420), Recreational sailing coach, and Laser Race Coach. Applicants should have a passion for all kinds of sailing; a concern for safety and respect for the water; a maturity and professionalism to work with fellow instructors, staff, parents, and sailors of all ages; an ability to communicate with sailors, their parents, supervisors and club management. Stamford Yacht Club has a rich sailing tradition and an active Junior sailing program of approximately 85 children ranging from 6 to 17 years old. Our Opti, Fevas, C420, and Laser teams compete throughout Long Island sound and New England. We offer programs for intermediate and advanced sailors using Hobie Waves, RS Fevas, Ideal 18s as well as big boats. We have a well-maintained fleet of 12 inflatable RIBs and Boston Whalers. Compensation is competitive and based on experience, certifications and prior work history; Potential end-of-season performance bonus; Private lesson opportunities.
Please email your resume and cover letter to sailingdirector@stamfordyc.com03/02/2021
Sailing Instructors and CoachesAmerican Yacht Club, Rye NYAmerican Yacht Club is seeking to fill out our team of talented and hardworking people to work with our junior sailors for summer 2021. We have two positions available and are looking for people who love sailing and are comfortable coaching multiple types of boats, included but not limited to Optimist, Techno 293 (windsurfing), RS Fevas, Hobie Waves, Ideal 18s, Stand Up Paddleboards and O'pen Skiffs. Wages are competitive and will be based on experience, certifications and work history. Additional compensation opportunities are available, such as private lessons, adult lessons, race committee and private coaching. CPR, SafeSport, HeadsUp, First Aid and US Sailing Level 1 or 2 certifications, safe boating certificate (home state) as well as US Safe Powerboat Handling Course are required by the beginning of the program. Housing may be offered for the right candidate. American YC continues to build a culture of sailors that want to teach, inspire others and build their own skills. Come join us for an amazing summer!
Please email Kevin Broome at AmericanYCSailing@gmail.com03/01/2021
Optimist & Adventure InstructorsPort Washington Yacht Club, Port Washington NYPort Washington Yacht Club is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Optimist & Adventure Instructor positions in the 2021 season. Applicants should possess a passion for sailing, a concern for safety on the water and be able to demonstrate a maturity and professionalism to work with fellow instructors, staff, parents and sailors of all ages. The ability to communicate with sailors, their parents, supervisors and club management is key. All instructors will have extensive parent interaction and will work with our Sailing Director to develop sailors and prepare teams to be race ready. We have an extensive fleet of support boats and resources available to instructors and a supportive membership. Compensation is competitive and based on experience and skill. All positions require US Sailing Level 1, Safe Powerboat Handling, First Aid and CPR certifications. First year instructors are expected to complete this training prior to the start of the program. Dates of employment: mid-June to mid-August 2021.
Please email resume and intended coaching group to: jrsailing@pwyc.com02/25/2021
Program Director and Sailing Instructors Sea Cliff Yacht Club, Sea Cliff NY
Sea Cliff Yacht Club is accepting applications for Program Director and Sailing Instructors. SCYC provides a dynamic junior sailing program for beginner and advanced sailors ranging in age from 8-16. Boats include Optimist, Laser, RS Feva and Club 420. Positions are salaried, full-time for 8 weeks beginning mid-June ending mid-August.
- The Program Director will have strong leadership and management skills, a passion for sailing, and significant experience working with children. Responsibilities include: Manage the program in accordance with best practices; Design and coordinate appropriate and engaging activities for the junior sailors when they are not able to be on the water; Communicate with parents on a regular basis; Train, schedule, supervise and evaluate instructional staff; Implement a quality assurance/safety program to assure best practices in vessel operation, instruction and safety; Monitor and maintain all jr sailing club owned vessels and equipment; Work closely with Jr Sailing chairs on program preparation and on going operations; Have proper certifications such as US Sailing Level 3 Head Instructor or higher, US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling, CPR/First Aid.
- Sailing Instructors will have solid personal sailing experiences and have a strong patience and desire to share their experience with young sailors. Instructors participate in regattas as needed along the Long Island Sound. Sailing Instructors must have a minimum Level 1 Sailing Instructor Certification, SCYC sponsor and may require Level II dependent on the instructor's role. A US Powerboat Safe Handling Certification along with current First Aid and CPR will also be required at the beginning of the season. Salaries are competitive and lunch is provided.
Please email a cover letter and resume to juniorsailing@seacliffyc.org 02/24/2021
Sailing Instructors and CoachesSeawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, Oyster Bay NYSeawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, a member of the JSA of Long Island Sound, is seeking for an enthusiastic and creative coaches who can create and maintain a positive learning environment for our Junior Summer sailing program participants, to work with the following classes: Adventure Boating, Beginner Optimist, Advanced Optimist and Club 420 classes. Applicants must have at least 3 year’s experience coaching, feel comfortable teaching basic sailing fundamentals and developing racings skills. We are looking for passionate individuals who are reliable, energetic and work well with kids and others coaches. Safety is extremely important for Seawanhaka, and so it should be for any applicant. College age (18+) and ONLY local US based applicants. Job Requirements: Certifications in CPR, First Aid, US Sailing Level 1, Safe Boating (home state), and US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling Course or USCG license are required before the beginning of the program (or equivalent for foreign applicants). Applicants are expected to be professional, punctual, and serve as positive role models for the sailors. Creating an effective and adequate curriculum and implementing it through daily lesson plans is a must. Wages are competitive and will be based upon experience, certifications, and work history. Additional compensation opportunities available for private lessons, adult lessons, and private coaching. Employment period will be from mid-June to mid-August. Interviews are now being scheduled.
Please e-mail your resume to: juniorclub@seawanhaka.org 02/09/2021
Sailing Instructors and Race CoachesThe WaterFront Center, Oyster Bay NYThe WaterFront Center (WFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Oyster Bay, New York. We provide access to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor and Long Island Sound through our marine education programs, recreational and instructional sailing programs, paddleboard, kayak and sailboat rentals, and through harbor tours aboard our National Historic Landmark oyster sloop CHRISTEEN. Our junior fleet consists of new c420s, Optimists, new Sonars, Hobie Waves, and Hobie Getaways. We are looking for full-time sailing race coaches and instructors for our 2021 summer program season! We are looking for Race Coaches for our Opti Green fleet, Opti RWB fleet and c420 fleet. Classes run from the middle of June through the middle of August and range from beginning sailing to racing. Responsibilities include: Instruction in our youth summer camps (weekend regattas if you are a Race Coach); Race Coaches will be only working with our race teams; Occasional help in our adult programs, when needed; Necessary seamanship skills (upkeep of boats, equipment, and facilities); Help prepare and plan activities, chalk talks, etc. each day; Able to work June 14th to August 21st; Other responsibilities considered necessary to meet the goals of The WaterFront Center. Qualifications: Self-motivated team player, Must be at least 16 years old; Strong background and experience in sailing; Previous experiences in instructing/coaching sailing and a commitment to teaching is preferred; Must hold US Sailing Level 1 certification or International equivalent; Must hold current CPR/First Aid and Powerboat Handling certifications. Compensation is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should send a work resume and sailing resume via email to george@thewaterfrontcenter.org02/04/2021
Sailing DirectorRocky Point Club, Old Greenwich CTRocky Point is a small, family-oriented club that first opened in 1927. Located in Old Greenwich, CT on the Long Island Sound, the club has a long history of enthusiastic amateur sailing. We have a very active Optimist, Feva, Laser and Ideal 18 junior sailing program for 40-50 children ranging in age from 6-16 years. We also have an Ideal 18 adult sailing program that runs two evenings a week with a Saturday regatta series. We are currently hiring a Sailing Director for summer 2021. This person will lead our junior and adult programs with a focus on teaching sailing in a safe and fun environment while following US Sailing guidelines. This is a seasonal position that runs from early-June through mid-August. Compensation is competitive based on prior experience and sailing certifications, with potential end-of-season performance bonus and private lesson opportunities. Responsibilities: Supervise all sailing instruction and curriculum development for the junior and adult programs; Supervise 5 to 6 sailing instructors and manage all staff schedules; Participate in on/off water teaching and mentoring; Staff the race committee for the annual Rocky Breakwater Cup and Saturday regatta series; Communicate program updates to the Rocky Board and junior sailing parents; Keep the club fleet of Ideals, Optis, Fevas and runabouts in safe, working condition; Ensure safety of all program participants and staff on land, docks and water; Foster a love of sailing and community. Qualifications: Three years of sailing instruction, with prior sailing program management experience a plus; US Sailing Level 1 (or higher) instructor certification; Current CPR and first aid training; US Safe Powerboat Handling certification with smallboat handling experience; Strong organization and communication skills; Friendly, approachable and able to relate to children and parents.
Interviews are now being scheduled. Please email your resume and cover letter to jrsailing@rockypointclub.com01/23/2021