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Sailing InstructorsOrient Yacht Club, Orient NYThe Orient Yacht Club is seeking Sailing Program Instructors for summer of 2022. We are looking for motivated coaches to take ownership and have the ability to teach from beginner classes to high performance racing skills. Our program includes Optimists, Reachers, Club 420s and keelboats. We have a fun environment to work in! Orient Yacht Club is located at the end of the North Fork of Long Island in Orient Village,10 minutes away from Greenport, NY, and approximately two hours from New York City. Job Details: Mon-Fri, 8 hours a day. Requirements: US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Level 1 certified (or equivalent), Certified to operate a motorboat safely, COVID-19 vaccination with boosters. Please visit for additional information about our sailing program.
Dates of Employment: June 20 to August 20, 2022 (9 weeks)
To apply, please contact Pablo Renna at orientjrsailing@gmail.com05/20/2022
Head Instructor and Sailing InstructorSagamore Junior Sailing, Oyster Bay NYThe Sagamore Junior Sailing Program is accepting applications for Head Sailing Instructor and a Sailing Instructor. The Head Instructor key responsibilities include: maintain a safe, competitive and fun environment for all sailors, supervising sailing instructors and assist the Program Manager in parent communication and regatta management. The Sailing Instructor needs to be friendly, energetic and responsible while coaching 8–16 year-old sailors on the fundamentals of boat rigging and sailing in our fleet of Optimists, Club 420s and RS Fevas. Ideal candidates must be able to effectively coach and motivate sailors to perform well during scheduled daily activities (drills, practice, games and rainy-day activities). Applicants must have minimum of US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor and Safe Powerboat Handling. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age by mid-June 2022. High School and Collegiate experience preferred.
Dates of Employment: June 20 to August 19, 2022.
Email cover letter and resume to: sagamorejuniorsailing@gmail.com05/10/2022
Assistant Sailing Instructor-In-TrainingNorth Shore Yacht Club, Port Washington, NYThe North Shore Yacht Club, founded in 1871, located in Manhasset Bay, Long Island, is seeking an experienced junior sailor who has outgrown the junior program at their club and who wishes to pass along their love of sailing. The assistant instructor-in-training will have an excellent opportunity to learn from our certified Head Instructor and expand their experience. Candidates should be enthusiastic about working with young sailors of all experience levels, be experienced with Optimists and Picos, and be eager to motivate young sailors while providing a fun and safe environment to learn fundamentals and racing skills. First Aid, CPR, and US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certifications are a plus. The position is for full time, Monday-Friday, during four two-week sessions of the season running June 27th through August 20th. The candidate will need to provide their own transportation and be local as no housing will be provided.
Please email a cover letter and resume to Linda Kulla, Junior Sailing Program Director, jrsailing@nsyc.net05/09/2022
Jr. Sailing Program AdministratorCedar Point Yacht Club, Westport CTThis role is responsible for providing administrative support to our Jr. Sailing Program and handling one-on-one communications with Program parents, compiling and sending weekly update to all parents, managing and coordinating regatta registrations/payments/trailering logistics; overseeing and communicating Program calendar and regatta dates, and scheduling summer lessons and clinics outside Jr. Sailing program times. Other responsibilities include helping Club staff/regatta chairs with Jr. Sailing regattas hosted at CPYC, attending key Program events, overseeing daily sailor check-in/check-out and lunch transition period, and ordering all end-of-season sailing trophies. This part-time summer position is in-person, on-site, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:00pm, June 13-August 12. Ideal candidates will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with adults and children, be tech savvy, cheerful, and have 5+ years sailing/racing experience and experience with Jr. Sailing.
Please send resume to juniorsailing@cedarpointyc.org04/12/2022
Media Editor/InternJr Sailing Assn of Long Island SoundThe JSA of LIS is hiring an editor/intern for our social media channels during June - August 2022. As editor, you’ll manage the communications with sailors, families and coaches at youth sailing programs sponsored by the 44 yacht, sailing, community, beach and shore clubs that are members in the JSA. This job will be a great match if you have a gregarious personality to connect with people in our sailing community to encourage them to publish their activities on JSA's social media, website, blog or newsletter, editing material created by others, and creating your own content through reporting, writing and taking pictures/video. You may consider this editor role as a paid internship because former JSA summer editors have received college credit for this work, or have used this job as a springboard to post-college careers in journalism, communications, marketing, digital media and public relations. The editor may reside anywhere in the western Long Island Sound region and work virtually on a part-time or full-time schedule.
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Director of Sailing InstructionLloyd Neck Bath Club, Huntington NYLloyd Neck Bath Club is seeking an outgoing, self-driven, and organized Director of Sailing Instruction. Our club is located in the entryway to Cold Spring and Oyster Bay harbors, with endless views to the west and north to Connecticut. We are a family-friendly legacy club with a full membership and extensive waitlist. You will have the opportunity to design the Junior Sailing Program to fit our sailors needs. The Sailing Program coincides with our day camp (ages 3-11) as well as an organized after-school program. The junior sailing program uses a fleet of Optimists. The Director of Sailing Instruction is responsible for providing a safe, supportive, and encouraging learning environment for all ages. Camp operates from 9:00 to 3:00, Monday through Thursday from June 27 to August 11, with some pre and post days working in the week before and after the program. Salary is commensurate with experience. Basic certifications required include US Sailing Level 1 and Safe Powerboat Handling.
Please email your resume to Corine Perrotta, Waterfront Chair, at seawife76@optonline.net03/29/2022
Sailing InstructorHempstead Harbour Club, Glen Cove NYThe Hempstead Harbour Club is looking for a friendly, energetic, and responsible junior sailing instructor. The Junior Sailing Program plays an essential role in the history and culture of the Hempstead Harbour Club – a small “laid-back” boat club on the shore of Hempstead Harbour in Glen Cove, New York. The program is largely adventure sailing with participation in 3 or 4 regattas by a subset of sailors. The program uses a fleet of Optimists and Fevas, with a few Lasers. Instructors are responsible for providing a safe and supportive, and encouraging learning environment for all sailors. The Junior Sailing Program operates from 9:30 to 3:30, Monday through Thursday from June 27 to August 11 – with staff responsibilities the week before and after the program. Salary is hourly and will be commensurate with experience. All candidates must have appropriate certifications.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jim Scannell at hhcjuniorsailing@gmail.com03/25/2022
Sailing InstructorDarien Junior Sailing, Darien CTDarien Junior Sailing is a non-profit educational institute located at beautiful Weed Beach in Darien CT. We’re seeking an instructor for the 2022 season. We offer sailing lessons with guidance from certified instructors. During the past forty years, our program has developed "lifetime" competent sailors who go on to enjoy racing, and cruising in our coastal waters. Our programs run from mid-June to mid-August, with two sessions of three weeks each and one session for two 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 students with sailing experience. All between the hours of 9 and 4 PM each day. Part-time positions are also available. Qualifications include certification for US Sailing Level 1, Safe Powerboat Handling, CPR and first aid, with a background in dinghy and small boat handling, high school, or collegiate sailing programs.
Please forward resume or email to for consideration.03/24/2022
Junior Sailing Program InstructorShore and Country Club, Norwalk CTThe Shore and Country Club is accepting applications for Junior Sailing Instructors. 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, Fevas and Club 420s. The Program is mid-sized with 40-60 students who range from 8 to 17 years old. 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 who 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. Dates of Employment: mid-June to mid-August 2022. Check out our club website at www.shoreandcountryclub.comPlease email resumes and cover letters to Whitney Hauswirth at membership@shoreandcountryclub.com03/01/2022
Head Instructor and Sailing InstructorsOrienta Beach Club, Mamaroneck NYOrienta Beach Club in is now hiring Sailing Instructors and a Head Instructor for its 2022 Jr. Sailing Program. The OBC Jr. Sailing Program runs for 7 weeks starting the last week of June and ending mid-August. All positions are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The OBC Jr. Sailing Program offers small student-to-instructor ratios with 30-40 students enrolled each summer. Instructors will report directly into the Head Instructor and are responsible for daily land and on-the-water instruction. The OBC fleet includes Optimists, Fevas and Pixels. Classes include a mix of both adventure sailing and racing instruction. Instructors are responsible for maintaining a safe, encouraging learning environment, ensuring all coaching equipment is ready for class and assisting sailors as they rig and prep for the day. On a case-by-case basis, instructors will also travel locally with students for regattas. Successful applicants will have several years sailing experience in a Junior Program or experience managing a Junior Program, as applicable, and be highly-skilled sailors who are reliable, diligent, and great mentors. Certificates required include US Sailing Level 1 or 2, First Aid, CPR, SafeSport, and Safe Powerboat Handling. OBC will reimburse instructors for certificates required for the 2022 season. Wages are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Lunches are supplied. Additional income is possible from private lessons after 4 p.m. and on weekends.
Interested applicants should send a resume and introductory e-mail to by December 10, 2021.03/01/2022
Sailing Instructors and CoachesEcho Bay Yacht Club, New Rochelle NYThe Echo Bay Yacht Club (EBYC) Junior Sailing program is a newly affiliated JSA of LIS club seeking talented sailing instructors for the 2022 season. The program has a number of different components that include beginner, recreational, and racing for sailors from age 8 years and up. Instructors will be assigned to specific sailor groups within the junior sailing program based on ability and its specific needs. The EBYC program is 8 weeks long. Additionally, there is a set up and de-rig week which brings the general term of employment to 10 weeks from June 20th to August 26th. Note, there are additional opportunities to work beyond this term and instructors will be compensated accordingly. Typically, the hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. There may be some additional responsibilities that require working outside this timeframe on occasion. Pay is reflective of experience and ability. Potential instructors are required to have a US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor. This also includes the CPR & First Aid certification, US state boating certification, and US Safe Powerboat Handling certification.
Please send your resume and a brief statement or cover letter of your interest and experience to: aidan.c.disalvo@gmail.com03/01/2022
Sailing Instructors Norwalk Yacht Club, Norwalk CTNorwalk Yacht Club is seeking Sailing Instructors for the 2022 Season. Our program provides 8 weeks of recreational and racing instruction for 8-14 year olds. Our program consists of Opti beginner, Opti Green fleet, Opti race, adventure sailing (Club 420s and Ideal 18s), and Laser race team. We are seeking enthusiastic and knowledgeable sailors who want to teach others as well as improve their own level of sailing. The job is 9 weeks (one prep week and 8 weeks of sailing). Candidates must have a US Sailing Level 1 Certification, US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling, CPR and First Aid. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals should provide their resume and short sailing bio to Sean Palizza at SailingDirector@norwalkyachtclub.com03/01/2022
Lead Instructors and CoachesLarchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont NYLarchmont Yacht Club (LYC) is currently seeking talented, and hard-working individuals to instruct in our junior program for the coming 2022 summer. The LYC Junior Sailing Program takes pride in its ability to create lifelong sailors. LYC's junior sailing program is a large and dynamic program of 200 sailors, 25 JIs and 20 coaches. Any given week there will be sailors from LYC competing all over the Long Island Sound and beyond. We host our annual Larchmont Junior Race Week. Our instructors will be able to participate in our V15 Team Racing weekly, as well as our V15 Team Racing events. We are looking for experienced instructors for all areas of our program, and specifically will be hiring coaches in 2022 for these boat types: Laser, Club 420, Feva, Optimist, and Big Boat. About our program: we run Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (9:00 am - 12:00 pm all instructors coach beginner Optis, then from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm we run our advanced sailing program. Instructors will be required to attend instructor week, junior commissioning and all Larchmont Junior Race Week Events. Instructors who excel will be given opportunities to coach private lessons and coach at away regattas. Qualified instructors can apply to be Lead Instructors that have a leadership role to decide the curriculum, drills and oversee their class. Wages are competitive and based on experience, certifications, and work history. Housing may be provided to the right applicants.
Please fill out an application at this link

Contact Sailing Director Doug Reynolds for any questions
Sailing Instructors Tokeneke Club, Darien CTThe Tokeneke Club is seeking Sailing Instructors for the 2022 summer season. Tokeneke’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, and experience working with junior sailors of all ages and skill levels. Candidates should have great interpersonal skills and be able to teach participants seamanship, sailing theory, and safe boat handling in a fun, safe, and educational environment. Sailing Instructor candidates must have a minimum of US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Certification, Safe Powerboat Handling, CPR, First Aid, and CT Safe Boating license. 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 No phone calls please. 03/01/2022
Sailing Instructors and CoachesAmerican Yacht Club, Rye NYAmerican Yacht Club in Rye, NY is seeking to assemble a team of talented and hardworking people to work with our junior sailors for summer 2022. We are looking for staff who love sailing, sport and being on the water. We are looking for people to augment our instructor team that can inspire our developing sailors to continue to explore and expand their skills. We have multiple opportunities available including, but not limited to, instructors for Optimist, Ideal 18s, Techno 293 (windsurfing), RS Feva, adventure sailing, Club 420, Jr. Big Boat, team race, Laser and a stand-up paddle board. 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. We ask that our coaches have 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. These certifications are required by the beginning of the program and we can offer you guidance on how to complete them in time. Housing may be offered for the right candidates. American YC continues to build a culture of sailors who want to spend a meaningful summer teaching, sailing, playing on the water, inspiring others and building their own skills, while building those of others. Come join us for an amazing summer for you, your team and your sailors.
Please email Kevin Broome at AmericanYCSailing@gmail.com03/01/2022
Sailing Instructors Centerport Yacht Club, Centerport NYCenterport Yacht Club (CYC) is seeking sailing instructors for summer 2022. The CYC Junior Sailing program is designed to develop knowledgeable youth sailors and develop a life-long passion for the sport of sailing and an appreciation for the water. This instructional 7-week program is for beginning through advanced juniors, ranging between the ages of 5 to 17. The program offers instruction in Optimist, Laser, Ideal 18, C420 and Feva dinghies. The program enrolls approximately 50 junior sailors, 7-9 instructors, 2-3 junior instructors and parent volunteers. Applicants should have at least one season of prior instructor experience, or the equivalent, and a strong foundation of sailing skills. Instructors are expected to: Work alongside and build rapport with other staff, member volunteers, and Yacht Club leadership to ensure the successful learning of all sailors, foster a love and respect among sailors for the water, each other, and their equipment, be hard working, organized, honest, and be able to give and receive feedback, maintain a proactive mindset and be attentive to a high level of detail in all facets of the workplace, and exercise sound judgment and decision-making, and assess and mitigate risk. Certifications* US Sailing Level 1 Certification (or international equivalent), and boating, boat handling, and boat rescue license. If you are missing any of the above certifications, training may be available at CYC in the spring of 2022. Competitive salary is based on experience. Daily lunch is provided. Housing may be available for long-distance/international instructors. Opportunities to race will be available on Huntington Bay and Northport Bay with the popular keelboat racing community of Ensigns, J/80s, J/105s, Stars and many PHRF boats.
Please send your cover letter, resume, copies of your certifications and two references to: CYC Jr. Sailing Chair at and rcommodore@centerport-yc.org03/01/2022