High School Sailing Coach
Status: Seasonal, Part-Time
Date of Last Revision: January 26th, 2016
Courageous Sailing operates an extensive summer program for youth ages 8-18 at three different sites throughout the Boston area. At our main site on Pier 4 in Charlestown Navy Yard we have a five-step program that takes students from basic classes through instructors in training (IIT) as well as a program that provides free sailing and science programming to Boston Public School students. We are also looking for instructors at our Jamaica Pond and Camp Harbor View sites. Our instructors are skilled sailors who act as role models and function well as a team. Please find the descriptions of each step and other summer programs on our website, all for which we are hiring sailing instructors.
- With fellow coaches, plan and carry out a curriculum that will build boat handling, racing, and (for the racing team) rules knowledge and team racing skills.
- Lead team building activities; maintain a positive, supportive, fun, and sportsmanlike environment.
- Supervise safe and effective team practices from a motorboat; provide constructive feedback to sailors.
- Keep records of attendance, daily boat assignments and activities, incidents/injuries, etc.
- Ensure that sailors are taking care of team equipment (drysuits, helmets, etc.) and boats; promptly report any maintenance issues. Prep and put away motorboats.
- Work with Education Director to collect required paperwork from students, follow school policies, and communicate with the coaches of other teams about scheduling races.
- Lead interactive chalk talks; be prepared with indoor activities (rules quizzes, videos, etc.) in case of bad weather.
- Run team races plus up to 3 fleet regattas; hear protests as necessary.
- Travel to up to 4 local championships.
- Excellent dinghy and keelboat sailing and racing skills. Racing coaches must be experienced team racers.
- 1+ years experience as sailing instructor and/or racing coach
- Current First Aid/CPR certification
- US Sailing Level 1 certification; equivalent experience considered
- Flexibility, problem solving skills, organization, and the ability to work with a coaching team
- Extensive experience operating a motorboat and righting capsized dinghies