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MBYC YS Assistant Race Team Coach 2024

Feb 1, 2024: Applications for 2024 Summer Instructors Open

April 1, 2024: Applications are due on

June 8, 2024: Mandatory Instructor Training and Camp Prep Day 

Join us for another great summer at MBYC Youth Sailing. The Instructor team consists of a Sailing Director, an Assistant Director, 8-10 Senior Instructors, 8-10 Junior Instructors and Volunteer Instructors. MBYC YS offers 10 week-long camps between mid-June to August. Instructors work with campers between the ages of 8 to 18 in Opti, Laser, FJ and c420 camps. Friday afternoons are Open Sailing Sessions for all campers and Instructors rotate facilitating that program. We look forward to receiving your application and having you join us this summer. 

Responsibilities and Duties

-       Assistant Coach at race team 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday

-       Provide coaching at Youth Circuit Regattas when there is sufficient demand

-       Provide coaching at Saturday Beginner Milfoil regattas

-       Schedule and provide private lesson hours as needed

-       Weekly boat work, maintenance and organization as required. Approximately 5 hours a week, coordinating with Sailing Director (SD) on tasks

-       As needed, filling in for instructors for camps during their absence

-       Potential to work advanced camps such as 420s or lasers

-       Sign and comply rules included within the MBYC Employee Handbook

-       Communicating and coordinating with SD and Assistant Director (AD) as needed

-       Any other responsibilities or duties assigned by the SD or YS Chairs


-       Small boat sailing knowledge of Opti, FJ, Laser and c420

-       Racing experience preferred

-       Experience towing a trailer 

-       Previous Experience Instructing sailing

Required Certification:

-       US Sailing Level 1 Certification

-       Safesport Certification

-       Washington State Boater Card

-       First Aid and CPR Certification

Reports to: Sailing Director

The MBYC YS Coaching team will consist of the Head Coach and Assistant Coach. The two coaches will work together at practice to implement a safe, effective and fun practice plan for the team each practice day. The coaches may work with separate groups of sailors on the water, but maintain open communication on the water at all times. The coaches will work together at regattas and may split athletes into groups to allow the coaches to provide more coaching to all participants. At out of Seattle regattas, coaches will be reimbursed for travel, meals and lodging. The Head Coach will make any final decisions about practices and regattas.

MBYC Youth Sailing Committee
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