The Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) Youth Sail Program is sponsored by the MBYC Yacht Club located on Bellevue, Washington’s beautiful Meydenbauer Bay. Started in 1996, the MBYC Youth Sailing Program continues to thrive, providing as many as 290 youth sailors per season, the opportunity to learn boating safety as they experience the independent challenge and joy of sailing.
MBYC offers one week youth sailing programs from mid June until the end of August each year. Our program is open to young people from 8 to 18 years old with a variety of sailing experience from none to very experienced. Our sail program participants sign up to sail either Optimist Prams, Vanguard 15’s and Lasers. Our fleet includes 14 Optimist prams, 6 Vanguard 15’s, and 3 Lasers.
We employee 5 senior instructors per session, each session has approximately 29 program participants. Senior instructors must hold a current USSA Sailing Level 1 certification. All instructors must also possess a valid Washington State Boater Card in order to legally operate our motorized tenders. Our Senior Instructors report directly to our Sailing Director. Each program session is also supported by two Junior Instructors whose daily duties are also assigned by the Sailing Director.
Each senior instructor will provide daily “dry land” instruction to our participants (chalk talks) as well as provide rigging, sailing and sail camp duties with a view to providing our program participants with a safe and fun learning experience. Classes are Monday through Friday. A program handbook detailing each week’s activities is followed. Each Senior Instructor will be given a copy of the handbook.
Senior instructors will work a standard 40 hour week. Opportunities for overtime do exist and will be made available to individual Senior Instructions at the discretion of the Sailing Director. Compensation is competitive with other programs in the area.
Applicants for a Senior Instructor Position should send a completed application along with a resume’ to the MBYC Youth Sail Program Chairman at the email address listed below:
MBYC Youth Sail Program Chairman