St. Francis Yacht Club is looking for Summer Instructors!
St Francis Yacht Club, located on beautiful San Francisco Bay is looking for a core group of summer instructors. We are looking for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level coaches.
We offer Monday- Friday sailing camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced students June 14 – August 13, 2021.
We will offer 3 – three-week City Front Camps sailed out of our home club in San Francisco. These camps are all-day camps for beginning and intermediate sailors. Daily temperatures are in the mid 60’s with winds averaging 15-25kts. Class size is limited to 20 sailors, which are broken down into smaller groups to manage the age and skill level of the sailors.
Come spend your summer in San Francisco. There will be no weekend work required, so you will be able to enjoy your time off sailing or experiencing all the great opportunities this City offers.
We have a fleet of RS Teras, RS Fevas, Lasers, FJs, and 420s.
To apply, please see our job ad HERE
The St. Francis Yacht Club is one of the esteemed yacht clubs of the world, steeped in tradition but known for innovation. Our members are sailors, racers, cruisers and stewards of the sea. With a clubhouse on the shores of San Francisco Bay and a private island in the Sacramento Delta, our members enjoy on-water activity and camaraderie year-round.
Hotchkiss Sailing began in 1931. A long tradition for sure, but one that is continually evolving, growing stronger and fostering team. Our motto is “Remember Why You Love this Sport.” We sail fast and we sail fair.
Sailing is a self-governing and self-disciplined sport. While we are not afraid to protest we do not use the protest as an offensive weapon. We sail within the rules but know them very well.
Sailing at Hotchkiss is a spring sport. We begin our season in Florida for a weeklong clinic organized and coordinated by the coaching staff. We use the days to practice boat speed and boat handling and the evenings to bond as a team and to learn tactics and rules. When we arrive on campus after our spring break we hope Lake Wononscopomuc is ice-free. We begin our lake practices the day after (or the day of) ice out. Needless-to-say, drysuits and several layers of warm clothes are necessary and required.
We practice four-days a week and compete on the weekends. Practices are designed to isolate a specific skill (mark rounding, mark trap, pass back, etc.) for each ability level or to race as a fifteen-boat fleet. We usually have 28-30 sailors on the team with 8 on the varsity team, 10-12 on the JV team and 8-10 on the instructional squad Our weekend regattas are either home or away with some of our competitions several hours away. We usually sail three or four other teams each weekend day in a best of three or five team race format. High school team racing is three vs. three.
We often have graduate sailors join us in Florida or for a day or two on the water. It is gratifying to see the interaction between an All-American college sailor and a young sailor on The Hotchkiss team! The greatest benefit the team members enjoy, as part of the sailing team is that of camaraderie. Team members, having the opportunity to travel, learn, and sail together as part of team racing competition, not only develop advanced sailing techniques but also form several close friendships. The advantages of training as a team are that skills are shared and the learning curve is accelerated among all team members.
The Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS) is seeking a full time, seasonal captain to run an afternoon and evening outing for approximately 2 hours each on our Tartan 4000 sailboat. Primary responsibly would be to run the Tartan 4000 for evening cruises with a SEAS crew member aboard for assistance and a maximum of 6 passengers. For more information and to apply, please see the job ad HERE.
WHAT KIND OF SCHOOL ARE WE?
So what do we define as a successful sailing course? In order of priority: safety, fun, and learning. Generally, there are two kinds of sailors – racers and cruisers. We are not a racing school. Our education focuses more on safety and cruising. This does not mean we will not teach you how to get your boat to go fast; we simply do not prioritize it. The course is successful to us if you learn how to safely operate a boat and have a great time doing it.
WHY DO WE DO IT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. WHY TRUST US?
INSTRUCTOR : STUDENT RATIO
Our 3:1 student to instructor ratio is the lowest around. That means you get more tiller time and more bang for your buck.
The Rainbow 24’ is the best boat around for basic sailing instruction. The Annapolis Sailing School, in coordination with famous boat designers Sparkman & Stephens, built it specifically for that purpose. Being the first in the industry has its benefits.
AN UNBEATABLE LOCATION
Not only are we located in the sailing capital of the country, just a little over 2 miles from downtown, but we also have the best spot in Annapolis. Located at the mouth of Back Creek, our marina is protected from the elements but doesn’t require a lengthy motor to get out into open water. With no long creeks to navigate, students, renters, and members are quickly on the Chesapeake Bay.
THE LONGEST RECORD OF TEACHING SAILING
Before there was the American Sailing Association, before there was U.S. Sailing. Before there were charter companies, there was the Annapolis Sailing School. Established in 1959, we have had a lot of opportunities to learn from our students. With this knowledge we have established what is known as ‘The Annapolis Way’ of teaching sailing.
The Annapolis Way maximizes hands-on, on-the-water instruction, while providing students the necessary amount of theory. This allows students to learn skills physically while also giving them the theoretical basis to continue to learn on their own. We will be the first to say we can’t teach you everything about sailing, but we will provide you with the foundation on which you can continue to grow your sailing skills safely.
Sail1Design is thrilled to partner with Lenam, a Spanish builder of the International 420, and to help offer these boats to sailors in the USA. Lenam has a long history of boatbuilding and a great deal of experience in the i420 class, and recently the company has made a firm commitment to build very fast, no-compromise, highest-quality, most durable International 420’s on the market. These boats have competed at top i420 events in Europe and performed extremely well. More good news; the boats are priced very competitively, which is GREAT news for this class and our sailors in the USA.
To learn more about a Lenam i420, please contact Sail1Design and we will be more than happy to chat!
The 420 is the most popular double-dinghy in the world. Designed in 1961, about 60,000 boats have been built in all these years.
In Spain, the class is at a great moment. The Cup and Championship of Spain hover around 100 participants each year, there are regattas with lots of participation in all the communities and titles and international recognition is constant.
Lenam Vela Ligera, licensed for manufacture since 1998 has contributed with more than 1300 boats to the 420 class.
At Lenam we make a 420 without haste, with passion. The whole process is studied in detail.
The 420 has a strict regulation regarding the materials to be used in its manufacture. Only polyester resin is allowed, while Sandwich-type construction, which is allowed on Optimist, Europa, Snipe…, is forbidden. From these premises, the quality of the raw materials used in the construction of the 420 Lenam is maximum. The NPG isophthalic gelcoat and the isophthalic polyester resin, both with the highest H.D.T (temperature at which the gelcoat and resin can degrade), allow an elongation and elasticity of the laminated materials unequalled, enduring the harshest sailing conditions and suffering less with collisions than other boats.
The glass fibre used is the mat with powder binder, which avoids osmosis problems and offers better chemical resistance properties than other fibres of lower cost.
These materials are much more expensive than other permitted materials, but they ensure an unsurpassed quality of finish and a longer life and competitiveness of the boat over time.
It has already been mentioned mentioned that solutions to give rigidity to the hull or sandwich-type deck with P.V.C. foam are not allowed in 420. What is allowed to give consistency to the hull and deck are omega-type reinforcements to be placed according to the criteria of the shipyard. And it is at this point where the 420 Lenam has an important number of original reinforcements, which perfectly combine its minimum weight and maximum rigidity. In addition, the 420 in general for its special shape with a bulky bow, must take special care to make it light in that area, which Lenam achieves with a particular design of omegas in bow, very light and consistent, which at the same time allow it to provide the hull with a center of gravity more backward than its competitors, a fundamental aspect in short wave conditions or with weighty crews.
Once the hull and deck have been laminated, they remain in the mould for a minimum of one week, in a post-curing process at a constant temperature, in order to achieve the necessary degree of rigidity and curing that will provide the definitive dinghy with a long life at full performance.
And if the materials to be used are very limited, as we have commented in the 420 rules, on the other hand the water lines of the class allow tolerances that give a lot of game. Lenam gives a very versatile response to all wind and wave conditions. The wave conditions can be very different depending on where you are sailing. For instance, the typicall Mediterranean wave, characterized for being short, is different than the waves you can find in the Atlantic. Because of the knowledge provided by sailors and monitors, the water lines of the Lenam give a very easy navigation and maximum speed in these so diverse conditions.
The position and draft of the centreboard and rudder have also been studied to optimise navigation.
The design of the deck, the only one of all the shipyards manufacturing the 420 that is in one piece, contributes to the perfect alignment of the key elements in this section, such as stay chain, bonfire, cockpit, centreboard box and rudder hardware.
The boat is presented with the best hardware and accessories, with the cockpit as “clean” and tidy as possible. Details such as the padded belts with no water absorption, the neoprene anti-slip system for the crew, the spi bags made of water- and sun-repellent fabric… everything to give the sailor the peace of mind of knowing that he is sailing in a boat in which everything is designed to give maximum speed and comfort to the 420!
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Robin Hood Camp hires five to six Sailing instructors each summer, who also work as cabin counselors. Room and board (housing and meals) is included at no cost for all counselors! For more information and to apply, please see our our full job a HERE
Robin Hood Camp Maine combines 93 years of traditional values with one of the most dynamic programs in camping: Young people, from around the world, have total freedom to choose their schedules, among more than thirty-five sports and activities daily. We are the only camp in the U.S. located on a fresh-water lake and the ocean. The community is exceptionally friendly and positive, as all children are interviewed before admission. Instruction is world-class, rare in summer camps. Add the Robin Hood spirit of nonstop fun, challenge and supportiveness, and campers can’t help but return year-after-year.
Three Reasons Robin Hood is Different from Other Camps
- World renowned counselors – learn from the best. Whether it’s tennis, sailing, soccer, waterskiing or one of our more than 35 activities, you’ll be getting instruction from professionals, college athletes, junior Olympians and generally great people!
- Amazing campers from around the world – campers from 25 countries are selected through a rigorous admissions process to ensure they are the right cultural fit for the Robin Hood community.
- Location, Location, Location – Robin Hood is the only camp in the world on both a fresh water lake AND the ocean. This unique location allows for activities like ocean yachting, sailing, kayaking, SCUBA and more on both the lake and ocean.
The Castine Yacht Club (CYC), located in Castine, Maine a historic and beautiful small town on the coast, is looking to hire enthusiastic and hard-working Sailing Instructors for the 2021 summer season. Castine’s sailing history is long and the town plays host to many weekly and regional regattas namely the Castine Classic Yacht Race. With its strong membership and community of all ages, CYC is home to a vibrant sailing program for children ages 6-17 as well as a dedicated adult sailing community. Castine sits at the intersection of the Bagaduce River and Penobscot Bay, and the Yacht Club–with a view and island access that cannot be beat–has a fleet of boats from Turnabouts to Colgates and 420s.
The CYC sailing instructor team will report to the Waterfront Director and work closely with the Head of Youth Sailing. The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable sailor and have experience in a student/coach sailing environment. All instructors must be Level 1 Certified by starting date. Applicants must have a strong work ethic and be prepared to teach a wide spectrum of boating and sailing skills. For more information and to apply, please see our job ad HERE.
The US SAILING Center –Martin County is seeking a high energy sailing instructor to teach private lessons on a variety of dinghy sailboats and to be the head instructor or supporting instructor for both youth and adult sailing programs as assigned. Hiring as soon as possible no later than August 18, 2021. For more information on this exciting full-time opportunity and to apply, please see our JOB AD HERE.
Our parent organization, US SAILING, was designated by the US Congress under the Congressional Amateur Sports Act of 1978, as the National Governing Body (NGB) of the sport of sailing.
Headquartered in Bristol, Rhode Island, their efforts for the past 125 years have been to grow and support the sport of sailing with a mission to increase sailing participation and excellence through education, competition, and equal opportunity, while upholding the principles of fair play, sportsmanship and safety.
US SAILING CENTER – MARTIN COUNTY (USSCMC)
Closer to home on our treasured coasts, a handful of dedicated sailors committed to devloping of a community sailing center and was granted a charter from US SAILING. Bolstered with the endorsement of US SAILING, the United States Sailing Center – Martin County, opened for business in 1992 on the Jensen Beach Causeway’s shores. The initial Sailing Center consisted of a modest tent, a camper, and a few donated boats.
The facility became designated by the United States Sailing Association as a US Sailing Center. This honor recognizes that USSCMC exceeds all the required standards set forth by U.S. Sailing and maintains an impressive commitment to high-quality public access to sailing through our educational resources and trained staff.
The Sailing Center moved in 2002 to a two-story waterside facility with unparalleled water views on Indian River Drive. Over the last 27 years, the fleet of OPTIs, O’Pen Skiffs, Lasers, Flying Scots, RS Fevas, 420’s, Hobie Catamarans, Kayaks, Windsurfers, and Paddleboards have expanded exponentially, and the USSCMC hosts large-scale elite events like Junior Olympics on an annual basis.
The USSCMC is continuously striving to create affordable programs and build partnerships to ensure sailing is and will continue to be, accessible to all. The USSCMC offers educational instruction, sailing certifications, summer camps, support for middle and high school sailing programs, community support, racing programs, and competitions.
USSCMC could not achieve its mission without the ongoing support of its members, dedicated volunteers, and US SAILING.
The US SAILING Center of Martin County (USSCMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our Mission Statement
“The US SAILING Center of Martin County is committed to broadening the base of the sport of sailing through dedicated and affordable community programs for youth and adults and providing support for the development of future champions and Olympic racers.”