The Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor was founded on September 2, 1896 in Islesboro, Maine for the purpose of “promoting boating, golfing and kindred interests.”
Now more than 100 years later the club maintains its traditions and high standards along with excellent golf, tennis, sailing, tots and dining facilities.
A distinctive culture has grown out of the clubs’s long history. The qualities most important to members include congeniality, low-key atmosphere, family orientation, friendliness and small size.
Simple and unpretentious club facilities are key to maintaining this culture.
Tarrantine Club of Dark Harbor is Hiring for 2016!!
The Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor – located in Islesboro, Maine, a 14-mile long island in the heart of picturesque Penobscot Bay – seeks to hire several sailing instructors for its 2016 Junior Sailing program.
Founded in 1896, the club enjoys a strong tradition of racing and recreational sailing, as well as tennis and golf. The club currently operates five classes of boats: Turnabouts, Optimists, 420s, Herreshoff 12s and the renowned Dark Harbor 20, a classic 30’ racing sloop designed by Sparkman & Stephens that is unique to the Tarratine Club.
These are full-time, seasonal positions, including occasional evenings and weekends, reporting to the club’s Sailing Master. Instructor responsibilities include:
- Day-to-day instruction in the junior sailing program including all levels of sailing and seamanship instruction;
- Day-to-day coaching in the afternoon racing program including inter-club and intra-club series racing;
- Supervising and mentoring the Club’s teenage Junior Instructors;
- Occasional weekend Race Committee duties; and,
- An interest in racing Herreshoff 12s and Dark Harbor 20s when not occupied by teaching responsibilities.
Candidates should be mature, enthusiastic sailors with strong backgrounds in instruction and racing. Participation in a structured 420 racing program (college, high school or summer club racing team) featuring weekly practices and regattas will be preferred. A demonstrated ability to teach sailors with varied skills and interests is required.
The club offers a competitive salary, housing, shift lunch, and the potential for a year-end merit bonus.
To apply, visit here.