The SBYC Sailing Program, located in Rockport MA, is seeking applicants for Jr Sailing Program Director for summer 2019. The primary role of the Director is to oversee staff and daily operations of the junior instructional and racing programs. SBYC offers instruction for 8-18 year-olds in Optis and 420s. The Director will work with the Board to recruit and hire staff; assist the Board in marketing the program including social media marketing; oversee safety and curriculum; communicate with parents; and oversee the coordination and coaching of the racing programs. For more information and to apply, please see our job ad HERE.
Founded in 1885, SBYC is located in the scenic and historic coastal town of Rockport, MassachusettsAs an active sailing club, SBYC has numerous one-design and cruising sailboats racing in regular Wednesday evening and weekend races, as well as annual Club regattas and frequent club sponsored District and National Regattas. An active social program complements these events.
Our sailing program provides basic through advanced training for both juniors and adults. Its purpose is to give our students a broad exposure to the sport of sailing, develop safe, independent sailors, offer exposure to racing, and to instill a love of the sport of sailing.
Open from mid-April through mid-October, Sandy Bay Yacht Club is located north of Boston on Cape Ann, at the end of T Wharf in Rockport Harbor where our current Clubhouse was built in 1930. A newspaper clipping from the May 22, 1885 “Advertiser” states:
“The Sandy Bay Yacht Club held its initial meeting for permanent organization last Monday evening. There was a good attendance, and the following gentlemen were chosen officers: Leander M. Haskins, Commodore; Howard H. Haul, Fleet Captain; Lemuel Clark, Measurer; Chas. Mills, Secretary and Treasurer. Regatta Committee – Chas. Cunningham, G.T. Margeson, Grafton Butman, Wm. Hale, H.H. Paul. A meeting will be held next Monday evening at the Club Room, Haskins’ Block.”
Since that time we have been actively involved in sailboat racing and training, for both juniors and adults.
Over the years both our one-design fleets and cruising boats have changed and kept up with the times. Our current one-design fleets are: Bullseyes, Club 420s, Flying Scots, Lasers, Optimists, Rhodes 19s and Stars. Racing under PHRF rules, our cruising fleet includes numerous designs from 23 to 44 feet. Along with our regular series racing, SBYC has hosted numerous one-design Championships, including District as well as National Events.
Begun in the 1930s, our Sailing Program has grown rapidly over the last several years. We now accommodate approximately 175 different kids sailing in Optimists, Club 420s and Lasers and 35 adults learning to sail in Rhodes 19s and Bullseyes. Many of our students have become accomplished sailors and racers.
Not all of our activity is sailing around the buoys, pleasure sailing or even chasing down that prized striped bass. There are numerous social activities to enjoy while ashore, ranging from potluck or catered dinners to our well attended Sunday morning coffees. Juniors also have numerous social events to choose from, including cookouts and movie nights.