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Oct 28, 2018, 4:12 AM

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Title: Stamford Yacht Club - Sailing Director

Job Description:

The Stamford Yacht Club (SYC) was founded in 1890 and supports a long and exciting tradition of sailing and racing on Long Island Sound that includes the annual Vineyard Race and other competitions. We are located on the water in Stamford, CT and are seeking an experienced, sailing professional who is passionate about sailing to serve as our Sailing Director. The Sailing Director will oversee all adult and junior sailing activities and report to the club General Manager. He or she will manage a team of summer sailing instructors and interface with our club members and their families, the marine staff, Fleet Captain and various sailing related committees.

The Sailing Director will provide leadership in developing, promoting and delivering educational offerings (for a range of skill levels and age groups) as well as organizing racing events and programs to boost sailing participation on Long Island Sound. To these tasks the ideal Sailing Director will bring energy, sailing experience and management, communication, teaching and financial planning skills. Detailed responsibilities include curriculum development, instruction, sailing staff management, race coordination, working with the marine staff on fleet maintenance and instilling a culture of safety, respect for the water, training, open communications and fun. To support these efforts, our sailing fleet includes Ideal 18s, 420ís, RS Fevas, Lasers, Optis, Hobie Waves and various support craft.

Compensation is competitive and is based on experience, certifications, and prior work history and includes benefits and the potential for bonuses. The sailing season runs roughly from April to October, the position is full time and some travel is expected. Questions should be directed to Matt Sandoval at fleetcaptain@stamfordyc.com. Please email your resume and cover letter to fleetcaptain@stamfordyc.com and jrsailing@stamfordyc.com.

Job Requirements:

Bachelorís degree
Five years of sailing instruction
US Sailing Level 2 or international equivalent certification
US Safe Powerboat Handling certification
CT Safe Boating License certification
First Aid and CPR certifications
Attachments: Stamford Yacht Club Sailing Director - FINAL.docx (152 KB)


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