High School Assistant Coach Position (3)

DC Sail is seeking enthusiastic and seasoned Racing Coaches to direct our popular High School Sailing teams.  This is a great seasonal position for someone who loves racing & wants to make a difference in the lives of local youth.  Youth are very familiar with the program and coaches have an opportunity to work with some amazing students.

Title: High School Sailing Assistant Coach

Location: The Wharf/Gangplank Marina, 600 Water St. SW, Washington DC, 20024

Hours: Monday – Friday 3:30-6:30 (Spring and Fall Seasons - 10 weeks each.)

Supervises: Youth ages 12-18

Wage:  Depends on experience level


To provide professional coaching to interested high school students who live in the Washington DC region. This program offers High Schools a ready made framework for starting or maintaining both Varsity and Junior Varsity competitive sailing teams. Sailors will practice drills, tactical discussions and rules situations to prepare them for interscholastic competition.

General Description:

The coach will instruct high school students from DC-area schools in a fleet of ten Flying Juniors. Sailors range from the intermediate to advanced level in sailing ability. Responsibilities include preparing for and conducting after school practice and giving constructive feedback to sailors during practice. Weekly lesson plans will be developed and conducted with adjustments made for weather variables, students’ progress, and unforeseen problems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • FJ or 420 Racing Experience
  • US Sailing Level 1 Certification
  • US Sailing Safe Power Boating
  • Current CPR/First Aid

The hours are 3:30 pm-6:30pm three - five days a week and some weekends depending on the regatta schedule. Some traveling may be required over certain weekends for regattas. Applicants with FJ experience, US Sailing Level One, US Sailing Safe Power Boating, and current CPR/First Aid preferred.

Those interested should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: bmcnally@dcsail.org. No telephone calls, please.


Brian McNally


DC Sail

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