Assistant Coach Positions (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.

Location: Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

Hours: Monday – Friday 3:30-6:30 (Spring and Fall Seasons - 10 weeks each.) Hours can be flexible with one to five days per week if needed. Weekend regattas both at our dock facility and traveling to away locations in the region. (Travel/fuel is reimbursed for away regattas. Must have your own transportation.)

Supervises: Youth ages 12-18.

Wage: Depends on experience level.

Purpose: 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:

Flying Junior or 420 Racing Experience.

US Sailing Level 1 Certification (or ability to obtain certificate - will be reimbursed for cost.)

US Sailing Safe Power Boating (not required but helpful.)

Current CPR/First Aid (or ability to obtain certification - will be reimbursed for cost.)

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.

Note: Employment contingent on full background check.

Those interested should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: No telephone calls, please.

Brian McNally


DC Sail

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