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Apia Yacht Club Sailing Coach

The Apia Yacht Club in Samoa are looking for a coach / bosun to help develop sailing at the club.

The position is open ended for the right person and tasks would include:

  • Developing the classes presently offered at the club (Hobie, Lasers, Optimists and Sunbursts). They're also looking to introduce windsurfing.
  • Introducing new sailing days and events. The club presently offer sailing on Saturdays only but they would like to increase that. The current membership sits at around 30.
  • Managing the bosun area
  • Being a hands-on development coach / bosun. Skills would include outboard motor / dinghy use, ramp work and minor repairs to boats.

The club can provide a one-bedroom flat free at the club, which is right on the waterfront in Apia, a discount for drinks and meals at the club, a small weekly stipend (pocket money) and an incredible lifestyle in one of the Pacific’s most beautiful Islands. They would also arrange visas and assist with travel arrangements.

Established in 1936, The Apia Yacht Club is the only yacht club in Samoa and is located on the Apia Lagoon. They operate on a volunteer basis but have a small clubhouse on the lagoon which provides members and the public food and beverages six evenings a week at the club’s restaurant and bar.

Anyone interested can contact the commodore at the Apia Yacht Club on info@sails.ws and fleet captain on navigatorsamoa@gmail.com (please copy both on your enquiries) or call +685 757 1234  or +685 777 1346.

Check out the Apia Yacht Club on their Facebook page.

 

Pier21 - weekend dry stack operator

Pier21 are looking for a weekend dry stack operator to work alongside their drystack operator on every second weekend (7.30am-5pm) and possibly some school vacation time. Full training will be given and uniform supplied.

Some boating knowledge and experience with water craft is preferred.

See here for more information on Pier21 or email admin@pier21.co.nz

 

Skipper & sailing instructor wanted to lead teen sailing programmes

Broadreach are leaders in experiential programmes abroad for middle school through college aged students. Over the past 26 years, more than 18,000 students have travelled with Broadreach to over 40 countries. 

Their mission is to challenge students to broaden their perspectives through new experiences and environments, to inspire them to develop lifelong skills, to discover and explore their passions, and to empower them to reach beyond limitations and take charge of their future. 

Broadreach are an IYT (International Yacht Training) partner school and offers courses from Introduction to Yachting to Bareboat Skipper.

Skippers lead summer live-aboard diving, sailing and marine science programmes in the Caribbean aboard 40-55 ft. catamarans and monohulls. 

Skippers teach sailing lessons and, along with their co-leaders, facilitate positive group dynamics, lead games, assist students with cooking and cleaning duties along with cultivating personal growth and leadership development in their students. Their staff prioritise safety and are energetic role models who excel in building meaningful relationships with their students. Leading a Broadreach programme is a fun, rewarding, and demanding position. 

Broadreach maintain a small group size of 12 students or less led by two or three instructors. Programmes range from 12 to 37 days and can be challenging for students and instructors, which makes a positive demeanor essential. Their strongest instructors are flexible, team players who excel in quickly-changing scenarios, while maintaining a supportive, fun, and cohesive community.

Contracts range from four to 10 weeks in length from early June through late August.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed US Coast Guard Captain, Yachtmaster or equivalent experience
  • Comfort operating a yacht over 45 feet from standard operations to sail training
  • Small boat handling skills as staff regularly operate RIBs and small boats with 6hp to 50hp outboards
  • Able to confidently maneuver in tight harbors and anchorages under power
  • Understanding of basic yacht and diesel engine maintenance
  • Experience in multi-day sailing trips/deliveries/chartering
  • Experience working with teens or young adults required; experience teaching sailing to youth ideal
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills, able to work without direct supervision and adaptable to often changing, dynamic environments
  • Passion for mentoring and motivating students
  • Physically fit and able to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, etc
  • Demonstrated success working on diverse teams with a collaborative mindset
  • Great communication skills and a professional demeanor to serve as a Broadreach ambassador
  • Able to attend staff training in St. Martin the first week of June

Preferred Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience teaching sailing to teens or young adults or significant experience working with youth in a mentorship capacity
  • Experience leading teens or young adults on multi-day programmes
  • Significant international travel experience
  • Open availability from early June to mid-August increases chance of placement
  • Wilderness First Responder certification or higher or willingness to obtain before programme 

Catch a glimpse of a day in the life on a Caribbean programme is like in this video

Learn more details or apply now

 

TYPBC Sailing School Head Coach

Start Date: May 2020

Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat (TYPBC) is looking to appoint a qualified Head Coach to lead their sailing programme for 2020 and 2021 season:

Based in Tauranga Harbour, 2 ½ hours from Auckland, New Zealand; TYPBC has a strong history of producing Olympic and America’s Cup champions.

The TYPBC Sailing School offers Learn to Sail and Race programmes to youth and adults in Optimist, Bic, P Class, Starling, Laser, Schools 420 team racing and Windsurfing along with school sailing taster programmes.

Head Coach Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the TYPBC Sailing Programme
  • Planning the overall programme for Learn to Sail and Race Coaching
  • Communication with sailors and parents
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior coaches, including induction, programming, briefing and debriefing
  • In conjunction with the Club Manager manage the finances of the Sailing School
  • Overseeing Patrol Boat use and completion of log books.
  • Overseeing maintenance on sailing dinghies
  • Reviewing H & S and ensuring Policies are complied with

Learn to Sail (LTS) Coach Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coaching and Managing the LTS programme
  • Planning courses and course content for schools, club members and school holiday programme
  • Promote and market the LTS and school taster courses
  • Maintaining a record of LTS Coaching revenues and expenses
  • Liaising with sailors, parents, BoPSAT, schools and teachers and TYPBC Centreboard committee with regards to course information, registration, invoicing
  • Develop, review and implement sailing school procedures, risk management, safety plans and documentation
  • In conjunction with the Race Coach; maintaining the sailing equipment, safety boats and facility, keeping them looking good, safe and in good working order at all times.
  • Maintain Club policies and safety standards and local bylaws at all times.
  • Complete an end of season report to the TYPBC executive

LTS Specific Requirements

  • Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail and/or Racing Coach qualification or equivalent (RYA Instructor, Yachting Australia Instructor etc)
  • Previous LTS coaching experience
  • The management, induction and programming and debriefing of Junior Coaches.
  • Powerboat driver’s qualification and current First Aid qualification
  • Ability to operate a full range of small sailboats and motorboats safely
  • Flexible with working hours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (competent in English language)
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, a positive attitude and ability to work independently as well as being a part of a team.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, email, social media and website)

Reporting:

  • The role reports to the TYPBC Club Manager
  • The role will require communication between Race and LTS Coaches to ensure both programmes are run effectively

Coaches can expect between 30 and 40 hours per week. Programmes run week day time, after school and on weekends, with day long programmes during school holidays. Some travel to regattas will also be required.

Onsite shared accommodation is available and shared use of a club car.

Reply to Lynne at office@yacht.org.nz

 

TYPBC Sailing School Race Coach

Start Date: September 2020

Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat (TYPBC) is looking to appoint a qualified and experienced Race Coach to lead their sailing programme for 2020 and 2021 seasons:

Based in Tauranga Harbour, 2 ½ hours from Auckland, New Zealand; TYPBC has a strong history of producing Olympic and America’s Cup champions.

The TYPBC Sailing School offers Learn to Sail and Race programmes to youth and adults in Optimist, Open Skiff, P Class, Starling, Laser, Schools 420 team racing and Windsurfing along with school sailing taster programmes.

Race Coach Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coaching and Managing the race programme
  • Planning courses and course content
  • Maintaining a record of Race Coaching revenues and expenses
  • Liaising with sailors, parents, schools and teachers and TYPBC Centreboard committee with regards to course information, registration, invoicing
  • Setting team and individual sailing goals
  • Attending and coaching at regattas
  • Develop, review and implement sailing school procedures, risk management, safety plans and documentation
  • In conjunction with the LTS Coach; maintaining the sailing equipment, safety boats and facility, keeping them looking good, safe and in good working order at all times.
  • Maintain Club policies and safety standards and local bylaws at all times.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior coaches
  • Complete an end of season report to the TYPBC executive.

Race Coach Specific Requirements

  • Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail and Racing Coach qualification or equivalent (RYA Instructor, Yachting Australia Instructor etc)
  • Previous racing and race coaching experience
  • Maintaining the sailing equipment, safety boats and facility, keeping them looking good, safe and in good working order at all times.
  • Maintain Club policies and safety standards and local bylaws at all times.
  • Complete an end of season report to the TYPBC executive
  • The management, induction and programming and debriefing of Junior Coaches.
  • Powerboat driver’s qualification and current First Aid qualification
  • Ability to operate a full range of small sailboats and motorboats safely
  • Flexible with working hours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (competent in English language)
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, a positive attitude and ability to work independently as well as being a part of a team.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, email, social media and website)

Reporting:

  • The role reports to the TYPBC Club Manager
  • The role will require communication between Race and LTS Coaches to ensure both programmes are run effectively

Coaches can expect between 30 and 40 hours per week. Programmes run week day time, after school and on weekends, with day long programmes during school holidays. Some travel to regattas will also be required.

Onsite shared accommodation is available and shared use of a club car.

Reply to Lynne at office@yacht.org.nz

 

Fiji Yachting Association Head Coach  

Fiji Yachting Association is the national governing body to advance, promote, administer and grow the sport of sailing in Fiji. Through advocacy and partnerships with government and industry; FYA works to achieve support for programs and activities for the benefit of the sport. We provide leadership to maintain and enhance standards and enrich the quality and reputation of sailing for the collective and mutual benefit of Members, Associates and Participants. FYA represents the interests of Fijian sailing as a member of World Sailing, the Committee and Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee. 
Guided by our Strategic Plan, our Vision is to Grow the sport of sailing in the Olympic, traditional and regional classes. FYA’s vision is to make sailing a welcoming, sociable and exciting sport for young and old.  

Our goals are to:  

  • Build Sailing’s Profile
  • Growing Participation  
  • Ensuring Sailing’s Sustainability
  • Maintaining High Performance
  • Enhancing our People, Structure and Culture. 
  • The Role  Reporting to the President FYA and the Development Manager, the Fiji Sailing Head Coach will be responsible for Developing and Implementing a regional developing coaching program, Development of the sport through supporting clubs and class associations to build coaching capacity and capability thought the country   

Key Responsibilities

1.  Plan, manage and deliver Fiji Wide Coaching Program

2. Build relationships with Clubs with the view to evolving partnerships and growing program support

3. Work with clubs and sailors by delivering and facilating participation in specialised camps and key domestic events

4. Development and Planning for both athletes and coaches and develop a Fiji wide Performance Strategy

5. Develop and maintain Program budget, and manage program administration at a level expected of a Performance Program environment 

Sport Development  
Reporting to the President FYA, this component of the role will involve building effective “one on one” relationships with clubs and class associations in order to fully understand the Club’s and Classes needs and priorities around youth participation and development. You will work collaboratively with identified Clubs and Classes to develop bespoke plans in order to grow their capacity and capability to deliver high quality retention/development programs. Underpinned by best-practice strategies and contemporary coaching methodology, you will significantly grow and enhance the sport of sailing in relation to the development and retention of coaches and sailors within the state. 

Key Responsibilities  

1. Build relationships with Fiji wide clubs and classes to develop their capabilities in relation to youth development and retention

2. Lead and deliver coaching camps prior to the National Championships and other agreed key Regional Events

3. Identify and mentor potential future coaches, and build a culture of continuous improvement and peer learning

4. Working in partnership with Regional club coaches, plan developmentally appropriate coach development strategies/programs to enhance and improve coaching capacity

5. Administration and support as required to achieve the roles objectives 
 
Attributes Qualifications & Experience

  • Accredited sailing Coach
  • Managing a diverse group of stakeholders including volunteers
  • Planning with set timelines and deliverables
  • Managing Budgets 

 Knowledge & Skills

  • Planning – able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks and schedules to achieve positive project management outcomes
  • Ability to effectively communicate to diverse audiences the strategies and plans to develop sailing
  • Demonstrated understanding of the drivers and barriers of sports participation, and the ability to develop strategies toward increased participation
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality service delivery
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as an effective part of a team while also managing various stakeholders
  • A high level of interpersonal and relationship management skills, a confident presenter and communicator, with excellent influencing and listening skills

Personal Attributes  

  • Personal and professional values that align with the sporting values of respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence
  • Ability to construct well written reports
  • Ability to build and sustain effective and productive relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • A passion for the sport and the desire to increase overall participation
  • Outcomes focused with a strong desire to make a positive contribution through the delivery of high quality work
  • Flexible and adaptable with respect to working outside of traditional working hours as the position will require face to face interaction with stakeholder organisations and clubs and involve travel and possible weekend or after hours work 

Please address your resume and covering letter to: Charlotte Taylor Secretary Fiji Yachting Association Charlotte.Taylor@digicelgroup.com