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MRX Fleet Manager

MRX Yachting Ltd run a fleet of 11 MRX racing yachts out of Westhaven Marina. The fleet manager is a contracted roll that reports to the board of the MRX fleet who represent the owners.

The position will be based out of Westhaven Marina 3-5 days a week depending on seasons, regattas and events.


  • Running corporate events
  • Regatta support
  • Owner communnications
  • Keeping fleet Maritime NZ compliant
  • Liasing with Sponsors
  • Promotion of the fleet
  • Fleet maintenance and upkeep

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please apply here with CV, details of sailing,events, promotion experience, plus cover letter.


Scots College is seeking to appoint a Director of Sailing. This will be a part time contractor position of 15-20 hours per week primarily between the months of October and March. The Director of Sailing will have management and administrative oversight of the Tup Radford InterCollegiate Yachting Academy (TRIYA). Established in 2003 TRIYA is a registered Charity with its own Board. Located in Evans Bay, it runs learn to sail and development programs for students from a number of Wellington Colleges and is flourishing. To cope with the increasing demands we are seeking to appoint an administrator to oversee its operation and Coaches. The appointee will also carry out some coaching.

Scots College is an independent, Presbyterian co-educational school located in Strathmore, Wellington.  It is well known for its holistic approach to education, encouraging all its students to explore not only the academic, but the sporting, cultural and spiritual dimensions of life.  Its motto is “Learning. For Life” which reflects its objective to send each young man off into the world well prepared for the challenges ahead. This is your chance to work in a school that has created a culture, environment and atmosphere which all influence students’ learning.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a passion for working with young people
  • Be willing and able to commit to the required administrative requirements of the Academy
  • Possess a talent for working with young people, and developing their talents.
  • Be able to motivate and drive students
  • Be committed to the development of sailing in the College
  • Have knowledge and experience of sailing and coaching
  • Show exceptional commitment
  • Be willing to “go the extra mile”

The Director of Sailing will be part of the College’s sports management team and will have a passion for sailing, and the development of young people. We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals who should in the first instance submit a CV and covering letter by 5pm Friday, 28 August.  These are to be submitted electronically to:

Claire Hinton
Human Resources Manager
Tel. 04 388 0854
PO Box 15 064, Miramar
Wellington 6243

The job description is available at

Macandrew Bay Boating Club, Dunedin - Assistant Club Coach

Applicants must be familiar with coaching Optis, Bics, RS Feva and Sunburst.

For further Information please contact Ross Whitburn on 0274323509

Nelson‌ ‌Bays‌ ‌Youth‌ ‌Teams‌ ‌Racing‌ ‌Association‌ ‌
We‌ ‌are‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌talented‌ ‌and‌ ‌experienced‌ ‌Team‌ ‌Racing‌ ‌coach‌ ‌to‌ ‌join‌ ‌our‌ ‌team‌ ‌in‌ ‌Nelson‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌2020-21‌ ‌season.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌role‌ ‌is‌ ‌primarily‌ ‌providing‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌Nelson‌ ‌Bays‌ ‌Youth‌ ‌Teams‌ ‌Racing‌ ‌Association‌,‌ ‌but‌ ‌will‌ ‌also‌ ‌involve‌ ‌instructing‌ ‌and‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌on‌ ‌Nelson‌ ‌Yacht‌ ‌Club’s‌ ‌Sailing‌ ‌School‌ ‌programmes‌ ‌and‌ ‌supporting‌ ‌NYC‌ ‌club‌ ‌sailors.‌ ‌ ‌

In‌ ‌particular,‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌someone‌ ‌who‌ ‌can‌ ‌bring‌ ‌a‌ ‌wealth‌ ‌of‌ ‌competitive‌ ‌racing‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌experience‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌further‌ ‌develop‌ ‌our‌ ‌sailors‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌safe,‌ ‌fun‌ ‌and‌ ‌social‌ ‌environment.‌ ‌

Principal‌ ‌Responsibilities:‌ ‌

  • Independently‌ ‌and‌ ‌proactively‌ ‌plan,‌ ‌prepare‌ ‌and‌ ‌deliver‌ ‌a‌ ‌comprehensive‌ ‌programme‌ ‌of‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌and‌ ‌racing‌ ‌for‌ ‌teams‌ ‌from‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌6‌ ‌local‌ ‌colleges‌ ‌in‌ ‌420s.‌ ‌
  • Coach,‌ ‌mentor‌ ‌and‌ ‌inspire‌ ‌sailors,‌ ‌tailoring‌ ‌your‌ ‌approach‌ ‌to‌ ‌different‌ ‌ability‌ ‌levels.‌ ‌
  • Oversee‌ ‌and‌ ‌undertake‌ ‌the‌ ‌maintenance‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌fleet‌ ‌of‌ ‌13x‌ ‌420‌ ‌yachts.‌ ‌
  • Assist‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌organisation‌ ‌and‌ ‌running‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌secondary‌ ‌schools‌ ‌regional‌ ‌team‌ ‌racing‌ ‌regatta.‌ ‌

Other‌ ‌Responsibilities:‌ ‌

  • Help‌ ‌to‌ ‌foster‌ ‌and‌ ‌develop‌ ‌the‌ ‌skills‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌sailors‌ ‌at‌‌ ‌‌Nelson‌ ‌Yacht‌ ‌Club‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌NBYTRA.‌ ‌
  • Plan‌ ‌and‌ ‌run‌ ‌school‌ ‌group‌ ‌taster‌ ‌sessions‌ ‌as‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌team.‌ ‌
  • Assist‌ ‌in‌ ‌running‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌country’s‌ ‌busiest‌ ‌Learn‌ ‌to‌ ‌Sail‌ ‌programmes.‌ ‌
  • Help‌ ‌mentor‌ ‌and‌ ‌develop‌ ‌young‌ ‌and‌ ‌less‌ ‌experienced‌ ‌coaches‌ ‌and‌ ‌instructors‌ ‌
  • Travel‌ ‌to‌ ‌Regional‌ ‌and‌ ‌National‌ ‌regattas‌ ‌as‌ ‌appropriate.‌ ‌

Details:‌ ‌ ‌

  • This‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌part-time‌ ‌seasonal‌ ‌position‌ ‌from‌ ‌October‌ ‌to‌ ‌April‌ ‌inclusive.‌ ‌
  • Normally‌ ‌6‌ ‌days‌ ‌per‌ ‌week,‌ ‌including‌ ‌weekends‌ ‌and‌ ‌evenings.‌ ‌
  • There‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌guaranteed‌ ‌minimum‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌hours.‌ ‌However,‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌guide,‌ ‌this‌ ‌year‌ ‌the‌ ‌coach‌ ‌averaged‌ ‌20-30hrs/wk‌ ‌during‌ ‌school‌ ‌terms‌ ‌and‌ ‌40hrs/wk‌ ‌during‌ ‌January.‌ ‌
  • Further‌ ‌hours‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌achieved‌ ‌through‌ ‌promotion‌ ‌of‌ ‌private‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌sessions‌ ‌and‌ ‌depending‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌coach’s‌ experience/expertise.‌ ‌
  • The‌ ‌applicant‌ ‌must‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌to‌ ‌legally‌ ‌work‌ ‌in‌ ‌NZ,‌ ‌and‌ ‌appropriate‌ ‌qualifications‌ ‌&‌ ‌experience.‌ ‌

Benefits:‌ ‌

  • A‌ ‌competitive‌ ‌remuneration‌ ‌package‌ ‌is‌ ‌negotiable‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌qualifications,‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌and‌ ‌performance‌ ‌
  • Work‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌friendly‌ ‌team‌ ‌environment‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌fantastic‌ ‌location!‌ ‌
  • Access‌ ‌windsurfing‌ ‌equipment‌ ‌and‌ ‌stand‌ ‌up‌ ‌paddleboards‌ ‌free-of-charge‌ ‌

More‌ ‌details‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌job‌ ‌description‌ ‌are‌ ‌available‌ ‌on‌ ‌request.‌ ‌Contact‌ ‌Tim‌ ‌Fraser-Harris‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

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

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.


  • 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 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)


  • 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.
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