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Office Administrator - Richmond Yacht Club, 1 year fixed term | 20 hours per week

Richmond Yacht Club is a friendly yacht club that has been organising sailing events for its members since the early 1900s. We are seeking a friendly, highly-organised and efficient Office Administrator to join the club for one year maternity cover in this sole charge role. The ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of the office reception and club administration.
  • Maintaining a timely and accurate accounting record of the club’s revenue and expenditure activities.
  • Coordinating and communicating with the club committee to support club members, the club’s sailing activities, and venue hire events.

Skills and experience we’re looking for: 

  • Experience in either an administrative, event management or communications role.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Confident and articulate written and verbal communication skills. 
  • A strong work ethic along with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, MYOB Accountright and Payroll.

The office is situated in the clubhouse at Westhaven Marina. Hours of work are from Tuesday to Friday between 9:30am and 2:30pm, and the contract will commence in February 2024.

To apply:  Click the Quick Apply button or submit your resume and cover letter to with "Office Administrator" in the subject line.

420 Teams Racing Coach - Bucklands Beach Yacht Club

Bucklands Beach Yacht Club is looking for Team Racing Coaches for their 420 Team Racing squads. Coaching on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. At least 1 year of Team Racing Coaching experience.

Colleges: Macleans & St Kentigern’s & other colleges TBA

October 2023 start date 

For more information and to apply, click the link below:

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Learn to Sail Coach - Wanaka Yacht Club

Wanaka Yacht Club is looking for an experienced Learn to Sail Coach for the Spring and Summer season November to April, sailing in gorgeous Lake Wanaka.  Working approximately 330-730pm for 3 or more weekdays per week, teaching children and young adults at the LTS 1,2 and 3 levels, the role may also morph into holiday and adult programs over time. You will be assisted by experienced and qualified youth volunteer coaches. Please contact or phone 0221741867.

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Head Coach - Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation

The position involves managing the junior sailing programme at Manly Sailing Club, including organising and coordinating the coaching staff, as well as acting as Head Coach.  You will work with adults and children from the age of 9 years and up, to coach sailing in a number of different classes.  This may include scheduling, mentoring of participants and supervision of junior coaches along with aiding in the education and development of our coaching staff.  There is a strong emphasis on professionalism in the workplace and it is essential that health and safety procedures will be rigorously followed.

For more information and to apply, see the ad on Seek here

Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Learn to Sail Coaches - Queen Charlotte Yacht Club

Are you an enthusiastic coach who loves sailing? Come and join our awesome wee club at the Heart of the Marlborough Sounds. Applications are now open for coaching roles. Enjoy all the sounds has to offer, sail yourself and have fun at the Club. We have a very busy season ahead hosting both adult and junior regattas as well as the Optimist Nationals.

We are looking for passionate qualified coaches with good technical grounding to join our Junior Sailing Programmes for the upcoming season. Specifically Optimist Green and Open as well as potential to support Starling and Laser fleets. Our season kicks off early October through to April. This is a casual position of 6-8 hours per week across 2 nights of coaching, plus an expectation to support at least 2 major local regattas in February & March.  Successful applicants will have a proven track record coaching junior sailors. Please click here to apply via email, send us a cover letter and sailing CV. 

Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Junior and Learn to Sail Coach - Naval Point Club Lyttleton

Naval Point Club Lyttelton is needing to expand its pool of junior and Learn to Sail Coaches as our sailing program continues to grow. 

Coaching takes place primarily on a Saturday and Sunday morning, beginning early October. Throughout term 4 we will also begin our RUNA journey; we will be seeking weekday coaches. 

An ideal applicant would be available for a minimum of 1 session per week, have a recognized coaching qualification and first aid certification. If you do not, we can arrange to work with the applicant to achieve this. 

Whether you're a seasoned coach or just starting your journey, get in touch with Amanda at 

Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Head coach - Wakatere Boating Club

A fantastic opportunity exists for a head coach to join Wakatere Boating Club - one of New Zealand's leading dinghy and foiling sailing clubs, based in Devonport in Auckland.

This position will oversee the planning and coordination of coaching programmes for juniors, youth, and seniors, including programmes for performance, Learn to Sail, WOW and general skills.

If you have the experience, along with great planning and communication skills, and a desire to be part of a friendly, family-orientated club, we’d love to hear from you.

Please get in touch with your CV.  Job description available on request.

Contact Commodore Julia Faire at

Posted: Monday, 10 July 2023 

Operations, Safety and Training Skipper - NZ Sailing Trust

The NZ Sailing Trust (NZST) is looking for someone who is passionate about sailing, education and the outdoors.  We have created an exciting new part-time role for someone who wants to contribute to the youth development programmes that we deliver on board Lion New Zealand and Steinlager 2.

You must have appropriate skippers tickets, relevant endorsements, first aid training and a fantastic attitude to learn and train others.  We want a sailor of larger vessels, someone familiar with NZ Maritime requirements, and attention to detail to review our procedures and set the tone for health and safety.. 

Being a role model for the Trust, emphasising our values and, at any opportunity, promoting the Trust’s purpose, history and reputation to customers on board or when dealing with suppliers. 

NZST was inspired by the adventures of Sir Peter Blake and his racing teams. The Trust exists to ensure that key yachts from that history are preserved and sailing adventures are run on board to help inspire the next generation.  

The NZ Sailing Trust mission and vision are: 

  • Preserve the legacy of the significant sailing vessels of Sir Peter Blake and his teams. 
  • Use these sailing vessels to provide experiences for young New Zealanders that bring to life the values of leadership, courage and teamwork. 
  • Help ensure the future of New Zealand’s maritime industry through providing opportunities to young New Zealand sailors.

To apply, email your CV and cover letter to

Posted: Thursday, 6 July 2023 

Centreboard sailing head coach - Sail Northland

Start date: 2nd October 2023 - April 30th 2024

Sail Northland are looking to appoint an experienced centreboard sailing head coach for junior, youth and adult sailors.

We are based in Parua Bay, Whangārei, 2.5 hours north of Auckland, New Zealand.

Whangārei has an airport and regular bus connections to Auckland as well as thriving commercial and retail sectors.

Parua Bay offers easy access to ocean and harbour beaches for surfing and many other water sports including keeler, trailer sport boat and centreboard sailing. Also many tracks for tramping and mountain biking.

Sail Northland is a provider of junior learn to sail/race, schools 420 team sailing, adult learn to sail, and school sailing taster programmes.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Coach and manage the sailing programme including planning courses and content.
  • Liaising with sailors, parents, schools and teachers and Sail Northland trustees.
  • Attending and coaching at regattas as necessary.
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing sailing programme procedures, risk management, safety plans and documentation.
  • In conjunction with Sail Northland's boat master, maintain sailing equipment, safety boats – keep them looking good, safe and in good working order at all times.
  • Maintain SNCT policies and safety standards and local bylaws at all times.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior coaches and our volunteers.
  • Assist and work alongside our part-time coaches as required.
  • Manage social media updates and content weekly.

Coach-specific requirements:

  • Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail and racing coach qualification or equivalent (RYA instructor, Yachting Australia instructor etc.).
  • Previous LTS, racing and race coaching experience.
  • Powerboats drivers’ qualification and current first aid qualification.
  • Ability to operate a full range of small sailboats and motorboats safely.
  • Flexible with work hours.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (competent in English language).
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, a positive attitude and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer skills.

Reporting: The role will report to the SNCT Board and Boatmaster. Monthly reporting and an end-of-season report to SNCT Trustees. The role will require communication between part-time coaches.

Hours of work: 25 to 50 hours per week. Sessions run after school, during the day and day-long programmes during one or two weeks of the school holidays. Some travel to regattas may be required.

Remuneration: By discussion. We are open to job share opportunities with the right applicants.

Please reply to: Secretary Sail Northland Charitable Trust at

Closing date: 15th August 2023.

Posted: Wednesday, 5 July 2023 

Club manager - Waikawa Boating Club

Waikawa Boating Club is looking for a new club manager. The club building and office are situated in Waikawa Marina - a 5-minute drive from Picton.

This is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, comprising 20% of 
New Zealand coastline and a fabulous cruising area. 

Waikawa Boating Club co-owns over 100 moorings in some of the best bays in the Sounds. The club has over 500 members who gain access to these moorings and to a modern boat club overlooking the Waikawa Marina. 

The club is busy and runs 70 yacht races a year including three regattas; the wardroom hosts celebrations including weddings; and the restaurant is open several evenings a week.

We are looking to reinvigorate our club post-Covid so if you are enthusiastic, vibrant and keen to make a difference then we need you. 

• Management skills/experience essential
• Accounting skills/experience preferred
• IT skills/experience essential

37 ½ hrs per week.
Salary is dependent on skills/experience.
Job Description available on request.

Apply to by 5pm, Friday 7July 2023.

Posted: Monday, 26 June 2023 

Head Coach - Murrays Bay Sailing Club

Murrays Bay Sailing Club aims to provide young sailors with the best possible environment and opportunity to sail fast and achieve excellence in the sport of centreboard sailing. 

To achieve this, MBSC is looking to employ a high-performing head coach for the club’s international Optimist class programme for the 2023/24 season, and possibly beyond.  

The Optimist head coach, with the support from their coaching team, will be focussed on planning the coaching programme which will develop all of our sailors through all of our Optimist fleets - helping them reach their potential both domestically and in international regattas.

The Optimist head coach will be expected to work with multiple stakeholders to help MBSC continue the tradition of excellence nationally and internationally.

The Head coach role will be based out of Murrays Bay Sailing Club in Auckland.  The role will entail coaching at MBSC as well as travelling to various regattas around New Zealand and also with the possibility of International events.  The Head Coach needs to have experience in managing coaching programmes and have coached at National and International level.

The role will be remunerated based on the time commitment agreed.  The salary range will be between $50,000 – 60,000 depending on experience and work hours that are agreed.  The expectation will be that the Head Coach will have a minimum time commitment of 25 – 30 hours per week during the MBSC season which runs from September to May.  Also included will be accommodation including all utilities in the two bedroom apartment at the MBSC club. 

MBSC is located at Murrays Bay beach on Auckland's North Shore, and runs programs in centreboard sailing - from Learn to Sail in club Optimists up to internationally recognised youth classes, as well as adult sailing. MBSC has sailing in a wide range of classes such as Optimist, P-class, Starling, RS Feva, Laser, 29er and 420.

If you are experienced and this sounds like the job for you, please get in touch with your CV to the club Commodore Dean Barker at

Posted: Thursday, 6 July 2023