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Yachting New Zealand positions available

Yachting New Zealand Kōkōkaha Sailing Instructors

Job Position: Kōkōkaha" Sailing Instructors
Start Date:  mid-late January 2021
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Yachting New Zealand are looking for two qualified sailing instructors to deliver sailing experiences for school groups in Term 1 2021, as part of our new Kōkōkaha - Powered by the Wind school programme. This role will include traveling around the central and lower North Island with the Kōkōkaha roaming trailer. This is a contract position commencing mid-January 2021 and continuing through until end of April 2021 (with the possibility to extend into May/June 2021).

Kōkōkaha is all about giving children the opportunity to feel the power of the wind, through an introductory sailing experience. Therefore, a creative, fun and energetic personality along with experience teaching children the basics of sailing dinghies is a must!

This a very fun and fulfilling role, giving Kiwi kids a chance to have a go at sailing, while traveling the country.

A willingness to travel away from home and an ability to self-manage are prerequisites. This opportunity may suit a couple looking to work together.

We are looking for coaches/instructors that have a good depth of experience working with brand new sailors and has a proven track record of delivering safe and successful programmes. 

Please note that only people with sailing coaching qualifications/experience and a right to reside and work in New Zealand should apply.

More information about Kōkōkaha-Powered by the Wind is available online at

For a job description or further information please contact Raynor Haagh 

Applications with a cover letter and CV, should be sent to Raynor Haagh

Other positions available


Glendowie Boating Club Coaches Wanted
Glendowie is a friendly local club with great support with well established coaching programmes running on Sundays and Tuesday. Glendowie has a strong coaching team and pathway, successful race fleets, and opportunities for coach support through their wider mentorship and networks. 

For more information visit, or contact Elliot Kernohan, Sailing Master, at 021 345 868, or

MRX Yachting Fleet Manager 
MRX Yachting Ltd runs a fleet of 11 keelboats based in Westhaven Marina in Auckland. The fleet is on the lookout for a new manager is who will be responsible for:

  • Running corporate events
  • Fleet maintenance and upkeep
  • Promotion of the fleet
  • Keeping fleet Maritime NZ compliant
  • Financial management 
  • Regatta support
  • Owner communications
  • Liaising with Sponsors

This is a contracted role that reports to the board of the MRX fleet who in turn represents the owners. In the summer months this can be a busy job involving some weekends and weeknights. The workload is lighter and more flexible in the winter

For further information on the fleet, visit  

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Please fill out your details within the following Google Form:

Alternatively, please email for more information

Closing date for application is
April 1st

NZ Sailing Trust - Deckhands, 1st Mates and Skippers

The NZ Sailing Trust are seeking expressions of interest for deckhands, 1st mate and skippers on a paid casual or volunteer basis.

Skippers are required to have relevant sailing and skipper experience, hold an SRL and relevant endorsements.

Applicants would need to demonstrate a passion for sailing and working with youth.

The NZ Sailing Trust have been running sailing experiences for youth on two of New Zealand's most iconic boats - Lion New Zealand and Steinlager II - since 2008.

More information is available by contacting or contacting Paul Powney on 022 424 5055.

Royal Akarana Yacht Club - Community and Education Programme Manager

A new and exciting opportunity to work with one of New Zealand's oldest and most accomplished yacht clubs within a stunning new sports facility. 

This new role will be taking on and building the community and education aspect of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and the Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust. Helping deliver our mission of creating safe pathways to the sea through the work of our Academy, adult learn to sail and New Navigators programmes. 

You will have a passion for working with young people mixed with a desire and skills to build and promote our fabulous programmes to a wide audience.

Click here for full details.

Sailing coach and sailing cruiser instructor and crew - Japan

A Japanese company are looking sailing coaches, instructors and crew from New Zealand to work throughout the Japanese summer (May to October) at their venues in Enoshima and Osaka. 

Enoshima will host the sailing at next year's Olympics, so the town will be buzzing over July and August. It is situated 60 minutes by train from Tokyo.

The positions are dependent on border restrictions into Japan being lifted.

For more information on the Enoshima club see here and for more on the Osaka venue, see here. Alternatively contact Shozo Matsuo on

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

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