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Other Yachting Positions

There are currently many coaching posistions heading into the new season. Please get in touch with Gareth the Coach Development Manager at Yachting New Zealand to discuss these opportunities. 

Waikato Thames Yachting Association - Youth Development

The Waikato Thames Region has five member clubs and wish to engage a fulltime regional development officer / coach for the 2017-18 sailing season (September to April).

The successful applicant will liaise with the youth development manager paving the best way forward to grow yachting in the region and will work primarily with youth from 11-18 years offering:

  • Have a Go sailing
  • Learn to sail programmes
  • Learn to race programmes
  • Secondary school 420 teams sailing

The applicant will need to be: 

  • A self-starter
  • Have great communication skills
  • Able to inspire youth

It would be an advantage to hold or complete the following: 

  • Yachting New Zealand or equivalent appropriate coaching certificates
  • First aid certificates
  • Hold a full drivers licence with a good driving record

Please apply to:

Gordon Wallis


+64 273 704 608


Ponsonby Cruising Club 

Sailing School Manager

They would be responsible for;

Overall running of the Sailing School
Organising Sailing School Calendar
Roster organisation of Coaches
Ensuring that all Coaches are trained
Full contact with clients – following up on emails and telephone enquiries
Both Adult and Junior classes
Maintenance issues would involve a report or email to Vice commodore who would then arrange maintenance to be carried out
Monthly Report to the Sailing Committee
Reporting to Vice Commodore and Commodore

Contact Tania Ruri

Tania Ruri tania.ruri@aon.com

Lake Taupo Yacht Club

The Lake Taupo Yacht Club is looking to appoint a coach to be responsible for implementing and running our Learn to Sail and Race programmes for our Optimist, Starling, Laser and 420 teams racing classes. This is a part-time seasonal position of 25 hours a week between November and February.   

Lake Taupo Yacht Club is based within easy walking distance of the town centre and provides fresh water sailing.  The local area appeals to those who enjoy the outdoors with many opportunities to engage in adventure activities.  Taupo is centrally located and within easy driving reach of Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Napier. 


Yachting New Zealand coaching qualification (or equivalent)
Previous racing and race coaching experience
Understanding of safety requirements
Positive attitude with strong communication skills
Strong planning and organisational skills
Have or be willing to attain a First Aid certificate
Drivers licence

See here for full job description

Apply with CV to Michelle at Rear.commodore@ltyc.org.nz

School race coaching co-ordinator and Learn to Sail assistant

Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club

Location: Tauranga

The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club are looking for a sailing school race coaching co-ordinator and Learn to Sail assistant.

Youth and adult Learn to Sail and race coaching in Optimist, Starling, Laser, school's 420 team racing and windsurfing, along with school sailing taster programmes, are all offered by the club's sailing school.

The TYPBC have a proud tradition of success, with Peter Burling, Sam and Molly Meech and Jason and Tom Saunders all emerging from the club in recent years.

See here for the full job description.

Sailing and Windsurfing coaches wanted

If you are a windsurfing or sailing coach that is able to inspire sailors of all ages to get out on the water and would like a coaching opportunity this coming season, Maraetai Sailing Club are looking for coaches for the following programmes: learn to sail, learn to race, advanced sailing, learn to windsurf, advanced windsurfing. Ongoing coach development will be provided. Experience driving a powerboat is necessary, coaching qualifications preferred but will provide coach training. 

Club meet times are Sunday mornings 8:30 until 12:30 and Tuesday evenings 5pm until 7:30, availability for both is not necessary

If you are interested or require more details call Chris Wood, 0210714354