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There are currently many coaching positions heading as clubs get ready for the new season. Please get in touch with Gareth the Coach Development Manager at Yachting New Zealand to discuss these opportunities. 

Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club

Sailing School Race and Learn to Sail Coaches wanted

Start Date: September 2018

Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat (TYPBC) is looking to appoint two qualified coaches:

A Race Coach and a Learn to Sail Coach. 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.

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

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.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior coaches, including induction, programming and debriefing
  • 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.

Requirements for both roles

  • 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:

  • Both roles will report to the TYPBC Manager
  • The roles 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. Most sessions run after school and on weekends, with day long programmes during school holidays. Week day school coaching at times will also be required. Some travel to regattas will also be required.

Onsite shared accommodation is available.

Reply to Lynne

office@yacht.org.nz

Ponsonby Cruising Club

Office Administrator

Do you want to work locally in a fun, social and challenging environment? A rare opportunity has become available at the Ponsonby Cruising Club working alongside the office manager.

Attributes required for the role include the following:

  •       Outstanding customer service skills; ability to bend over backwards for our members
  •       A can-do, flexible attitude and outlook – a real team player 
  •       Computer savvy – a must (word/excel/access/payroll / accounts/newsletters)
  •       Working social media knowledge – particularly in Facebook
  •       Exceptional spelling and grammar with a good eye for the detail
  •       A super people person who loves interactions with anyone and everyone

The role entails general office duties and the successful applicant will also be fully trained in all aspects of our wages and payroll system. This is a varied role and the right person will be a dab hand when it comes to running our communications – from live Facebook posts to creating newsletters and updating our websites, you’ll ensure our members are kept in the know.

Hours are fulltime, ideally 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday but flexibility is expected from time to time for the right person. Must be able to work school holidays. 

Email info@pcc.org.nz to let them know why you’re the next member of the team.

Nelson Bays Youth Teams Racing Association

Teams Racing Coach

Nelson Watersports are looking for a talented and experienced teams racing coach to join the team in Nelson, providing coaching for the Nelson Bays Youth Teams Racing Association.

In particular, they are looking for someone who can bring a wealth of competitive racing and coaching experience to help further develop their sailors.

They have seen a dramatic increase in the level of some of their college teams during the 2017/18 season, with improved rankings and performance at the Top of the South regional championships and national championships, with one team in the top 10 and a young team winning silver fleet.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Independently and proactively plan, prepare and deliver a comprehensive programme of coaching and racing for teams from up to six 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 13 420 yachts.

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 six 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 per week during school terms and 40hrs per week during January.
  • Further hours are available if the candidate is also a windsurfing instructor/coach

Benefits:

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

A job description is available on request. Contact Tim Fraser-Harris on +64 21 025 03767 or info@nelsonwatersports.co.nz for more information.

 

Skipper/Maintenance Manager

The New Zealand Sailing Trust was inspired by the adventures of Sir Peter Blake and his racing teams. We exist to ensure that key yachts from that history are preserved and sailing adventures are developed and delivered on board to help inspire the next generation.

The NZ Sailing Trust is seeking a skipper / maintenance manager to deliver the trust's sailing programme to youth, community organisations and corporate charters and to maintain and develop the trust's maintenance programme for the trust's vessels. The NZ Sailing Trust is a not-for-profit charitable trust that owns and operates two iconic sailing vessels, Steinlager 2 (84ft) and Lion New Zealand (80ft).

Core competencies you will require:

  • Skippers Restricted Limits Ticket (SRL) with a P Endorsement, <24m endorsement or >24m <500GT Endorsement Big boat sailing experience or a ring fenced equivalent
  • Offshore Medic Qualification
  • Ability to manage/complete the maintenance of our vessels
  • Experience working with, instructing and relating to young people.
  • Appropriate level of medical and physical fitness for carrying out the required work
  • Minimum of first aid certificate (coastal medic preferred)
  • Ability to keep timely and accurate records
  • Good communication, time-keeping and personal presentation.

Operating in the Great Hauraki Gulf you could be away for up to five nights sailing. You must be able to demonstrate a skillset to sail a large maxi, manage and lead a small team of crew and have a passion for sailing and working with youth.

For more information, email: paul@nzsailingtrust.com or contact him on 022 424 5055

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

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