SAILING INSTRUCTORS NEEDED: GET READY FOR THE SUMMER OF YOUR LIFE.

Apply for Summer 2022 with Cuttyhunk Yacht Club

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OUR YACHT CLUB IS YOUR PLAYGROUND

Cuttyhunk Yacht Club is seeking candidates for Instructor positions this summer. We can provide housing and competitive salary depending on role/experience. We will also reimburse for required training courses.

IF INTERESTED, EMAIL THE COMMODORE AT: commodore@cuttyhunkyachtclub.com

 

WHO WE ARE

A small island with big heart.

Cuttyhunk is the outermost of the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. With a year round population of about 20 souls, the summer population swells to several hundred. With very few cars, restaurants, and inns, it is a well known retreat and destination for sailors, artists/writers, fishermen, and families, many of whom have been coming to the island for generations.

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Meet your island home, your crew, and your gear

 
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THIS IS THE VIEW FROM YOUR HQ

You wake up to a view of the harbor on one side and Buzzard's Bay on the other

Housing consists of an apartment with 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom residence above the classroom. Staff is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the premises of course. But yep, you won't find a better view anywhere.

ABOUT CYC

A little about us

Founded in 1956, generations of families have built and contributed to the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club, which today has a fleet of 10 N10s, 6 lasers, 6 420s, 2 Cape Dory typhoons, and 2 power (safety) boats. Some years our sailors participate in the Beverly Youth Regatta, and we typically host 2 informal regattas with local Yacht Clubs. Our focus is on safety, fun, and enjoying the beauty of Buzzards Bay!

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YOUR KIDS

Hey, what are all these kids doing in your house?

These are your students. Well, each year they change but they look a whole heck of a lot like this. In a typical year we have about 100 kiddos between the ages of 6-16 participate in our sailing program over 8 weeks. Of course you won't be the only instructor, you'll be joined by a crew of other instructors to help you. They'll be your mateys, your scalleywags... (aargh, don't get us started with pirate talk).

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Here's what we'll need from you

1. Participate in the Opening weekend (June 18-19), Staff “in residence” training and orientation (week of June 20), the full 8 week season (classes run June 27-Aug 19), and Decommissioning (August 19-20), and all special events included in the season (regattas, awards parties, etc).
2. US Sailing Level 1 certification (for Head Instructor), CPR, and Safe Sailing certifications completed prior to start
3. Willingness to have fun, be resourceful, be engaged in island community
4. Proof of COVID vaccination

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MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

In a typical year, we have 100 students between the ages of 6-16 participate in our sailing program over 8 weeks.


Our week is divided into twice daily class sessions, with one afternoon a week reserved for maintenance and special events. Some Saturdays are also reserved for special events.


Our fleet is 100% club owned, and there is no minimum participation requirement for our students.

Level 1: Beginning sailors, mixed ages. Boats used are N10s, Zests, and Typhoons. Focus on basic safety, nautical skills, and fun.


Level 2: Intermediate sailors who can sail independently. Mixed ages. Boats used are N10s, lasers, Zests. Focus on fun games and races, building skills, independence, and confidence. Some intro to racing.


Level 3: Our most experienced sailors, typically ages 12+. Boats used are lasers, 420s, and Zests. Focus on racing and mastering more advanced techniques.

 

Yes - we even have a Cuttyhunk Yacht Club Song that dates back generations. 

"So, give three cheers for Cuttyhunk
Our spirits all are free.
And no one know the time of day,
Or cares, that's why we
Love this isle of Gosnold
And every wind that blows
In rain or sun we all have fun
From spring to summer's close."

-Leila Tucker Hall

 
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APPLY TODAY

IF INTERESTED, EMAIL THE COMMODORE AT: commodore@cuttyhunkyachtclub.com