CANSail Sailing Instructors - Buffalo Canoe Club

Post date: Feb. 16, 2017

Application Deadline: Jun. 18, 2017

The Buffalo Canoe Club

Hiring: CANSail Instructors & Coaches for 2017 Summer Season

About the Club
 

For over 125 years, the Buffalo Canoe Club (BCC) has been a summer haven for the area’s sailing, boating & beach families. Located on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie in Abino Bay, the tree-lined banks and sandy beach makes the BCC the region’s premier beach club.

With its rich sailing and racing history along with a stunning beachfront setting, the BCC prides itself on fostering a love for sailing for its members.

The sailing conditions at the BCC are some of the best in the province. Some of the world class regattas that the BCC has hosted are: Lightning Worlds, Lightning North Americans, Sunfish Worlds, Laser North Americans, and Radial Worlds. In July of 2017 the BCC will host the Club 420 North American Championship.

We are now hiring CANSail trained and certified instructors and coaches for our summer 2017 program.

We offer:

  • Nine weeks employment from June 19 – August 18
  • Five weeks employment for assistant instructors
  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodations for out-of-town coaches
  • Reimbursement for professional development
  • Sailing and racing opportunities
  • Summer membership
  • Discount on food and beverages

Prerequisites:

  • CANSail trained or certified coaches
  • Boat Rescue
  • First Aid
  • VHF Radio License
  • A drive to attain the highest standards of instructing and coaching

Open Positions for 2017:

420 Jr. Varsity Race Coach (1)

The Jr. Varsity Race Coach will be responsible for safely introducing double-handed racing skills including spinnaker and trapeze to adolescent sailors. The program will follow the CANSail 4 curriculum. The coach will guide the developing racers as they become more comfortable racing in local and regional regattas. Must be familiar with all aspects of Club 420 skill breakdown and sail trim. Must have G drivers license, passport, and be comfortable towing trailers. Preference will be given to coaches with advanced Club 420 racing experience.

Requirements:

CANSail 5/6 coach (trained or certified)

Club 420 racing experience

At least three years coaching at the club level

Passport and able to travel to the USA

 

420 White Sail Race Coach (1)

This is a new position that is designed to safely introduce the foundational double-handed sailing and racing skills without using spinnaker and trapeze. The coach will focus on teaching the skill breakdown for basic maneuvers, a solid understanding of sail trim, and introductory race strategy and tactics. The program will follow the CANSail 3 curriculum while ensuring that lessons are fun and engaging for older children and adolescents. Must have G drivers license, passport, and be comfortable towing trailers. Preference will be given to coaches with 420 high school and/or college racing experience.

Requirements:

CANSail 3/4 coach (trained or certified)

Club 420 racing experience, preference for high school and/or college sailing

At least two years coaching at the club level

Passport and able to travel to the USA

 

O’pen Bic Race Coach (1)

The O’pen Bic Race Coach will work with the most advanced O’pen Bic sailors. In following the ethos of the O’pen Bic Class, the coach will create fun, innovative and outside-the-box on-water lessons, including races, in order to prepare sailors to safely enjoy O’pen Bic regattas. Emphasis will be placed on refining boathandling and boatspeed skills while introducing basic tactics and strategy. Must have G drivers license, passport, and be comfortable towing trailers. The coach should have a familiarity with the O’pen Bic Class and have previous race coaching experience.

Requirements:

CANSail 3/4 coach (trained or certified)

Racing Experience, preferably O’pen Bic or singlehanded experience

At least three years coaching at the club level

Passport and able to travel to the USA

O’pen Bic Intermediate Instructor (1)

The O’pen Bic Intermediate Coach will work with O’pen Bic sailors who have one summer sailing the O’pen Bic and are now ready to practice basic racing skills. In following the ethos of the O’pen Bic Class, the coach will create fun, innovative and outside-the-box on-water lessons, including races, with a focus on practicing singlehanded boathandling skills. Ideally the Intermediate O’pen Bic Race Coach should have a familiarity with the O’pen Bic Class and have previous race coaching experience.

Requirements:

CANSail 3/4 coach (trained or certified)

Racing experience, preferably O’pen Bic experience

At least two years coaching at the club level

 

 

O’pen Bic Introduction Instructor (1)

The O’pen Bic Introduction Instructor will introduce sailing to children who own their own O’pen Bic sailboats. In following the ethos of the O’pen Bic Class, the coach will create fun, innovative and outside-the-box lessons to help sailors learn the fundamental rigging and boathandling skills. Instructors without O’pen Bic experience are welcome to apply and will be given sufficient training with the O’pen Bic prior to the start of lessons.

Requirements:

CANSail 1/2 instructor (trained or certified)

Singlehanded sailing experience

At least one year coaching at the club level

 

Optimist Instructor (1)

The Optimist Instructor will introduce sailing to young children using our fleet of nine Optimist Prams. The course will follow the CANSail Wet Feet curriculum. Instructors must have a passion for working with young children and be comfortable instructing in a beach environment. The emphasis with this program will be on ensuring the children are safe and having as much fun as possible on the beach and in their boats.

Requirements:

CANSail 1/2 instructor (trained or certified)

Preference will be given to Wet Feet instructors

At least one year coaching at the club level

 

White Sail Instructor (2)

The White Sail Instructor will introduce sailing to children and adolescents using our fleet of nine Topper Vibes. The course will follow the CANSail 1 & 2 curriculum. Instructors must have a passion for making learning to sail fun and have a thorough understanding of CANSail 1 & 2 skill breakdown. There will be an emphasis on using demonstrations so the instructor must be comfortable with teaching from a sailboat.  

Requirements:

CANSail 1/2 instructor (trained or certified)

At least one year coaching at the club level

Assistant Instructors/Beach Support (4)

Our staff of assistant instructors and beach support help to ensure a high level of safety and quality during our high demand weeks of July 3 – August 4. Duties include helping sailors rig, launch, sail, and repair boats and equipment. This is a good job for newly trained instructors or instructors looking to gain experience before taking an instructor course.

Requirements:

Have attained CANSail Level 3 (or equivalent)

Preference given to CANSail 1/2 trained or certified instructors

All hired assistant instructors, instructors, and coaches must attend a mandatory paid pre-season staff training and teambuilding week, June 19 - 23.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Rob Cheevers

General Manager

Buffalo Canoe Club

rob@buffalocc.on.ca

Type of Position: Part time
Employment Type: Summer / Student
Salary Range: 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Amanda Weglarz
Location: Ridgeway, ON
Address: 
4475 Erie RD. RR#1
Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
Canada
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Web Address: http://www.buffalocanoeclub.com
Contact Email: 
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