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West Vancouver Yacht Club - Sailing Director WVYC
West Vancouver Yacht Club
Vancouver, British Columbia
Start Date: Wednesday, December 31, 1969
West Vancouver Yacht Club (WVYC) is seeking an experienced, career, sailing professional who is passionate about sailing and growing participation in the sport at all levels, as Sailing Director.
The Sailing Director is the “public face” of sailing and boating activities at WVYC and as such is responsible for managing, promoting and growing the participation in boating at the club through the delivery of high quality training, educational and racing events and programs.
Using your formidable organisational skills and boundless enthusiasm you will be able to develop and grow a range of exciting, relevant programs and events to bring more members onto the water and non-members into the club. As a natural leader with strong inter-personal skills you will be responsible for building, nurturing and leading a team of instructors and coaches to deliver high quality sailing courses and events. You will be able to demonstrate that you can work closely with the sailing community, club management, and members alike.
Running and expanding our Learn to Sail and Race Team programs will be a key aspect of your role; given that you have extensive experience teaching with a focus on fun, learning and safety. You will have a strong background in teaching and coaching. You have experience organising and running events for dinghies and keelboats. You will be a qualified CANSail Coach or equivalent. You are able to affect vessel repairs as required and organize a hands-on off-season refit program to ensure that all boats, foils, rigs and accessories are fit for the next season. You will also have a valid driver’s licence.
Established in 1945 WVYC maintains a proud boating tradition and is located in one of the most spectacular parts of Vancouver, which has frequently been voted as the “world’s most liveable city”. The club has world class boating facilities, including a dedicated sailing school facility near the newly refurbished clubhouse and a substantial fleet of club boats on dedicated dock space in the club’s 233 berth marina. We have a strong tradition of sailboat racing to the highest levels and an active, friendly, membership.
Please see the WVYC website at http://www.wvyc.ca/employment for more details on this exciting opportunity. Please submit your detailed resume to General Manager, Martin Wale at before September 30, 2013.