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Sailing Instructors

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Sodus Point, NY, USA

Job Type

Full Time 10 - 12 Weeks during the summer.

About the Role



  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of customers from kids, parents, assistants to Directors. 

  • General sail and power boat operational skills

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and support program needs.

  • Ability to critically think and take appropriate action.

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.


  • Supervise children ages 8-18


  • Must be at least 17 years of age by June 15th. All certifications are required prior to active employment but are not necessary at the time of hire. 

  • Current CPR, First Aid, and AED Certificate

  • US Sailing Level I Instructor

  • Ability to swim at least at Red Cross Level 5 or equivalent

  • NYS Safe Boating Card

  • USSA Safe Sport Certificate

  • Successfully pass a background check:  Must have no felonious convictions, and no charges for child abuse or endangering the well being of a minor.


  • Prior teaching experience in a junior sailing program

  • Lifeguard Certification with Waterfront Module

  • US Sailing Level 2

  • US Sailing Reach Certificate

* Reimbursement of Level 1 & 2 program costs will be provided upon successful completion of the course within the context of our current employee handbook.



Employees must have the ability to perform the following physical demands for extended periods of time:

  • Lifting Boats (carry up 45 pounds for 20 feet)

  • Being outside in any weather conditions

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.


Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. 


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Learn to Sail (Week 1)

06/26/2023 - 06/30/2023 M - F, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM CH Stuart Sailing Center
Ages 8-18
1. Learn to Sail (All Levels)

In order to get the most out of our Learn to Sail Curriculum, we strongly recommend that you sign up for two consecutive weeks! Attending camp for two weeks at a time provides young sailors with enough time to get comfortable on the water and in our boats before we dive into the basics of sailing.

Learn to Sail (LTS) is the camp foundation to sailing and being comfortable on the water, including ages 8-18. Campers will be instructed in the Optimist Pram, the Laser, and the 2-person Club 420 sailboat depending on their age, weight, and progression through our curriculum. All campers will also participate in our “Adventure Trek” paddlecraft program, which includes instruction in the care and safe use of kayaks & stand-up paddleboards. A camper may spend several seasons to complete the entire LTS program, and may choose to move on to Performance Sailing or Adventure Sailing after completion.

Sailorship Application:

SBJSA is pleased to offer scholarships (Sailorships) for attending sailing camp. Any youth, aged 8 to 18, whose family is in need of financial assistance, is eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must complete the questions in the application regarding need and apply by the deadline. As we provide a limited number of sailorships every year, it is always best to get your application in as soon as possible. All requests, names, and specific information on this application will be kept confidential.

The criteria for awarding the sailorships are:
1. Sincere interest of the applicant.
2. Financial need.
3. SBJSA evaluation. (this only applies to returning campers) $40.00 off when you register 2 people

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1/6/23, 4:46 PM

$80.00 off when you register 3 people $120.00 off when you register 4 people

LTS Optimist Pram Ages $325.00 8-14View More



LTS Laser/420 Ages 12-18View $325.00 More



Sailorship Application by June $0.00 20, 2022View More



Session Options

(Optional items chosen later in registration)

Early Drop Off View More


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