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Kelowna Yacht Club - Disabled Sailing Association of BC - Sailing Instructor 2014

Kelowna Yacht Club - Disabled Sailing Association of BC
Kelowna, British Columbia

Tracy Delorme

Start Date: Monday, May 05, 2014

Kelowna Yacht Club - Disabled Sailing Association of BC - Sailing Instructor 2014

Start Date:  May 5th  (negotiable)

For true SAILORS!  The Okanagan Branch of the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia is offering full time summer employment for a sailing instructor to work with some very special people in beautiful Kelowna, BC.  You will spend the majority of your time actually SAILING with people, rather than being in a motorized coach boat. We work with people with various challenges including visual impairments and other physical challenges as well as some cognitive challenges. We offer our sailors instruction, companionship and racing opportunities. Our program utilizes a fleet of 3 Martin 16 sailboats and a motorized coach boat.  For 2014 we are hoping to add a Sonar to our fleet to allow larger groups to sail together.

·       Job Description

o   sail with and instruct sailors with disabilities

o   rig and de-rig the boats

o   help maintain the fleet in good working order

o   assist with scheduling sails

o   help with racing clinics and participate in integrated racing with KYC Fleet

o   drive power coach boat for safety and instructional purposes

·       Minimum requirements

o   Sail Canada (or CYA)  instructor/coach certification

o   Standard First Aid

o   CPR

o   PCOC

o   VHF Radio license

·       Assets

o   lots of sailing experience

o   previous work or volunteer experience with disabled people and/or seniors

o   racing experience

o   power boat experience

o   fundraising experience

Instructor SHOULD be a student and intend to be a student in the fall of 2014.

We will give PREFERENCE  to a qualified candidate with a DISABILITY.

For more information or to apply contact DSA Manager Tracy Delorme by email to or by phone at 250-861-7033.  Please attach your resume and cover letter if you wish to apply.