Summer Laser Team Coach Vacancy at SailMaine

by laserd7

SailMaine is looking for a coach for their junior Laser Team for this summer.

Laser Race Team Coach: SailMaine is a community sailing center, located in the heart of Portland, Maine. We are seeking candidates for a Laser Racing Coach position for the Summer 2015 Season. The intent of this program is to take a team of sailors with previous racing experience to a top notch level of Laser racing. SailMaine sailors are accomplished, smart, and aggressive with a strong desire to reach higher goals. The position June 15 – August 20 and offers a very competitive salary commensurate with experience. Travel with the team to regattas is expected. The team practices daily when not at regattas. Housing may be provided. There are numerous after-work racing opportunities in local Etchells, J24’s, J22s, and PHRF fleets.

Preferred Qualifications:
– US Sailing Level 2 and 3
– Energy and enthusiasm to work with kids ages 13-18 and a love of sailing
– Strong Laser race results with a preference for Radial experience.
– Participation in serious Laser clinics
– Rule 42 expert
– US Powerboating Safe Powerboating certificate

– Ability to coach/teach/demo:
Boat speed including helm/steering, sail shape, changing gears
1st beat strategy and tactics
Downwind strategy and tactics
Downwind speed including steering, sail shape, body movements

Job Requirements:
– Current US Sailing Level 1 Certification
– Current First Aid/CPR certification
– Laser racing experience
– Prior coaching experience
– Powerboat experience
– Leadership ability
– Must be a positive communicator with parents, sailors, and other interested parties
– Must be able to prepare in a timely and appropriate fashion for all curriculum, practice, and travel
– Administrative experience.
– Implements front office standard operating procedures.
– May be asked to perform unexpected and other duties as the needed.

Other coaching opportunities may be available spring, summer, and fall at SailMaine on lovely Casco Bay in Portland, Maine.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to apply. Applications may be sent to or SailMaine, 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101.