CanSail Level 3 & 4 Instructor – Pender Island

Pender Island Junior Sailing Association (PIJSA) is looking for an instructor(s) qualified to provide coaching for CanSail Levels 3 & 4 on Pender Island.  The courses are for 5 days, 9 am – 3.30 pm for the following 4 weeks: July 15th-19th, July 29th-Aug. 2nd, Aug. 5th-9th, and Aug 19th– 23rd.  The Level 3/4 course uses Laser 1s and 2s and a byte.  The classes take place at Hamilton Beach, Browning Harbour.  Other instructors shall be providing Levels 1 & 2 courses on the same weeks using Pirate-Class boats that are replacing our Flying Junior boats.

The Instructor must be able to organize and deliver the Level 3 & 4 courses; there is no senior instructor.  Usually there are a minimum of 5 directors or volunteers available to help with non-instructional matters each day.  The Level 3 & 4 courses shall have a combined maximum of 10 students, most of whom are returning students familiar with the school’s operations.  The Instructor reports generally to the Commodore and specifically to the “director-in-charge” for the week.

PIJSA, which has been giving courses since 1993, has had instructors commute daily from Swartz Bay. For those who have to stay on the Island, i.e. those coming from the mainland, PIJSA will help find inexpensive accommodation. Some instructors in the past have camped at the camp ground adjacent to our site at Hamilton Beach.  Some travel assistance for ferry passenger fares will be available. In 2018, the salary was $700/week. When instructors commute from Swartz Bay, volunteers will supervise the deployment and stowing of boats in order to accommodate ferry sailings.

PIJSA, while preferring applicants who can instruct for all 4 weeks, will consider applications for shorter periods.

For further general information:  For specific information or application contact Bruce Waygood, Commodore: or 250-818-8555.