2023 Sailing Instructor – Kelowna Yacht Club

2023 Sailing Instructor – Kelowna Yacht Club


Under the supervision of the Youth & Education Manager, this position entails teaching, coaching and fully certifying students according to the Sail Canada standards. This involves working hand in hand with other instructors and volunteers to run a safe and fun Sailing Program at the Kelowna Yacht Club. We are looking for a CANSail instructor who is passionate and knowledgeable about the sport and dedicated to providing safe and fun instruction for young sailors. Our ideal candidate is a good team player and able to collaborate with follow instructors but is also capable of working independently running their own lessons. If you think you are the right fit for our team, please see information below!


Full Job Description Here!



  • Teach Wet Feet, Go! Day Camp, CANSail Programs and Private/Group Lessons
  • Coach in a professional manner
  • Provide ongoing feedback to athletes including progress reports, Sail Canada checklists updates, and end of session interviews
  • Disseminate regular communications to athletes and parents
  • Submit a curriculum plan and daily lesson plans
  • Provide supervision during athlete arrival and departure
  • Participate in daily staff meetings
  • Perform daily opening and closing duties, maintenance and cleanliness of sailboat fleet, coach boat fleet, coaching equipment, instructional spaces, and physical plant
  • Provide an inclusive, welcoming, and flexible learning environment for all participants



  • Be age 16 years or older
  • Be available from June 26 to August 25, 2023
  • Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card
  • CANSail 4 student level
  • Sailing Instructor levels (Fundamental and Technical)
  • Coach boat safety certification
  • First Aid Certificate (Minimum Emergency Level ‘’C’’ with CPR)
  • Signed Sail Canada Coach Code of Conduct
  • VHF Maritime Radio certificate an asset


*The Kelowna Yacht Club may be able to assist you in attainment of these qualifications prior to the start of the season. Candidates with racing experience and a working knowledge of CHECKLICK web-based software, will be given special consideration.*


Schedule: Seasonal (July-August, Full Time) – Optional additional work on evenings and weekends with private lessons, sailing team and rentals


Salary: Competitive salaries, performance bonuses and paid orientation sessions


Please send your resume to: Sarah@kelownayachtclub.com