Sailing School Employment Opportunities

Certified by Sail Canada, Canada's National Sailing Authority

The Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School strives to employ qualified individuals who have a passion for sailing and teaching others. All our instructors are certified to standards of Sail Canada (Canada's National Sailing Authority).
November 14, 2016:

The Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School (FYCSS) in London, Ontario is now seeking Sail Canada (SC) certified Instructors and a Manager for the 2017 sailing season. Come to London to share your passion for sailing with youth and adults in a friendly and private atmosphere.

Our Program
FYCSS offers instruction in SC Learn to Sail as well as SC Learn to Race programs. Our programs are taught in 2 and 4 week blocks using CL14s, 420s and Lasers.

Positions Available
We are looking to hire:

  • Manager to oversee all programs (hours will vary May-Sept.)
  • Head Instructor (who will also be an active Instructor May-Sept.)
  • Two Instructors for our youth CANSail 1/2 program (Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30)
  • One Instructor for our youth CANSail 3/4 program (Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30)
  • Two Instructors for our adult CANSail 1/2 and CANSail 3/4 programs (runs evenings two nights Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs 6:00-10:00pm or four Saturdays 8:30-4:30)
  • One Race Coach for CANSail 5/6 program (weekdays July-August and regattas)

Note: Adult sessions run from the end of May until mid-August. Youth Sessions run July and August. Instructors are invited to apply for one or both (and either night or Sat. or both Adult programs).

Our preferred candidates will:

  • Be legally qualified to work in Canada
  • Be able to certify SC levels included in, and beyond the level that they instruct
  • Be available from mid-May to September 2017
  • Be able to demonstrate up-to-date SC prerequisites before the commencement date
  • Be enthusiastic, professional under pressure, and show a true passion for progressing in the sport.

We will give special consideration to candidates who also:

  • Are active racers (keelboats, dinghies, skiffs, or board-sails)
  • Have taught at least two seasons and/or have completed High School
  • Are able to take on major boat repairs (beyond simple holes and scratches)


Please submit a cover letter and resume or any questions by January 31, 2017 via e-mail to:
Deputy Director
Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School
Ontario Sailing
Sail Canada
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ontario Trillium Foundation
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