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).
December 7, 2020:

The Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School (FYCSS) in London, Ontario is now seeking Sail Canada (SC) certified Instructors and a Manager for the 2021 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 1, 2 and 4 week blocks using CL14's, 420s and Lasers, and Optimists.

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)
  • One Wet Feet Instructor (may be combined with other position)

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 2021
  • 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 (dinghies, skiffs, board-sails or keelboats)
  • 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)


We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. We will work with you to accommodate your needs in line with the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation through the application or interview processes, or any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Vera Eames directly at .

Please submit a cover letter and resume or any questions by February 1, 2021 at 4PM via email to:

Volunteer Director
Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School

We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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