Assistant Instructor Positions 2021


The National Yacht Club is currently seeking to recruit a team of committed and enthusiastic Assistant Instructors for the 2021 summer sailing courses. 

Transition Year (TY) sailors who wish to apply for the position of Assistant Instructors at NYC over summer 2021 should complete the form below before 18:00 on 29th March 2021. 

The role is relevant to any individual 16 or over with the required certification who has completed Transition Year and is interested in encouraging children to learn how to sail under the direct supervision of NYC instructors at all times. Assistant instructors are required to hold their Motorboat licence; First Aid cert; Safeguarding cert; Garda vetting cert (Note that only applications from sailors who have completed TY will be considered). 

This role is an excellent opportunity to learn from qualified coaches and instructors on how to lead and deliver sessions on training courses. Please be aware that this is a voluntary role only.

Following this experience, Assistant Instructors will be assessed on their practical ability with the children. Previous NYC assistant instructors have had a high success rate in finding subsequent instructor positions. 

Please note that, unfortunately, COVID-19 has led to a scaling down of the summer course programme compared to previous years therefore the number of assistant instructors will be more limited and we will not be able to guarantee a position for all applicants. We would, however, encourage all eligible sailors to apply.

The National Yacht Club will be monitoring the situation carefully and is hoping to run summer courses over the following dates: 

Course 1 – 7th June – 19th June
Course 2 – 21st June – 1st July
Course 3 – 5th July – 16th July
Course 4 – 19th July – 30th July
Course 5 – 2nd August – 13th August