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2024 Junior Instructor Application

Junior Instructor (JI) applications must be submitted by February 29, 2024. Applications received after this date will only be accepted if space allows, regardless of past JI experience. Priority will be given to RYC Members and older applicants if space is limited.

JIs must be 13yrs old by the first day of program and participating in a full season Junior Sailing class.


Parent / Guardian Contact Info

Your application confirmation email will be sent to this email address.

Additional Information

JI Job Requirements

As a JI you will be expected to assist the Instructors in varies ways as they develop and execute instruction to our various morning sailing classes. As a JI this will include, but is not limited to: demonstrating the swim and capsize test, assisting in rigging and derigging, assisting in lifting boats, demonstrating skills and techniques on land and in a boat, assisting in supervising classes on and off the water, and assisting in chalk talks including modeling good listening skills.
As a JI, you need to be flexible and comfortable to jump in as needed, including jumping into boats to skipper or crew. By agreeing to be a JI you must be comfortable sailing an Opti, Hobie Wave, Bic, and Ideal18; this includes a universal understanding of rigging, launching, docking, sailing, and boating safety.
As a JI, you need to be able to assist in Instruction including tying knots for demonstration and in practical applications. All JIs must be able to proficiently tie an eight knot, square knot, bowline, cleat, and half hitch.
I understand that there are a limited number of JI slots available each day. I will arrive on time and prepared on the days I am scheduled to work. If I miss three days without notifying the Sailing Director properly I will be removed from the schedule. The JI work schedule sign-up will be sent out in early June and posted on the website.
I agree to adhere to all policies laid out at the JI Training as well as RYC Club policies and guidelines, and the RYC Junior Program Values while working as a JI, during Junior Program classes and events, and while representing RYC.

Application Submission

I hereby submit my application to be a JI. I will be notified in April regarding my application status.

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