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2023 Spring CANSail Instructor

The Surrey Sailing Club is seeking trained or certified CANSail Instructors to work with our Learn to Sail programs for the 2023 spring season (May-June). We are one of the fastest-growing programs in Metro Vancouver. Our training fleet includes Club 420s, RS Fevas, Optimists, and Lasers; in which we run a variety of courses for youth and adults. We believe in creating a supportive, safe, and collaborative environment to enable our coaches to deliver a quality program to our students.


Job Overview:

The Spring CANSail Instructors will be responsible for running the Spring Adult CANSail Classes. They are taught in C420s and run evenings on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. With additional classes on the weekend. This position has the opportunity to continue into the summertime if the applicant is a good fit with the program. This position has the opportunity to work a minimum of 2 shifts a week to a maximum of 6 shifts a week.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Run a class of 6-14 students on land and on-water

  • Creating and executing appropriate lesson plans

  • Ensuring the safety of all students and staff at all times

  • Class and boat prep, including coach boats



  • Minimum of CANSail 1-2 Instructor Trained or Certified

  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card

  • First Aid & CPR C Certification

  • Coach Boat Safety course

  • 1 season of coaching experience preferred

  • Legally eligible to work in Canada



We offer competitive wages that are commensurate with experience. Free parking is available onsite, and easy public transportation is available nearby. Instructor shirt uniforms are provided for daily work use. 


Start Date - April (TBD)

End Date(s) - June 23, 2023, or TBD


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Ron Trainor (Vice Commodore)


Subject: 2023 Spring CANSail Instructor

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