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2023 Summer CANSail Instructor

The Surrey Sailing Club is seeking trained or certified CANSail Instructors to work with our Learn to Sail programs for the 2023 summer season (June-August). 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 Summer CANSail Instructors will be responsible for running the summer young sailors day camp CANSail Classes. We offer CANSail day camps ranging from Introduction classes to Learn to Race classes. They are taught in Optimists, RS Fevas, and Lasers, and run Monday to Friday during the day. With the potential to also coach evening classes or on the weekend.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Run a class of 8-16 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

  • 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 - June 26, 2023 

End Date - August 25, 2023


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

Attn: Ron Trainor (Vice Commodore)


Subject: 2023 Summer CANSail Instructor

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