Job Posting


Kelowna Yacht Club – Adaptive Sailing Kelowna – Sailing Instructors/Assistants 2021

For true SAILORS! The Okanagan Branch of the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia is offering full time summer employment for sailing instructors/assistants to work with some very special people in beautiful Kelowna, BC. You will spend the majority of your time actually SAILING with people, rather than being in a motorized coach boat. We work with people with various challenges including visual impairments and other physical challenges as well as some cognitive challenges. We offer our sailors instruction, companionship and racing opportunities. Our program utilizes a fleet of Martin 16 sailboats and a 23’ Sonar keelboat as well a motorized coach boat.

Job Description

o sail with and instruct sailors with challenges

o rig and de-rig the boats

o help maintain the fleet in good working order

o assist with scheduling sails

o help with racing clinics and participate in integrated racing with KYC Fleet

o drive power coach boat for safety and instructional purposes

Minimum requirements

A great attitude towards people of all abilities.  A love of being out on the water.


o Sail Canada (or CYA) instructor/coach certification

o Standard First Aid


o Pleasure Craft Operator Card

o VHF Radio license

o lots of sailing experience

o previous work or volunteer experience with disabled people and/or seniors

o racing experience

o power boat experience

o fundraising experience

Instructors should be under the age of 30 to allow us to utilize our Canada Summer Jobs grant.

We will give PREFERENCE to a qualified candidate with a DISABILITY.

Pay commensurate with experience.

For more information or to apply email or call 778-581-0855.