Junior Instructors (JI's)

Junior Instructors are an "apprenticeship" role, where young sailors can learn the skills nessacary to pass their US Sailing Level 1 Course, and building a resume to be hired as an Instructor in the future.

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Junior Instructors should view their role as an apprenticeship. The main responsibility of
JI’s are to shadow US Sailing Instructors, and be present in a boat with students while
sailing. Ideally JI’s are improving their own sailing skills while learning how to properly
teach sailing. Specific tasks may include: preparing & putting away safety boats,
assisting students as they rig, making sure equipment is put away properly,
skippering/crewing for students, and miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the Lead
Instructor.

Rules:

  • JI’s are never responsible for the students
  • JI’s should never be alone with a student/students without a paid instructor
  • supervising
  • JI’s should always be a help not a hinderance to a class
  • JI’s can only apprentice half days unless they have the permission of the Head
  • Coach and their parent to apprentice full days

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 13 years of age
  • Like a regatta, once a JI has confirmed they can apprentice for a week it is a commitment. Backing out, not coming the full week, or arriving late/leaving early, may negatively impact one’s ability to continue being a JI for the summer
  • Demonstrate a responsible, accepting and enthusiastic attitude
  • Be proficient in basic sailing skills
  • If you must miss a day for any reason for a week you have committed to, it is
  • your responsibility to find a replacement among the other JI’s
  • All JI’s must have current CPR/First Aid Certifications
  • Complete a free online concussion training course