HATTERAS ISLAND YOUTH SAILING
Junior Coaching Program
By Invitation Only; Members Only
Junior Coaching is by invitation only and for experienced sailors. We reccommend that you begin volunteering as Jr. Coach by the time you are 14. The goal of Jr. Coaching is to learn and train to become a certified coach. This is a volunteer apprenticeship designed to train you to succeed once you are old enough (16) to enroll in the US Sailing Level 1 Instructor course. To become a certified US Sailing Level 1 Coach, you need the following skills:
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Power boating skills including how to tow junior boats with coaches boat, docking, safe powerboat operation
- Club 420 and Opti sailing skills
Your volunteer hours will be logged in the system as volunteer hours and sea time. If you’ve completed the equivalent number of volunteer hours at minimum wage, Hatteras Community Sailing will reimburse you for all expenses associated with getting your Level 1 instructor certification once you turn 16 years old.
You will also be enrolled in the Charter Crew rotation which is not paid, but earns good tips. Charter captains ‘tip out’ the mate. These hours are also logged as sea time.
Registration does not include regatta registration as those fees go to the hosting club. Sponsorships are available for sailors who exhibit a strong commitment, desire to improve, and talent for the sport. If you are interested in travel sailing and need sponsorship, please reach out to your head coach to learn how to prepare to gain sponsorships.
NOTE: Your child will not need any special gear other than a pair of water shoes or boots to protect feet from oyster shell cuts. The club supplies boats, lifejackets, etc. If your child chooses to sail in the Fall Regatta, that registration fee is separate to the regular sailing registration
Complete this registration form for Junior Coaching – Charter Crew