STAFF ROLES

Sailing Director

The Sailing Director leads the program, overseeing all staff and classes and spending time on the water to help with instruction.  The Sailing Director is also focused on safety, maintaining the correct power/sail ratio, monitoring weather, and advising on race team/regatta participation.

Program Administrator

Running registration and all administration, the Program Administrator is often the first contact parents and guardians have with the program.  The Program Administrator is also on site morning and afternoons during classes to help with questions, manage merchandise purchases, and help guide students who are new to the program. 

Senior Instructors (SIs), Instructors (Is), and Junior Instructors (JIs)

Buzzards Sailing School has three levels of instructors:  Senior Instructors (SIs)Instructors (Is), and Junior Instructors (JIs).  Our staff generally rises through the program from students to JIs, to Is, to SIs.  This gives them a familiarity with the program and the local sailing area, and it helps to ensure that students have a team well-versed in our program.  It also creates a fantastic sailing culture and community. SIs often race on their college teams and some Is and JIs race on high school teams.

  • SIs manage each of our classes, setting lesson plans and courses for the day, and ensuring supporting staff are deployed either in boats with students or accompanying them in powerboats.
  • Is support SIs and assist them in executing lesson plans and overseeing students.
  • JIs are generally also students in our afternoon classes.  They accompany students in Widgeons and 420s in morning classes.