Gimli Yacht Club

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Wolfe Smythe
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Gimli Yacht Club

"We are one of the biggest Sailing Clubs on the prairies. Located on the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world."

We're looking for Sailing Instructors

Gimli Yacht Club is a not-for-profit sailing club located in the town of Gimli, on the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipeg. The Club promotes sailing as a lifelong sport and is looking to hire sailing instructors for the upcoming 2021 sailing season.

GYC Learn to Sail program offers sailing lessons in a week-long 1⁄2 day program as well as private/semi-private lessons to both kids and adults. The LTS program teaches Sail Canada’s CANSail Dinghy program which is Sail Canada’s dinghy program for clubs to deliver across Canada. The LTS program uses our fleet of Optimist Prams, Lasers and Albacores.

The program runs during the months of July and August with an additional opportunity to begin work in June to prepare for the LTS program.

The 2 positions being filled are:

  1. Head Sailing Instructor
  2. Assistant Sailing Instructor

All Applicant Requirements:

  • Complete an Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC)
  • Have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Have experience rigging Optis, Lasers and Albacores would be an asset
  • A positive and mature attitude with willingness to take on responsibility.
  • Be able to work in a team environment

Head Sailing Instructor Requirements:

  • Be trained or certified as a CANSail Instructor 3 & 4 and have previous experience.
  • Have their CANSail instructor membership in good standing for 2021.
  • Have certification in Standard First Aid with CPR
  • Be Boat Safety trained. We can offer:
  • A competitive wage commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • A friendly work environment with beautiful surroundings.

To apply to these positions, please forward a resume and cover letter and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.