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Nelson Yacht Club has an established and successful programme of assistant instructor training that provides awesome opportunities for young sailors to ‘learn the ropes’; assisting with more experienced instructors and coaches, before gaining qualifications and working as instructors. For more details see our “Leaders in Training” page.

These young instructors tend to set sail for new horizons once they reach the end of their time at college; either heading off to university, venturing overseas, or exploring other opportunities in the marine industry.

We look to bring in more experienced coaches and instructors from elsewhere in NZ or overseas to provide the backbone of the team.

Our Sailing School operations are entirely seasonal, governed by the region’s climate. We are currently recruiting for the 2023-24 season. Click on the links for more details. The positions available are:

  • Wingfoiling Specialist – as it sounds! All things wingfoiling 🙂
  • Casual sailing/windsurfing instructors – our awesome wider team

All applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand. The seasonal nature of the positions mean that they may be suitable/attractive for visitors on Working Holiday Visas.

If you are interested, please drop an email to