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Top 50 Sailing Instructor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Sailing Instructor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Sailing Instructor resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.0% of Sailing Instructor resumes contained Basic Water Safety as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Sailing Instructor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Sailing Instructor:

1. Basic Water Safety

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Here's how Basic Water Safety is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Provided on-shore lectures to novice sailors including basic water safety, navigation, teamwork and responsibilities as both captain and crew.

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2. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Developed curriculum, managed junior instructors, and executed detailed lesson plans.
  • Developed innovative lesson plans to engage students.
  • Created lesson plans for teaching, focusing on incorporating the needs of individual clients into the overall course objectives.
  • Coached both on land and on the water, creating lesson plans that were appropriate for both age groups.
  • Instructed over 90 sailing students of all ages and put together daily lesson plans for each skill level.
  • Develop and follow lesson plans that include dry land and on-the-water drills and inclement weather activities.
  • Developed a curriculum and weekly lesson plans for beginner and advanced racing classes.
  • Prepared rigorous lesson plans and activities to teach racing skills and tactics.
  • Coordinated and taught lesson plans to twenty children at a time
  • Developed lesson plans that include on-land instructions and on-the-water drills.
  • Created lesson plans to be both educational and engaging.
  • Formulate, implement, and asses lesson plans.
  • Organized lesson plans, and managed safety of class
  • Instructed sailing courses and created lesson plans.
  • Created lesson plans to stay on track.
  • Prepared lesson plans for beginner sailors.
  • Organized lesson plans and taught students the basics of sailing Led and organized naval competitions between the students
  • Developed and SKILLS & INTERESTS delivered lesson plans for instruction based on student age and skills.
  • Head Instructor of the Morning Program Facilitated communication between the staff and our director and program administrators Created daily lesson plans Leadership
  • Developed lesson plans and submitted them for review and feedback in a timely manner.

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3. Assistant Instructor

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Here's how Assistant Instructor is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Set up work schedule for assistant instructors.
  • Completed the US Sailing Level 1 certification Assistant Instructor in 2009.

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4. Daily Activities

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Here's how Daily Activities is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Cared for, mentored, and directed Scouts in their daily activities.
  • Helped organize daily activities for camp instruction during camp sessions.
  • Designed drills and daily activities to help the students work as a group, learn sailing skills, and remain safe.
  • Coached and mentored 20 sailors and supervised 4 instructor's daily activities Managed the Junior Sailing Program within the club.

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5. Curriculum Development

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6. Beginner

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Here's how Beginner is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Experience leading groups, taught beginners how to sail and coached advanced sailors during practices and races.
  • Provide beginner, intermediate and advanced group sailing/paddle board lessons for adults and children.
  • Organized and directed daily regime for beginner-level sailors age 5-12.
  • Led all beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailing programs.
  • Teach sailing and windsurfing classes to beginner level students.
  • Planned lessons for both beginner and advanced level students.
  • Create and instruct beginner to advanced sailing lessons.
  • Level II Certified Sailing Instructor - Taught groups of 20 people ages 8 -16; beginner to advanced levels
  • Coached 70 beginner youth (6-9 y/o) sailors and acted as a liason with all camp parents.
  • Coached beginner, intermediate, and advanced Opti classes five mornings a week.

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7. Yacht Club

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Here's how Yacht Club is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Set up and clean up of yacht club, including taking boats in/out of water, rigging, cleaning, etc.
  • Served as communications liaison between CCSC parents and youth and other yacht clubs and sailing centers.
  • Instructed sailors and traveled with and coached the Lake Joseph Yacht Club Race Team.
  • Served as the Intermediate Instructor for the Cleveland Yacht Club for 2 years.
  • Organized and conducted weekly evening races for adult yacht club members.
  • Maintained the boating equipment that belonged to the yacht club.
  • Required to organize boat yard/maintain cleanliness of yacht club perimeter.
  • Summer employment at yacht club.
  • Established the racing team by introducing the yacht club's 420 race team to its first regattas.
  • Developed lesson plans Assisted in the maintenance of the yacht clubs feet of boats
  • Rewarded regata participants from yacht club sailing camp throughout out various races.
  • Managed the Receiving Center Falmouth, MA Summers of 2013-14 Wild Harbor Yacht Club, Sailing Instructor Falmouth, MA

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8. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained a US Sailing Instructor Certification, Power Boat License, Current CPR and First Aid
  • Ensured safety on the water and the premises (CPR and First Aid Certified).
  • Obtained and maintained active CPR and First Aid Certification during time of employment.
  • Received certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Power Boat Operations.
  • Supervised and taught basics of sailing to children ages 9 to 16 Certified in First-aid, CPR, and U.S.
  • Certified in CPR, Lifeguarding, and basic first aid.
  • Certified by American Red Cross in Lifeguarding and CPR Create sailing lesson plans for children between ages eight and 15

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9. Skill Levels

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Here's how Skill Levels is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Helped teach sailing lessons to kids ranging in age from 8-16 years old and of all different skill levels.
  • Managed groups of 25 students and taught sailing and channel navigation to individuals of basic to advanced skill levels.
  • Instructed sailing and windsurfing for all ages and skill levels -Held multiple leadership positions over 6 years of employment
  • Created a three-month curriculum as well as daily individual lesson plans for three different skill levels.
  • Instruct and coach junior sailors ages 7-18 of all skill levels.

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10. Small Boat Level

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11. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Collaborate with various non-profit organizations to arrange recreational sailing events for young people, including disabled and unprivileged children.
  • Coordinate travel and accommodation arrangements, correspondence and prepare related agendas for the sailing club as required.
  • Managed all reporting and transferring requirements for assigned students, including scheduling all medical screenings.
  • Provided instruction of basic sailing skills to individuals with a wide range of physical and mental abilities, and economic backgrounds.
  • Educate clients with no sailing experience about fundamental sailing skills; provide instruction to a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
  • Partner with parents to arrange and run weekly youth activities ranging from scavenger hunts to talent shows.
  • Worked with the most advanced sailors, ranging from ages 10-14, to teach them new skills.
  • Arrange and manage applications for summer camps and sailing winter activities as regattas and training events.
  • Managed staff of 12 Sailing Instructors and ran program for 115 children, ages 8-18.
  • Maintained and organized files and paperwork, and set-up brand new functional office space.
  • Head staff member on Race Committee, ran weekend races and regattas.
  • Operate multiple vessels ranging from small motorboats to large sailboats.
  • Organized and ran over twenty regattas for sailing school participants.
  • Worked with high class clientele ranging from actors to politicians.
  • Helped develop a new sailing program to fit ranging ages.
  • Developed different teaching style for the varying age ranges of students
  • Instructed groups ranging from 5-12 children.
  • Excelled at handling transactions while personably communicating with customers.
  • Used communication, people and time management skills while coaching coed classes of up to 20 children with ages ranging 6-18
  • Instructed and Educated groups of 10 to 15 students Organized Lesson Plans, ran all Asst.

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12. Private Lessons

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Here's how Private Lessons is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Provided private lessons for those children who wanted to learn more about sailing after the class was over.
  • Cross-trained with co-workers to help give private lessons during busy times.
  • Provided Private lessons for adults and college students.

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13. Summer Program

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Here's how Summer Program is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Assist in providing basic sailing lectures and techniques to children 6 to 16 years old during the year and summer programs.
  • Recruited to educate and coach youth sailors enrolled in summer program.

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14. Lifeguard Training

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15. Adult Classes

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16. Boat Maintenance

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Here's how Boat Maintenance is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed kids ages 7-14 in sailing, took them to races, communicated with parents, and preformed boat maintenance.
  • Instruct children ages 8-14 with the fundamentals of sailing Perform boat maintenance

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17. Optimist

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Here's how Optimist is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Coach young students in sailing fundamentals as well as advanced racing techniques in club 420's, optimist and prams.
  • Coached advanced sailors at regional and national 420, Laser and optimist regattas.
  • Instructed children ages 8-16 to sail Optimist, 420, Laser and Laser Pico sailboats.
  • Directed assistant sailing instructors Maintained sailboats optimists and 420s) and motorboats.

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18. Summer Season

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Here's how Summer Season is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Summer season tutoring and basic sailing instruction.

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19. Weather Conditions

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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Reacted decisively and quickly as changing weather conditions and other safety issues arose.
  • Remained flexible with learning styles, weather conditions and varying circumstances.
  • Advise charters underway about changing weather conditions.

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20. Sunfish

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Here's how Sunfish is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Educated children age10-14 on recreational and competitive sailing in Sunfish sailboats.
  • Experience on Opti, sunfish, flying scots, FJs, 420s, hobbies, and a 25' Catalina.

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21. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Developed skills in communication, customer service, conflict management, group dynamics, instruction, conflict resolution and project management.
  • Operate marina office; oversee administrative tasks of scheduling, processing payments, weather closings, and general customer service.
  • Learned to delegate and lead team members in an intense customer service environment for 3,000 alumni and their families.
  • Anticipated guest needs and mitigated any guest concerns, ensuring guest satisfaction through excellent customer service.
  • Developed customer service and management skills Honors and Achievements Dean's List Team Captain Scholar-Athlete Team Treasurer
  • Engaged in teaching and interacting with special needs students Understanding of proper customer service and organization in the workplace

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22. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Involved extensive communication, interaction and coordination with parents and staff members on a daily basis.
  • Worked independently to train and supervise new staff members.
  • Supervised a team of 8 staff members.
  • Interact with club members and staff members
  • Supervised and trained new staff members.

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23. Boat Safety

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Here's how Boat Safety is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Teach how to sail, promote boat safety, promote the camp, and maintain the campsite and sailing equipment.
  • Instruct children ages 6 to 16 how to sail and boat safety.

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24. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Coordinated multiple teams to maintain a safe environment on and off the water and simultaneously instruct students.
  • Created a positive & safe environment at yacht club for all sailing youth participants.
  • Organized the facility and equipment to create a safe environment for daily classes.
  • Analyzed wind and water patterns to maintain a safe environment.
  • Maintain a clean, comfortable, and safe environment.
  • Maintained a safe environment for students.
  • Teach both adults and and children from beginner to advanced how to sail in a safe environment.

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25. Ensure Safety

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Here's how Ensure Safety is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Operate small watercraft to ensure safety of fleet during lessons.

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26. Powerpoint

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27. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Explained principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in aquatic activities, and demonstrated use of equipment.

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28. at-Risk Youth

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29. Fellow Instructors

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Here's how Fellow Instructors is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Learned valuable communication skills with the children, fellow instructors, and junior director
  • Developed lesson plan and taught beginning and intermediate students Helped develop and execute racing program with fellow instructors

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30. Positive Role Model

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31. Large Groups

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Here's how Large Groups is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Managed Large Groups of Students Wrote curriculum for sailing school in accordance with US sailing protocol.

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32. Fun Environment

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Here's how Fun Environment is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Teach sailing skills and water safety to children in a fun environment Activities and Other Special Interests
  • Teach sailing skills and water safety to children in a fun environment Coach junior sailors at practice and at regattas

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33. Instructor Taught

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34. AED

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35. Water Activities

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Here's how Water Activities is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Facilitate and instruct weekly sailing lessons that included land and water activities for approximately 8-10 students with physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • Trained junior level lifeguards on duties to maintain the safety and success of the water activities of the entire camp.
  • Managed the planning and coordination of water activities.

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36. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Developed leadership skills while working with individual students, small groups, and larger classes.
  • Provided sailing instruction to small groups of middle- to high-school students.

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37. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Awarded Instructor of the Week by students for going above and beyond expectations on a weekly basis in 2008 and 2009.
  • Maintained organization of all sailing camp activities on weekly basis.

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38. Fiberglass

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Here's how Fiberglass is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Skilled in fiberglass repair, sealing, sanding, deep cleaning, and minor marine enginerepair.
  • Perform general boat maintenance including fiberglass repair and gelcoat work.

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39. SUP

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Here's how SUP is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Conducted school operations as senior instructor, supervising instructors, teaching groups, and providing individualized coaching.
  • Managed paperwork for regattas and supervised seven instructors.
  • Started as volunteer instructor, assisting with teaching in the classroom and supervising children sailing on the water.
  • Developed, launched, and directed sailing curriculum for children; provided supervision and coaching at several regattas.
  • Helped organize and supervise a program where inner city children learned to both sail and build boats.
  • Instructed, supervised and maintained records for a variety of sailing classes of up to 25 students.
  • Assisted in managing the sailing program by supervising transportation, curriculum planning, and providing safety training.
  • Assisted in the supervision of 70 female campers ages 8 to 13 within the division.
  • Ensured safety of students by providing supervision on the water in coach boats.
  • Supervised 5 sailing instructors; directed sailing clinic for children ages 8-15.
  • Instructed youth and adults on water sailing theories and supervised practical lessons.
  • Provided customer support in boating office and assisted with equipment rentals.
  • Supervised a staff of 3 instructors, streamlined regatta schedule and sign-ups
  • Selected by management to train and supervise newly hired instructors.
  • Supervised other instructors and their performances on the job.
  • Guided and supported sailing expeditions along the Maine Coast.
  • Supervised twenty students both on and off the water.
  • Supervised the on-water safety of the youths.
  • Organized and supervised the Beginner Sailing program.
  • instruct kids/adults, supervise sailing/lunch/repairs, maintain boat repairs, lead groups as large as 15pp

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40. Small Craft

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41. Colgate

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Here's how Colgate is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained 26' Colgate with outboard engine, delivered 48' foot Catalina-Morgan offshore, and down Florida's coast.
  • Present Colgate Offshore Sailing School United States
  • Maintained Offshore's fleet of Colgate 26 keelboats.

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42. Multiple Types

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Here's how Multiple Types is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Instructed sailing for all levels and ages on multiple types of boats.

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43. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Teach basic sailing, risk management, parent communications

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44. Meeting Minutes

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45. Ability Levels

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46. Hands-On Training

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47. Sail Boats

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Here's how Sail Boats is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Full time sailing instructor and racing coach for kids ages 6 - 16 utilizing Opti dinghies and 420 sail boats.

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48. ASA

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Here's how ASA is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Converted 40% of ASA 101 students to ASA 103 students for additional revenue at the conclusion of their 1st class.
  • Lead Instructor for Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101) & Assistant Instructor for Intermediate Coastal Cruising (ASA 103).

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49. Uscg

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Here's how Uscg is used in Sailing Instructor jobs:
  • Tour Boat Captain/Instructor - Tours and classroom instruction aboard 45' USCG Inspected steel hull biodiesel vessel; 33 passengers.

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50. Accurate Records

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20 Most Common Skills For A Sailing Instructor

Basic Water Safety

22.1%

Lesson Plans

13.0%

Assistant Instructor

11.6%

Daily Activities

10.7%

Curriculum Development

6.3%

Beginner

5.1%

Yacht Club

4.4%

CPR

3.1%

Skill Levels

2.6%

Small Boat Level

2.6%

RAN

2.3%

Private Lessons

2.1%

Summer Program

2.1%

Lifeguard Training

2.0%

Adult Classes

2.0%

Boat Maintenance

1.7%

Optimist

1.6%

Summer Season

1.6%

Weather Conditions

1.5%

Sunfish

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Sailing Instructor

Rank Skill
1 Basic Water Safety 19.0%
2 Lesson Plans 11.2%
3 Assistant Instructor 9.9%
4 Daily Activities 9.2%
5 Curriculum Development 5.4%
6 Beginner 4.4%
7 Yacht Club 3.8%
8 CPR 2.7%
9 Skill Levels 2.2%
10 Small Boat Level 2.2%
11 RAN 1.9%
12 Private Lessons 1.8%
13 Summer Program 1.8%
14 Lifeguard Training 1.7%
15 Adult Classes 1.7%
16 Boat Maintenance 1.4%
17 Optimist 1.4%
18 Summer Season 1.4%
19 Weather Conditions 1.2%
20 Sunfish 1.2%
21 Customer Service 1.2%
22 Staff Members 1.1%
23 Boat Safety 0.8%
24 Safe Environment 0.7%
25 Ensure Safety 0.7%
26 Powerpoint 0.6%
27 Safety Procedures 0.6%
28 at-Risk Youth 0.6%
29 Fellow Instructors 0.6%
30 Positive Role Model 0.5%
31 Large Groups 0.5%
32 Fun Environment 0.5%
33 Instructor Taught 0.4%
34 AED 0.4%
35 Water Activities 0.4%
36 Small Groups 0.4%
37 Weekly Basis 0.4%
38 Fiberglass 0.3%
39 SUP 0.3%
40 Small Craft 0.3%
41 Colgate 0.3%
42 Multiple Types 0.3%
43 Risk Management 0.3%
44 Meeting Minutes 0.3%
45 Ability Levels 0.3%
46 Hands-On Training 0.3%
47 Sail Boats 0.3%
48 ASA 0.2%
49 Uscg 0.2%
50 Accurate Records 0.2%
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