As many instructors will attest, teaching sailing is one of the better summer jobs out there. And it's not just about trading in 9-5 cubicle shifts for sunny days in a motorboat - though that certainly doesn't hurt.
The New England Cable News network picked up on this, and recently ran a spotlight video on summer sailing instructors at Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Courageous Sailing Center is a nonprofit community sailing organization that offers myriad programs in youth, adaptive, and adult sailing.
The video segment focuses broadly on how sailing instructors develop diverse skill sets that will serve them well in whatever field they choose to enter in the future.
The words of David Rodriguez, an instructor-in-training at Courageous, will resonate with any sailing instructor, whether they work in a community program, a club program, for a school team, or anywhere else on the water.
"There are things you can learn from [teaching sailing], and take them anywhere," said Rodriguez.
"It's as much of a sport as it is an experience, and it's such a pleasure to be able to do it - and get paid for it," he said.
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