PROGRESSIONS & JOB POSTS…
US SAILING Roadshow Crew Sets Sail for East Coast Tour
In mid June, US SAILING launched its inaugural Roadshow program, as its crew began an eastward trek from Maine to Virginia in an effort to promote sailing and to interact with sailors in a variety of ways.
The US SAILING Roadshow crew includes Will Ricketson of Westford, Mass. and Brooke Thomson of Newport Beach, CA. The twosome will visit yacht clubs and community sailing centers to participate at events, including regattas, junior program clinics, community outreach programs, adult learn to sail seminars, and other sailing related events.
Some events on tap for Roadshow participation include:
- June 28: Olympic Day - New Bedford, Mass. / Community Boating Center
- July 1-2: Junior Olympic Festival - Hampton, Va. / Hampton Yacht Club
- July 8-10: Red Grant Regatta - Perth Amboy, N.J. / Raritan Yacht Club
- July 28-29: Marblehead Race Week and NOOD Regatta - Marblehead, Mass. / Corinthian Yacht Club
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Offshore Sailing School Promotes Contest
Sailing “wanna-bes” who take a cruising course at the Offshore Sailing School between June and December 2011 have the opportunity to win a 6-day/7-night bareboat charter in the British Virgin Islands, on a three-cabin, 41-foot cruising boat provided by The Moorings!
Contest participants will enter by writing a short essay on their learning experience or related sailing adventure. Winners will be judged by the editors of Cruising World magazine.
Euro Marine Trading Taps Ken Luczynski for Sales Position
Euro Marine recently announced the appointment of Ken Luczynski to its sales team. He bring more than 10 years of industry experience to the position, including his early days in sailmaking with U.K. sailmakers to his most recent Class 40 work. He also was a top 10 U.S. ranked Finn sailor who competed in the finals of the U.S. Finn Olympic trials. Luczynski is the co-skipper for the Class 40 Toothface, on which he and Mike Dreese are competing in the Atlantic Cup, with plans for their second Bermuda 1-2 together to follow.
Luczynski will primarily focus on developing new business, but also service existing accounts for Antal, Karver and Reckmann.
Euro Marine Trading in Newport, R.I., has been a source for performance European marine equipment in North America for more than 25 years.
Newport Exhibition Group Names Thomas Delotto as its Division Director
Newport Exhibition Group, producers and managers of the Newport International Boat Show and the Providence Boat Show, named Thomas Delotto as its division director.
He will be in charge of strategic planning and development for the group, as well as Yacht Rendezvous at the Newport Yachting Center Marina.
Delotto has more than 30 years of experience in the boating business, especially in property management, including marinas, hotels, resorts and private clubs. He has been a director of domestic and international marina operating companies.
“I will focus on developing new strategies and programs that our customers want, and I am committed to working with our clients to ensure we continue to support their efforts,” Delotto said in a statement.
Dawn Santamaria WIns 2011 Leadership In Women's Sailing Award
Dawn Santamaria, founder and executive director of Sisters Under Sail, was recently honored with the 2011 Leadership In Women's Sailing Award at the National Women’s Sailing Association Conference in Marblehead, Mass.
The annual award honors an individual who has built a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women and girls through sailing. It is sponsored by the women’s sailing association and BoatUS.
Based in New Jersey, Sisters Under Sail helps teen girls and women of all ages build confidence, enhance self-esteem, develop social conscience and learn the value of women working together toward a common goal through sail training. The group was established in 2005 through the inspiration of the Santamaria family’s experience sailing aboard their tall ship Unicorn. Since its inception, Sisters Under Sail has put aboard nearly 400 teenage girls and 200 women.
Torqeedo adds sales manager
Electric propulsion manufacturer Torqeedo recently added Raychel Brown as a new sales manager. Brown will promote the brand and work to increase sales of Torqeedo's Travel series of electric motors.
"One of my main goals is to increase product awareness by growing the dealership network, which will allow the end user to actually see, touch and demo the motors before they buy them," said Brown. "My primary focus has been introducing the sailing world to this great, clean propulsion option for dinghies and day sailors. Once introduced, many sailors immediately understand the product and consider it a great piece of gear."
Previously, Brown held positions of seminar coordinator for Sail America and director of operations for Fair Wind Sailing School. An avid sailor, Brown is a boat owner and has experience as a crew member on a variety of racing and cruising sailboats.
"Working for Torqeedo is a great opportunity to connect with grass roots sailors and share my sailing knowledge with them," said Brown. "Now I can connect with end users and assist with their non-petrol needs as more US boaters are looking for alternatives to gas outboards."
Editor’s Note: Sail America offers a free listing for members to post jobs online. To submit your position for inclusion, email Sail America Executive Director Jonathan Banks.
BENETEAU SALES PROFESSIONAL
Beneteau USA has an immediate opening for an experienced sales professional to work with our dealers and their staff to maximize the sales of Beneteau sailing yachts. Primary responsibility will be to establish new dealers and maintain existing dealer network by providing the highest sales results within these dealerships through excellent communication and promotion. In addition to communicating with dealers and their sales staff on a regular basis, this dynamic "go-getter" will educate and train our dealer staff on all Beneteau policies, systems, product construction and features.
The ideal candidate should possess negotiating skills necessary to resolve dealer/owner issues in a win/win manner. The candidate must also possess character and personal traits to be able to immediately gain the respect of the dealer network. The ideal candidate is a creative, inspiring, compassionate, high energy teacher/cheer leader that can bring the best sales practices to the best dealer network in boating.
This sales professional does not have to be an individual from within the boating industry. However, they must be an expert in providing sales services to a distribution network of luxury durables, and have proficient knowledge of sailboats.
Interested and qualified candidates please email your resume to:
Beneteau USA is an EOE and DFW
TRUE NORTH YACHT BROKER/SALES CONSULTANT WANTED
True North Yachts is growing!
The #1 North American dealer for Hunter Marine and Dufour Yachts is moving into upstate New York.
We are looking for an aggressive and energetic individual to spearhead our expansion into this territory. Working out of our new office in Wilson, N.Y., the ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who has the ability to work unsupervised and has the capacity to grow both new and brokerage boat sales for TNY. Responsibilities include:
- Developing and growing the upstate New York market for Hunter Marine
- Introducing Dufour Yachts and developing the market for this premium French built sailboat line
- Developing a brokerage business for both sail and power
- Integrating True North Yachts into the local marine community
- Working in collaboration with management in our Port Credit, Ontario, head office on marketing initiatives and evolving business opportunities in the territory
Travel to Port Credit, Ontario will be necessary on a regular basis as will travel to boat shows in Toronto and Annapolis.
The ideal candidate:
- Will be an entrepreneur able to work effectively and efficiently in an unsupervised environment
- Will possess superior computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office and CRM programs such as ACT!
- Will be a competent sailor and will have an infectious enthusiasm for the sailing lifestyle
- Will have the energy and the willingness to take this opportunity and run with it! The successful candidate will have great autonomy in the territory and will have the opportunity to define the presence of TNY as the market evolves
For more information or to submit a resume please contact Allan Mestel
Phone: (905) 274-8001 x32
US SAILING SEEKS MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
US SAILING is seeking to hire a Sailing Programs Marketing and Communications Manager. This new position will be responsible for sales, marketing communications and customer relations activities around our training programs. Initially, the focus will be on our Keelboat program, but will shift to include instructor certification and small boat programs, camp programs, windsurfing, etc.
We are looking for an energetic person with strong sailing and interpersonal skills that will be the evangelist for US SAILING's training activities. The position will involve some travel, working with sailing schools, community sailing programs, yacht clubs, and being part of our marketing, communications and web teams. A great opportunity to be instrumental in helping advance sailing education in the US and be part of a dynamic and fun organization.
More details on the position are here.
Contact: Janine Connelly.