Live to Sail « International Sailing Academy

By: International Sailing Academy  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sailing, Sailing Academy

PV Sailing Apprenticeship Program


  1. Sail Making and Repair
  2. Boat Rigging and Repair
  3. Race Management
  4. Coaching
  5. Seamanship
  6. Yacht Racing

Sailing is a sport of many trades.  The PV Sailing Apprenticeship is an International Sailing Academy branch program that is designed to offer sailors an introduction to the professional World of sailing.  We call the program “Live To Sail”, because it is meant for sailors who wish to continue their training in either Olympic sailing, Race management, Yacht Racing, Coaching, and Offshore Seamanship.  On top of this, the program offers the chance to work at the PV Sailing loft and learn the skills of Sail Making and Boat Works.  The Loft itself is run like a boat, wherein sailors approach the program with their personal aspirations and are immediately immersed into a program that suites their ambitions and developing abilities.  This is a base-level, hands on apprenticeship that will ensure participants will gain knowledge in every aspect of the sport of Sailing.  Sailors who are selected to join the program will be working under Mike and Leah Danielson’s direction for long term duration.  Sailors are compensated enough to live off, and daily meals are provided by ISA’s chef, Leah.  Accommodations are a “Crews Quarters” style apartment under the Sail Loft with Cable TV and Internet.

Extras:  Aside from servicing a fleet that is truly going places,  PV sailing has been involved in the logistical management for major regattas to Vallarta such as J-24worlds, Optimist North Americans, MEXORC, as well as the soon 2011 PanAm Games…. Sailors are guaranteed to make connections in the Yachting World, through events and as crew on local yachts.

Job Description includes:
On a daily basis, participants are expected to perform regular work at the Loft, along with a balanced on water lifestyle.  Compensation is based on hours at the Loft, coaching and Race management.

  • Sail Making
  • Sail Repair
  • Rigging
  • PV Sailing Product Lines
  • Boat Restoration & Repair
  • Local Opti and Laser Coaching
  • Race Management for local and International Regattas
  • Various crew positions on different Yachts from 20ft – 60ft
  • Personal Olympic Class training with ISA

Sailors are meant to hand in a Resume with an opening statement as to why they think this program is for them. There are 3 positions taken for the 2010/2011 season, but we will begin looking for more soon, as positions open.

Keywords: Sailing, Sailing Academy

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