Instructor in Training (IIT) Program
Through this program, older and more experienced junior sailors have the opportunity to shadow instructors and assist with teaching classes. They can also help sailors rig up on the front of the dock, and take new sailors for boat rides. This program teaches many valuable skills that go beyond our sailing programs such as responsibility, community, and being self-sufficient. In addition, participants can earn community service hours that can be used at school or on college applications.
Sign-up through our website is not necessary for this program. Instead, Junior Program members should visit the dock house during summer Junior Program hours and ask to begin volunteering.
Instructors-In-Training (IITs) are an essential part of the CBI Junior Program. These dedicated volunteers assist the Instructors with everything from launching and catching boats on the front of the dock to shadowing classes and teaching basic lessons. Any junior member that is 12 or older and has at least their helmsman rating can become an IIT and start working towards their 30 hours of service.
Once an IIT has reached 30 hours (fulfilling all of the goals above), they receive an IIT only t-shirt and are able to participate in some exclusive activities, such as Night Sails and barbecues.
How does my child become an IIT?
To become an IIT, a junior sailor just needs to visit the dockhouse during program hours to sign up to shadow a class, work on the dock, or give informal instruction to newer juniors. If IITs would like to attend our weekly IIT meetings, they should have a parent fill out the IIT Parent Permission Slip, and hand it into the dockhouse or front office during program hours. Meetings are Wednesdays from 3 PM – 5 PM Weeks 2 – 9 of the Junior Program.
Please email Junior Program Director, Carol Hesson, with any additional questions at [email protected]