There are approximately 1200 university students, faculty, staff and Union members in the club each year, including a high number of international students. In addition to regular club members, Hoofers instructs over 300 youth aged 10-18 through the Hoofer Youth Program. We have many different membership options (Summer, Fall, Winter, Monthly, or Annual) with annual rates as low as $249. These memberships include unlimited instruction as well as unlimited use of equipment on which sailors have achieved ratings. The Hoofer Sailing Club is run by a Board of Captains and led by the Commodore, an elected University of Wisconsin student. The club operates year-round depending on the weather but during our peak season from June 15 to August 15, approximately 120 lessons and multiple youth sessions are offered each week by our staff of about 100 volunteer and paid, part-time and full-time instructors. In addition to instruction the club offers racing, special events, and lots of socials that you are encouraged to participate in and promote!

Thank you in advance for your interest in helping make Hoofer Sailing the best sailing club in the nation!

Hiring Timeline

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, 4:30pm
  • Applicant Review Notification: February 18th – 22nd
  • Interviews at the Memorial Union: March 2nd
  • Applicants are notified of Interview Results: March 8th
  • Instructor Training: April 16th & 17th

Application Materials

  • New Instructor Application | PDF
  • Returning Instructor Application | PDF