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Join the West Coast Sailing Team

West Coast Sailing is on a mission to elevate the opportunities available to people in our industry. We are committed to providing pathways upward in the sailing industry for talented individuals who have a passion for growing sailing by making it more accessible to all. We believe that there are sustainable careers to be built around small boat sailing, and that providing opportunities for people to advance in our industry results in growth for all. We continue to grow and looking to expand our team with motivated, hard working, and passionate sailors. Current job openings listed below. If you're curious about working here in another role or know someone who might be interested, be sure to share or reach out - we'd love to hear from you. 

Current Job Openings:

Boat Sales Manager

West Coast Sailing’s mission is to improve our customer’s lives by helping them get on the water in sailboats and kayaks. We are seeking an experienced leader to head our Boat Sales Team in achieving sales goals. We feature a consultative, low-pressure sales environment that’s ready for a structured approach.

This position is responsible for running a business within a business here in Portland, Oregon: we are seeking a proven leader to guide our team in a consultative, low-pressure sales environment and an organized methodology for preparing and fulfilling boat orders. It is a small team and this role includes participating in this work of selling boats and physical preparation of boats.

The Boat Sales Manager runs the Boat Sales Team, sits on the overall West Coast Sailing management team, and contributes to national strategy with our Starting Line Sailing family of companies. There are tremendous opportunities to make an impact on our sport and on the lives of customers and staff.

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Boat Sales Associate

West Coast Sailing’s mission is to improve our customer’s lives by helping them spend time on the water in sailboats and kayaks. One of the ways we accomplish this mission is by providing a great experience to customers who buy boats from us.

We’re looking for a person who is excited by the water and outdoors. We value organized, reliable, hard-working people who want to help others. We help more customers, and do better, by adding diverse skillsets to our team. West Coast Sailing has been around for 17 years, we offer good benefits, and work to have an atmosphere where you can be appreciated and valued.

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These are full time positions at our warehouse and office in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please contact us today at office@westcoastsailing.net


Refer A New Hire & Get a $250 West Coast Sailing Gift Card

Want to earn a cool $250 to spend at West Coast Sailing? Check in with your personal network and refer someone to an open position. All of our job postings are available as easily sharable PDF documents, or you can share this web page. If we hire the person you refer to us, we'll send you a $250 West Coast Sailing gift card good towards anything we sell. Help spread the word about these opportunities so we can continue to provide the industry leading service and support you've come to expect when shopping with West Coast Sailing.


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Working at West Coast Sailing

Our staff of sailors works hard to grow the sport of sailing by providing excellent products, service, and advice. The members of our team have a variety of backgrounds, yet we all share a goal of advancing our professional aspirations. Our employees are actively involved in the sailing community and we are looking for an individual who is as passionate about sailing as we are. We work hard to make West Coast Sailing the largest and most respected small sailboat company in the world. Click here to learn more about us!

Join A Dedicated Team

We are a hardworking group of a dozen sailors who have built a company to serve fellow sailors. We sell sailboats, parts, accessories, apparel and more from manufacturers around the world. The members of our team have a variety of backgrounds, but all share a goal of learning, growing and advancing themselves. Our employees are involved in the sailing community and we are looking for people passionate about sailing to join our team. Click here to meet our Team!

Proudly Based in the Pacific Northwest

Our headquarters is in Portland, Oregon, and yes, everything you’ve heard about our fair city is true… It’s a fun, outdoor focused, livable and laid back city that fits our lifestyles very well. We are a 1-2 hour drive from, the ocean, mountains, skiing, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking and of course world class sailing – all in our backyard.

Who We Are Looking For

West Coast Sailing is seeking creative and passionate individuals to join our team. We are looking for sailors with deep understanding of the sport, a passion to learn more about it, and help customers enjoy the water. We pride ourselves on outstanding service, quality products, and helpful information. You’ve got to want to learn and take leadership of things – this isn’t an environment to sit back and be told what to do.

The Values That Matter

    • Be friendly, want to learn, and be driven to do your best work of your life.
    • A deep connection to, and passion for sailing.
    • Very solid computer skills (the usual programs) and ability to learn new skills quickly.
    • Strong communication skills, with customers, co-workers and in meetings.
    • Be coachable. We won’t hold your hand, but you’ll get a lot of rope to do big things.