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Current Openings:

Last updated 10/16/2014

EYC is seeking a Program Manager/Director to head our program. The mission of the EYC Jr. Fleet is to provide a Learn-to-Sail program that teaches the basics of boat handling, seamanship, safety, sportsmanship, and building friendships. EYC is not a racing program. EYC currently runs a 7 week summer program, fall/spring high school sailing, powerboat, and other programs. The candidate must be motivated, energetic, and enjoy working with kids and adults. Start date will coincide with spring HS sailing in early March. If interested please send a resume and 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Full time in the summer, part time during the rest of the year.  Ideal for a teacher or grad student
  • Must oversee the high school, learn-to-sail and US Powerboat programs
  • Plan and organize the summer program, including driving class registration and outreach
  • Hire, organize and supervise a staff of 10 instructors/coaches
  • Maintain equipment (22 sail boats, 6 paddleboards, and 3 motorboats).
  • Act as a liaison between the parents and EYC
  • Ensure ongoing excellence in program execution, safety, finances, administration, fundraising, communications and strategic planning
  • Provide leadership in expanding a vigorous program for children and high school students


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years teaching, coaching and/or managing sailing programs
  • US Sailing Level I Instructor with preference for Level II Small Boat Instructor, Level I/II Instructor Trainer, and/or Power Boat Instructor
  • CPR/First Aid and must pass a criminal background check
  • Demonstrated expertise in business aspects of managing a program.
  • Strong background in multiple types of sailing.
  • Ability to interact with sailors, parents, and general membership.
  • Ability to identify maintenance needs, maintain and/or coordinate maintenance above his/her skill level
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Superior organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience with MS Office

2015 Summer Staff:

We are currently accepting applications for 2015 Instructors. If interested in teaching at EYC please send a resume and 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Instructors in training must be a 15 yrs by start of program. All other candidates must have Level 1, CPR, and 1st Aid, and criminal background check by start of classes.

2014 Sailing Staff

Last updated 04/23/2014

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Program Manager

Nathan Hesse is excited for his second season at EYC. He graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2011. At St. Mary's he worked at the waterfront, windsurfed and taught the college's Intro to Sailing Course. Nathan was the Assistant Head of Dock at Four Winds Westward Ho in Orcas Island, WA and was a deck hand on Schooner Woodwind. Nathan holds a 50 Ton Master's License and has worked on private sailboats, new boat commissioning and deliveries. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Latin American Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

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Powerboat Instructor

Juan Watson was born in South Africa and left in 1998 to join a 92ft sloop as a deckhand; this would be the start of his 14 year yachting career. Juan sailed extensively in the Med, Caribbean, Bahamas, US East coast, Great lakes and completed 3 Trans-Atlantics. Juan is excited to share and transfer through instruction what he learned in his time as a captain and is looking forward to the upcoming season on the water with EYC. Welcome aboard!
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High School Head Coach/Summer Instructor

Samantha Parisi attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and sailed on their Varsity Sailing Team. In 2007, she graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and the St. Mary's Sailing Team won College Nationals in Team Racing, Women's, and CoEd Dinghys. Samantha went on to graduate from the St. Mary's College of Maryland Masters of Arts in Teaching Program in 2008 with Masters Degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In 2011, Samantha also earned her Masters in Liberal Arts from St. John's College.

Head Instructor

Now Hiring. Minimum of 5 years teaching and 1 year as a Head Instructor. 21 years and older. College graduate preferred.


Connor Whitney is a junior studying Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech and is returning for his fourth year at EYC. At a young age he advanced through the junior sailing program at SSA and has spent every summer since trying to learn as much as possible about boats. In addition to sailing, Connor enjoys hiking, mountain biking, tennis and never turns down an opportunity play soccer. Back in high school he competed at the varsity level in cross country and track and was named a team captain his senior year. Connor is very excited about making this summer at EYC junior sailing the best one yet.
chase Instructor Chase Wood is a freshman engineering student at East Carolina University and is psyched to be coming back for his third season at EYC. Chase sailed all through high school on his school’s team, and has spent many summers in both SSA’s and AYC’s junior sailing programs. Now an active J/Boat sailor, he’s always looking to crew for local racers both in Annapolis and at college in NC. In addition to his Level 1, he is a certified lifeguard and Eagle Scout. Besides sailing J/Boats year round, Chase enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, and playing jazz piano in Greenville.


Jackson "Jack" Dunitz started sailing on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes when he was 7. He has taught sailing since 2010 and was the Commodore of the University of Maryland Sailing Team, where he currently sails and pursues a degree in Cell Biology and Genetics. In addition to his sailing experience, Jackson is an Organic Chemistry tutor and a Learning Assistant for Introductory Biology. This will be Jackson first year at EYC but he is excited to bring his experience and drive to EYC club's staff. He has sailed C420s, Fjs, Laser, Optis, J-22 and 24, and a variety of scows. In addition to US Sailing Certified he is a Red Cross lifeguard.


Sue MacMorris is from Marco Island, Florida. The sailing bug bit in 1997 and led her to purchase and campaign a Santana 525. For the last 10 years she has raced as foredeck for Far 395, Melges 24, X yacht, Island 30, S2 7.9. Sue worked as a captain's aid and deckhand on a 90' schooner in the Caribbean and Panama Canal/Costa Rica. For the past 4 years Sue has served as the Lead Instructor at the Marco Island Community Sailing Center. She currently has OceanSu Yacht Management which allows travel time to learn and teach sailing


Now Hiring. Minimum 18 yrs and prior teaching experience.

Junior Instructor

Michael Pistillo began sailing at EYC in 2007 sailing the Opti, BIC, Feva, and CFJ. When he completed all of the junior fleet courses offered he moved to SSA in summer 2012 sailing the 420. Michael also participated in the Storm Trysail Safety at Sea programs in 2011 and 2012. Along with sailing, Michael's interests are playing and watching basketball and gaming. Michael will be entering his sophomore year at Mount Saint Joseph High School in Fall 2014. This is Michael's second summer with EYC. He was an Instructor in Training in 2013.

Junior Instructor

Hunter Sheely has been sailing in Annapolis since 2007. After completing all of the junior fleet course offerings at EYC, he pursued further development of his sailing skills and experience next door at SSA. He has also participated in the Storm Trysail "Safety at Sea" program in 2011 and 2012 and had the privilege of sailing at the Sailing Hall of Fame Induction Celebration in 2013. In addition to sailing, Hunter enjoys playing and watching basketball. Hunter will be entering his sophomore year at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Fall 2014. This is Hunter's second summer with EYC. He was an Instructor in Training in 2013.

Instructor in Training

Christian Filter will be a junior at The Key School in the fall of 2014. Christian first started sailing with his father in Snipes at the age of six. A year later, he began the SSA Jr. Summer Sailing Program and has sailed there ever since. Now he sails Laser Radials at a competitive level, and is on the SSA Summer Travel Team, as well as the Lauderdale Yacht Club Performance Team, He is Key School's starting Varsity skipper, and has led them to the MASSA District Championships. Christian has experience in a wide range of boats, including the Laser Radial, Snipe, 420, FJ, Optimist, and a little bit in Melges 24s and J70s. Other than sailing, Christian has a passion for the outdoors. He enjoys camping and hiking. He is an Outdoor Peer Leader, leading younger children on backpacking trips. He is eager to share his sailing and racing knowledge with young sailors.

Instructor in Training

Robby Schnabel is a lifelong Annapolitan. He has been on the water since he was a baby. At the age of 7, Robby started in the EYC summer program. In the fall of 2013 he started with the Broadneck high school sailing team. Weekends often find Robby sailing Soling's with his grandfather. Robby enjoys working with children and looks forward to sharing his love of the water and sailing skills with young sailors.
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Instructor in Training

Heath will be a Sophomore at Annapolis High in Fall 2014. Heath started sailing with the Annapolis Sailing School in 2012 and subsequently completed all of the junior fleet course offerings at EYC as of 2013. He enjoys sailing the Opti, BIC, and the CFJ. Along with sailing, Heath enjoys swimming and swam for Annapolis High School his freshman year. He also enjoys playing soccer and is a member of MD RUSH. Heath looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm of sailing with younger sailors.

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