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Our Instructors

Now hiring 2017 Instructors

The mission of the EYC Jr. Fleet is to provide a Learn-to-Boat 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. Candidates must be motivated, energetic, and enjoy working with kids and adults. Our fleet of boats includes 8 Optis, 6 Sunfish, 6 Club FJs, 3 J-22s, 6 paddleboards, and 6 kayaks. We also teach powerboating in 17, 15, and 13 ft whalers. Instructors must be a minimum of 16 yrs. old, have strong dinghy sailing and powerboat experience. Prior teaching experience or working with kids a plus. All sailing instructor candidates must have Level 1, CPR, and 1st Aid, and criminal background check by start of classes. Instructors in training must be a 15 yrs. by start of program. Pay rate commensurate with experience. Interviews will be conducted over the upcoming holidays. If interested in teaching at EYC please send a resume and 3 references to Nan our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Waterfront Staff

Last updated  04/10/2017

 Nan headshot OnWater Program Manager Nan Walker has an extensive background in program administration. Prior to EYC she served as the club manager at SSA for 12 years.  Nan has 20+ years’ experience delivering high value services in member driven, board led sailing clubs and non-profit organizations. She is dedicated to the advancement and promotion to the sport of sailing and other water. Additional accomplishments include: Sailing Club Director, Chesapeake Boat Club – Annapolis, Md., Executive Director, US Sailing Center Martin County – Stuart, Fl. Founder/Owner/Director, Kid Ship Sailing School – Annapolis, Md. Nan has been with EYC since the fall of 2015.
sean High School Coach Sean Harr is a native Annapolitan, with a passion for sailing and a drive for success. Sean was the inaugural class president at Indian Creek 08' as well as a four year high school sailing team captain. While attending a local college he worked diligently to learn as many trades in the marine industry as possible. His drive to continue learning has led him through many doors in the marine industry including, North Sails manufacturing, Beasley Marine composites, CL Rigging, as well as maintaining a couple locally owned Racing yachts, all while continuing coaching at the High School level at the Various Annapolis clubs. Sean is in his 2nd season of coaching at Eastport Yacht Club.
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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 16 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.
 EYC Cropped Lead Instructor Tyler Myers is a long time instructor and coach from New Jersey. He started sailing from a very young age and began competing as a crew for his father at age 10. Tyler holds 3 national/continental championship titles in the Hobie 16 class along with numerous local and regional. In college, he walked on to the Christopher Newport University sailing their top skipper and qualified the team for several regattas they had not been able to attend in many years. He graduated with a BS in Applied Physics from CNU. As a current level 3 US Sailing Coach, Tyler hopes to pass his knowledge and love for sailing on to everyone he teaches. 
isaac Lead Instructor Isaac Merritt was born in the historic district and grew up sailing in and around Annapolis. He is currently studying Finance and Economics at the University of Vermont, and is expected to graduate in 2018. He was team captain of his high school sailing team for 3 consecutive years, and remains determined to learn as much as possible within the local maritime industry. He's been racing along side the folks here at EYC for 5 years now, and teaching sailing in the area for 4. In addition to sailing Isaac is an avid Outdoorsman and Musician. But more importantly he's incredibly excited for his second summer working here at Eastport!
hunter 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 at SSA. He has also participated in the Storm Trysail "Safety at Sea" program. In addition to sailing, Hunter enjoys playing and watching basketball. Hunter is a senior year at Mt. St. Joseph High School. This is Hunter's fifth summer at EYC.
 Nash Instructor Nash Whitacre is a native Annapolitan, who being born into a family of sailors fell in love with the sport. The youngest of 3 sailing brothers and the son of two sailing parents, Nash studies Business analytics and Spanish at The University of Miami. He has sailed out of SSA his whole life and has experience working as an Instructor with Annapolis Community Boating. Good times and good jokes are passions of his, along with windsurfing, soccer, and Frisbee. Nash can’t wait to meet the sailors and get out on the water! This is Nash's first summer at EYC.
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Junior Instructor

Stephen Oxley will be a sophomore at Severna Park High School in the fall. He learned to sail while participating for six years in the Junior Fleet programs at EYC and as an Instructor in Training in 2016. He has spent time sailing the Optis, Open Bic, and the Club FJ as well as sailing for several years in the Green Fleet Friday races. He has also completed the Storm Trysail “Safety at Sea” program. Besides sailing, Stephen plays select lacrosse, ice hockey, soccer, and basketball as well as the piano. He also enjoys snow skiing, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends and the Midshipmen his family sponsor. After many years as a Junior Fleet participant, Stephen is looking forward to his 2nd season working at EYC sharing his knowledge with the young sailors.

Junior Instructor

Harrison Koller senior at the Key School, where he has attended since Pre-K. He began his sailing career in Opti's at AYC, where he moved up through the Green Fleet and Optimist Race Team. While in opti's, he qualified for two International Events in Italy and Belgium. After competing in Italy, he moved into the C420 where he spent four summers racing the boat all over the East Coast. He is Co-Captain of Key School's Sailing Team. During his time at Key, he qualified & competed in High School Fleet Race National Championship twice. He enjoys sailing larger boats such as J22's as a member of AYC's Junior Corinthian Cup team. He am excited to have a great first summer coaching at EYC!

2017 Jr. Fleet Calendar

Tue Apr 25 @ 3:30PM - 07:00PM
High School Sailing
Sat May 13 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Member Waterfront Access Open House
Mon May 15 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
High School Sailing- Team Dinner ( Dining Room)
Sat May 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Sat Jun 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Mon Jun 12 @ 1:00PM - 04:30PM
Pre-Season Class (Private)