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Junior Fleet News

Volunteers Needed! Junior Fleet is need of knowledgeable volunteers. If you have any background in High School or Junior Sailing and would like to join the Jr. Fleet committee contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 11/2 at 6:30 in the dining room.

Our Staff/Jobs

Hiring for 2015 Complete. If interested in 2016 best to apply in December/January.

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. Candidates must be motivated, energetic, and enjoy working with kids and adults. Our fleet of boats includes 8 Optis, 8 Open Bics, 6 Club FJs, 2 Sunfish, and 6 paddleboards. 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..  All 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.

2015 Sailing Staff

Last updated 09/21/2015

 sean High School Coach Sean Harr is A twenty six year old Annipolitan, 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.

Head Instructor

Connor Whitney is a senior studying Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech and is returning for his fifth 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.
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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!

Senior Instructor

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. Sue is returning for her 2nd season with EYC.
chase Senior Instructor Chase Wood is a sophomore engineering student at East Carolina University and is psyched to be coming back for his fourth 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.


Taylor Wood is a sophomore at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Born and raised in Severna Park, boating was a natural fit from the start. She has been sailing for nine years including her time living on a Catamaran, as well as graduating from and being a counselor in training for the Miles River SA program. She is a member of the sailing team at UNCW, where she competes in intercollegiate regattas with other schools in the south east. Taylor has spent the past three summers as a lifeguard and is very excited to join the team at Eastport this summer to share her love of sailing with the students! This is Taylor's first summer at EYC.

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 at SSA. He has also participated in the Storm Trysail "Safety at Sea" program in 2011 and 2012 and sailed 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 junior year at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Fall 2015. This is Hunter's third summer at EYC.

Junior Instructor

Christian Filter will be a Senior at The Key School in the fall of 2015. Christian first started sailing with his father in Snipes at the age of six. A year later, he began the SSA Jr. Program and has sailed there ever since. Now he sails Laser Radials at a competitive level, and is on the SSA Summer Travel Team and has been selected for the 2015 United States Youth Championships. He is Key School's starting Varsity skipper, and has led them to the MASSA National Championships this year. Christian has experience in the Laser Radial, Snipe, 420, FJ, Optimist, Melges 24s and J70s. Other than sailing, Christian enjoys camping and hiking. He is eager to share his sailing and racing knowledge with young sailors. This is Christian's 2nd summer at EYC.

Junior Instructor

Heath Colley will be a Junior at Annapolis High in Fall 2015. 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. This is Heath's 2nd summer at EYC.

Junior Instructor

Brett Colburn began sailing at the age of three, and has sailed in the Caribbean, Greece, and the Chesapeake Bay. He lives on the Severn River where he enjoys sailing the family Catalina 30, kayaking, and exploring the Bay. As a sophomore at Indian Creek, Brett serves on the Indian Creek sailing team and has gained experience in FJs and 420s

Junior Instructor

Seamus Drury developed a love of sailing when he took a two-week 420 sailing camp over the summer of 2012. During the past two summers Seamus participated in AYC's Chesapeake Race Team. Seamus is on the Indian Creek High School sailing team, and has sailed every season with the school since 8th grade. He served as the team's vice captain and captain his freshman year. This past fall, Seamus volunteered with EYC's After School Sailing program and really enjoyed working with new sailors. Seamus will be a junior at Indian Creek in the fall of 2015. In addition to sailing, Seamus is a black belt in karate, enjoys hunting with his dad, biking, skiing, and snowboarding.