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2015 Staff Current Openings:

Now Hiring Sailing Instructors!

We are currently accepting applications for 2015 Instructors. See below for details. 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 other 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.

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, and 6 paddleboards. 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..

2015 Sailing Staff

Last updated 02/24/2015

 Now Hiring!

Program Manager/Head Instructor

  • 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
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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.
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Asst High School Coach

Originally from Baltimore, Jordan Stock did not come from a sailing background. She began sailing at Archbishop Spalding High School at age 16 and went on to sail at Old Dominion University for the women’s team. Following graduation from college in 2012, she coached a local sailing team in Norfolk, VA before traveling to New Zealand to teach sailing. When she returned, she took a management position at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore.

 Now Hiring!

Summer Head Instructor

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

Instructor

Minimum 18 yrs and prior teaching experience. Solid background in small boat sailing/racing and powerboat experience. US Sailing Level I Instructor by start date. EYC will reimburse for L1 training. CPR/First Aid and must pass a criminal background check.
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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 third summer with EYC. He was an Instructor in Training in 2013.
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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. 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. This is Christian's 2nd summer at EYC.
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Junior Instructor

Heath 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.
 Now Hiring!

Instructor in Training

15 years old with solid sailing experience. Must have strong small boat sailing/racing skills. Previous work experience with kids. CPR/First Aid and must pass a criminal background check.
 Now Hiring!

Instructor in Training

15 years old with solid sailing experience. Must have strong small boat sailing/racing skills. Previous work experience with kids. CPR/First Aid and must pass a criminal background check.