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Junior Fleet News

Adult Sailing Signups. Beginner Wednesday Evenings and Intermediate Sunday Afternoons. Don't wait.

Junior Sailing Signups. The following are FULL:  Boat Buddies, Opti Tots (both classes), Opti Seaman S1 AM & PM and S2 PM, Opti Mate S1 AM. Do not wait to sign up. Our waitlist is growing.

Get your powerboat certifications! 2015 US Powerboating signups available. 2 new RC offerings in July, Rescue Boat and Mark-set. May 16-17 class is FULL.

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 04/15/2015

 russell

Program Manager/Head Instructor

Russell Levendusky, affectionately known as "Captain L", is very excited to lead the Eastport team this summer! Originally from New Jersey, and a 6 year Rhode Island resident, he is new to Annapolis, but can't wait to explore the area. From early adolescence, Russell began sailing in Lake George, and continued to develop a passion and love for sailing ever since. Russell brings five years of experience serving as a sailing program director at Wickford Yacht Club and Head of Sailing at Adirondack Camp. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island, magna cum laude, and studied Secondary Education, History, and Leadership Studies. As a teacher in the off season, he has taught Middle School Social Studies for the past two years. Russell's mission is to provide a safe, fun, and educational experience; to allow sailors to have the best summer possible!
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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!
 jordan

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.

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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.
 Sue

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

Instructor

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.
 hunter

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.
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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. 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 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.
 heath

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.
 brett

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
 seamus

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.

Junior Calendar

Mon Apr 27 @ 4:00PM - 06:30PM
After School Sailing
Tue Apr 28 @ 4:00PM - 06:30PM
High School Sailing
Sat May 16 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboat Handling Class
Sat Jun 13 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboat Handling Class
Mon Jun 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Junior Program Instructor Week
Sun Jun 28 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Adult Sailing - Intermediate
Mon Jun 29 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Junior Sailing Classes
Mon Jun 29 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Opti Tots
Wed Jul 01 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Adult Sailing - Beginner
Thu Jul 02 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Boat Buddies