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Junior Fleet News

Registration Open

Happy New Year! Registration is now Open for our 2016 Summer Boating Programs. Early bird discounts until 3/15. Visit the Junior Fleet section of site or click here for more details.

Now Hiring!

The EYC Junior Fleet is accepting applications for 2016 Summer staff. Click Here for more 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..

Staff - Now Hiring

Now Hiring for Summer 2016

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, 4 Open Bics, 6 Club FJs, 4 Sunfish, 6 paddleboards and 6 kayaks. 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 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2016 Sailing Staff

Last updated 02/03/2016

sean High School Coach Sean Harr is a twenty six year old 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.
 Nan1 Program Administrator 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.
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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.

Head Day Instructor

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

Lead Instructor

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Lead Instructor

Taylor Wood is a junior 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 2nd summer at EYC.
  Instructor Andrew Forsyth will graduate from Severna Park High School in May, 2016. He learned to sail on his family’s San Juan 24 and Laser, and spent many summers sailing FJs, 420s and Optis. He has experience in sailing instruction through the Magothy River Sailing Association’s Junior Training, and completed the Storm Trysail “Safety at Sea” program. Andrew is a varsity cross-country/track runner, and along with sailing he also enjoys watersports such as wakeboarding and waterskiing. He is excited for his first summer with the EYC program.

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 addition to sailing, Hunter enjoys playing and watching basketball. Hunter will be entering his senior year at Mt. St. Joseph High School in Fall 2016. This is Hunter's fourth summer at EYC.

Junior Instructor

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Junior Instructor

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Junior Calendar

Mon Mar 07 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
High School Sailing Starts
Sat Mar 12 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
HS Varsity Regatta
Sun Mar 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
JV HS Regatta - DC Sail
Sat Mar 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
HS MIDISA Fleet Race
Sat Apr 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
JV Regatta - BCSC
Sun Apr 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Varsity HD Regatta - AYC/SSA
Sat Apr 16 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboat Handling Course
Sun May 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
HS KI Women's Regatta
Sat May 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
JV HS Regatta - SCC
Sat May 21 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling Course