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Our Instructors

MEET THE 2018 TEAM!   

We are always looking for fun, energetic instructors to join our EYC Team!Fun StaffMust be 18yrs or older and 2-3 yrs teaching experience.

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 an 8 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.


2017/2018 Waterfront Staff

Last updated  12/20/2017

 Nan headshot OnWater Waterfront Manager Nan Walker has an extensive background in program administration, sail and powerboat instruction. 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 activities. 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, US Sailing Instructor Trainer. Nan has been with EYC since the fall of 2015.
  High School Head Coach Bryan Stout is a native Annapolitan growing up in an active sailing family at SSA. He competed in Optis, 420's through High School and in local-international events in Snipes. He also has run and crewed on multiple racing keelboat programs. He has experience sailing and coaching Fleet, Team and Match racing. He has vast experience coaching youth and adults and a passion for taking sailors to the next level at any ability.  Bryan began coaching the Indian Creek Sailing Team at EYC in the Fall of 2017. We are very fortunate to have his knowledge, energy and passion on our coaching team.
  High School Assistant Coach Noah Strother is a Spaulding School graduate 15'. He was on the Spaulding Varsity Sailing Team. He is currently taking classes at Anne Arundel High School so we are happy to have him in town. He is our Mr. Fix It and helps year round to maintain the sail and powerboat fleet in addition to coaching the JV Indian Creek Sailing Team and other Middle School Fall/Spring Classes. He also takes advantage of sailing and working on other local race boats to continue to grow his own skills. Noah has been with EYC since 2016.
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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. Juan has been with EYC since 2013.
Isaac Pix Head Instructor Isaac Merritt was born in the historic district and grew up sailing in and around Annapolis. He willl be graduation in December from the Univerisity of Vermont with Finance and Economics degree. 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 third summer working here at Eastport! Isaacs has been with EYC since 2016.
 FullSizeRender Instructor Charles Carpenter is a sophomore at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. He grew up sailing in Cape Cod and in Marblehead, MA. He started by learning in Sunfish and Cape Cod Mercurys. Once he became more passionate about sailing he joined the racing program at Cape Cod Sea Camps and learned to sail 420s. He then left Cape Cod and spent a summer racing Lasers at Pleon Junior Yacht Club. He has had experience in other boats including Flying Scots, and Colgate 26s. At St. John's, he sails FJs for the club sailing team and studies western literature. He looks forward to returning to EYC this summer to work with Sunfish, FJ and future J22 sailors. Charlie has been with EYC since 2017.
shalom Instructor Shalom Fadullon has been on boats her entire life, but her sailing career recently took off after her move from southern California. She is a current graduate of Annapolis High School which she was a member of the varsity 420 team, and competed in numerous qualifying and national events. A huge board sports fan, Shalom is an avid kayaker and paddleboarder, with experience in helping and instructing young kids from different settings. Along with FJ's and dinghy racing, she enjoys sailing larger boats including J22s, Cal 25s, and J80s. She recently completed the US coast guard sailing and seamanship courses and is excited to share her knowledge. When not on a boat, she is an avid member of mock trial and NHS and headed to U of Delaware in the Fall. You can feel her energy and see her smile from a mile away! Shalom has been with EYC since 2017.
Harrison Instructor Harrison Koller is a sophmore at College of Charleston. 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 was Co-Captain of Key School's Sailing Team. During his time at Key School, he qualified & competed in High School Fleet Race National Championship twice and was member of AYC's Junior Corinthian Cup team. He also enjoys sailing larger boats and is a on the Offshore sailing team at College of Charleston. He was excited to have a great first summer coaching at EYC and looks forward to returning as CFJ class instructor and Skipper sailor coach. Harrison has been with EYC since 2017.
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 graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School.  He is a Sophmore at Indiana University studying finance. Hunter's has been with EYC since 2012!
 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 new 2018 sailors and get out on the water! Nash has been with EYC since 2017.
sophie Evening Instructor Sophie Podlich just graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degree in Marine Affairs and minoring in Sustainability. She was on the sailing team where she was an active member on the big boat team. She is a native Annapolitan and she loves sailing J70s, J105s and etchells. Sophie first coached at EYC in 2013, then moved to AYC where she was for 3 years and this summer she is coaching at the USNA Basic Sail Training program as well as EYC! She is excited to share her love for the water and sailing with her sailors! She is looking for a 'big girl' job after graduation, but looks forward to continuing to work with Opti Tots in evenings this summer.
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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 is a US Sailing Level 1 Instructor. 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. Stephen plays lacrosse for Severna Park HS and API club team, 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 3rd season working at EYC sharing his knowledge with the young sailors.
IMG 13441503 Junior Instructor Seamus Seerey has been sailing for 7 years and sailed out of EYC. Seamus will be a sophomore at Archbishop Spalding High school in the Fall and is enrolled in all honors courses including the engineering program, Project Lead the Way. He is on the rugby team, the fall sailing team, and the robotics team at Spalding. He is a Life Scout finishing paper work for his Eagle Scout. He has taken National Youth Leadership Training and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. He lives on the Severn River and sailing is his biggest hobby. Seamus is excited to teach and help others learn to sail! Seamus has been 'staff' at EYC since 2017 and will be taking his US Sailing Smallboat certification this spring to become a Junior Instructor.
adelle1 Instructor In Training Adelle Marcichas been sailing for 5 year and first learned to sail at Maryland Yacht Club's sail camp. She started on Optis and is now sailing 420s and also learning to sail on our family boat at Wednesday night races on Rock Creek. She is a sophomore at Chesapeake High School and taking Honors and AP classes, and on the indoor track team. She has experience as a Junior Volunteer helper and want help teach more people how to sail. She is our 'energizer bunny' and we look forward to her working with EYC again this summer. Adelle has been with EYC as staff since 2017.
heather Instructor In Training

Heather McKee has been sailing since 2011. Heather enjoys racing on week nights and weekends with her friends and family on her father’s J80. She obtained her Maryland Boaters license and has successfully completed all of EYC’s sailing courses and Storm Trysail “Safety at Sea” Program.  Outside of sailing, she is an honor student at Southern High School, member of Cross Country and Track teams and has a passion for art.  Heather is anxious to share her love of sailing and to gain experience by teaching others how to sail, especially young children. Heather has been with EYC staff since 2017. 

  Instructor In Training Carter O'Neil  New 2018
  Instructor In Training Connor McKee  has been sailing since 2011. Connor races with friends and family on his father’s J80. He obtained his Maryland Boaters license and has successfully completed all of EYC’s sailing courses and Storm Trysail “Safety at Sea” Program.   Connor will be attending Southern High School, he is a member of National Junior Honor Society, Student Government Class President, member the Davidsonville United Travel Soccer Team, Certified Soccer Referee and enjoys fitness and running.  Connor is excited and eager to teach others how to sail and share his passion for being on the water
  Instructor In Training Isabel Fadullon  New 2018