The Director for the Sailing Center Chesapeake manages and coaches all sailing programs run by our program. The Sailing Center Chesapeake is the face of the Foundation, performing the day-to-day operations of teaching, coaching, and racing using the assets provided by the Foundation. The Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation, founded in 1999, is a charitable corporation that supports youth and community sailing in Southern Maryland. It provides capital equipment for organized junior instruction, high school racing, and other sail training programs.
Our high school sailing program allows students from schools throughout southern MD to participate in Varsity and Junior Varsity sailing in the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA). Middle school students are also encouraged to participate in our practices and some lower-level competitions. Sailing is an active high school sport in both the spring and fall seasons, running March-May and September-November respectively. We also have summer racing, learn to sail and water safety courses. We operate out of Chancellor’s Point in St. Mary’s City. Our facility is on the St. Mary’s River, just south of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Our teams actively participate in fleet racing and team racing, which are both demanding and satisfying aspects of the sport. Both disciplines require a good knowledge of racing tactics and strategy, as well as a synergy between team members.
The Director is responsible to the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation Board of Directors. This position is a full-time, year-round position.