The Sailing program is led by Florida Yacht Club Waterfront Director Jodi Weinbecker and Junior Program Director Dustin Domer. The Club Sailing team trains out of the Florida Yacht Club located on the St. Johns River.
Coach Weinbecker has been the Waterfront Director at the Florida Yacht Club since 2013 and has coached sailing for more than 15 years. Coach Domer coached for more than eight years at the Columbia Yacht Club and the Chicago Yacht Club before joining the Florida Yacht Club as Junior Program Director.
Sailing practices twice a week at the Florida Yacht Club from 4:00-6:30 p.m., with transportation provided by the school. The team also participates in strength and conditioning with Coach Gibbons on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday practices are held on weekends that the teams are not traveling to regattas.
About the Coaches
Coach Jodi Weinbecker has been competitively sailing for most of her adult life. Racing in both competitive one design fleets (J22, J24, Melges 24) and Performance Handicap Racing, Jodi and her husband Bill have won numerous regattas and honors for their performances. Jodi has two children, Allison (20) and Will (17) who are both competitive junior sailors. Jodi has been teaching and coaching racing sailing for more than 15 years and ran a very prestigious program as the Waterfront Director at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans before moving to Jacksonville in 2013 when she became the Waterfront Director and Head Racing Coach at the Florida Yacht Club. Having a high school sailing team on the St. Johns River has been one of Jodi’s goals since she moved to Jacksonville and she is excited to have Episcopal on the forefront of this new endeavor in Northeast Florida.
Dustin Domer recently joined the Episcopal coaching team after becoming the Junior Sailing Program Director for the Florida Yacht Club. He is excited to create more sailing opportunities on the St. Johns River. Coach Domer was the head sailing coach at Columbia Yacht Club from 2009-2013. Then he moved to Chicago Yacht Club where he acted as the head Optimist coach for two years before returning to Columbia Yacht Club to run its junior program. At his time at both of these yacht clubs, he managed and coached more than 14 high school sailing teams.