The Episcopal Club 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 heart of the St. John’s River. Coach Weinbecker has coached sailing for over 15 years and has been the Waterfront Director since 2013 at the Florida Yacht Club. Coach Domer has over 8 years of coaching experience with the Columbia Yacht Club and the Chicago Yacht Club before joining the Florida Yacht Club as Junior Program Director. Coach Alexandra Sanderhoff will be the ESJ sponsor for Club Sailing.
Practices will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the Florida Yacht Club. They will also have Saturday practices from 1pm to 4pm on weekends that the teams are not traveling to regattas. These weekend practices will be posted ahead of time. Once the team is formed, the regatta schedule will be announced.
To be a member of Club Sailing all proper FHSAA paperwork must be completed and uploaded to your Magnus Health portal for approval.
About the Coaches
Dustin Domer recently joined the Episcopal coaching team. He was the head 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 their junior program. At his time at both of these yacht clubs, he spent a great deal of time managing and coaching upwards of 14 high school sailing teams. He is now the Junior Sailing Program Director for the Florida Yacht Club and is looking forward to getting high school sailing started in the area as well creating more sailing opportunity on the St. Johns River.
Jodi Weinbecker is in her first year coaching at Episcopal. Jodi 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 performance. Jodi has two children, Allison (17) and Will (15) who are both competitive junior sailors. Jodi has been teaching and coaching racing sailing for over 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. Adding high school sailing 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.