Eastport Yacht Club Foundation
EYCF promotes participation in boating, education in the marine trades and environmental awareness through collaborative programming, fundraising and community partnerships.
From SpinSheet February 2015
Career Fair for
in the Marine Trades
by Laura Carty
(Severna Park High School student)
Are you in middle or high school?
Are you interested in working in or around boats?
Did you answer yes to either of these questions?
If so, you should come to the 5fth Annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair Saturday, February 28 from noon to 3 p.m. at Annapolis High School. Last year, more than 200 students came to learn about career opportunities related to boating. “Providing students with knowledge, awareness, and resources to meet those goals is the purpose of the career fair,” says Pam Ray, co-chair of the Marine and Maritime Career Fair.
This is an opportunity for students to meet and talk to people who work in a variety of the fields related to boating. The fair is a great time to explore all the different fields and to decide what interests you the most. To keep track of what you learn, you should bring a pen or pencil, something to write on, and a bag or backpack for carrying all the fun swag, freebies, and cool information from exhibitors.
This year, seminars cover topics such as “Marine Trades in the Chesapeake Bay Region” and “STEM Careers in the Marine and Maritime Industry.” There are also peer to peer sessions where you can talk to other students who went through the same process you are going through.
Sailing coaches and school owners, boat builders and service experts, marine craftsmen, STEM professionals, environmental scientists, technical training programs, two- to four-year colleges, publication and media (such as SpinSheet and PropTalk staff, local, state, and federal government agencies as well as military personnel will all be there to talk to you.
If you don’t know exactly what you want to do, that’s okay. Exhibitors from fields, such as boat building, rigging, engineering, plumbing, sailmaking, equipment and supplies, Bay conservation, environmental policy, product design, and even oceanography will be there for you to explore.
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We would also like to thank Virginia Tippie and Nathan Hesse of Eastport Yacht Club, along with all of the members of the Green Team who have dedicated many hours to ensure this event meets all 19 of the Clean Regattas Best Practices!
Scandia Marine Services provided the regatta with oil spill clean up kits, just in case of an emergency, for all the race committee boats and any other power boats being used for the event. While these items will hopefully never be needed, they are a crucial element in being prepared for a worst-case scenario, and help regatta organizers meet Clean Regattas Best Practice #9.
“A club dedicated to keeping our waters clean,” noted regatta chair, Sharon Borland on the importance of sustainability, “the Eastport Yacht Club and Eastport Yacht Club Foundation share a long standing commitment to ’clean’ and ’green’ resource management. These efforts include taking steps such as building a permeable concrete dry-sail area and parking lot to reduce run-off.”
Check out the Sailors for the Sea posting about the J80 Worlds "Clean Regatta"