What is an Outstanding Marine Wizard?
In 2008, as part of its MAST (MArine Skills Training) initiative, the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation introduced a biennial naming of select Outstanding Marine Wizards on the evening of the Eastport Yacht Club's Spring Cotillion (the party now known as the Latitude Adjustment Party). An Outstanding Marine Wizard is defined as "someone who has outstanding marine skills that every boater wishes he or she had and offers these skills for hire!" This concept received immediate support from Mary Ewenson, Publisher of SpinSheet and PropTalk, who continues to work with the Foundation to orchestrate this special opportunity to recognize outstanding performance in the Marine Industry. Once named, a Wizard remains a Wizard throughout his/her career and a new class is added every two years.
Nominating and Selecting New Wizards
Nominations open in the Spring of each event year and are invited from any boater who keeps a boat in the region. Nominations may be made on this website or sent to the Foundation on an official nomination form. Details are posted here and advertised via SpinSheet and PropTalk. The EYCF determines the number of new wizards to be selected that year. A small group of local industry leaders are named each even year to evaluate the nominations received and name the newest class of Outstanding Marine Wizards. These leaders remain anonymous until the public introduction of the newest Wizards during the Eastport Yacht Club's Latitude Adjsutment Party in the selection year.
How to participate
- Coordination Team - Wizards may indicate interest in this committee that works with the Foundation's OMW Chair to promote excellence in the marine trades and opportunities for students to learn more about the skills and careers of the Wizards. Contact Tim Wilbricht if you are interested.
- OMW Sponsors - Join those who sponsor this award and the outreach efforts of the OMW Coordination Team.
- Nominate A Wizard - The next group of Wizards will be selected in 2020.
Congratulations to our 2018
Outstanding Marine Wizards!
Austin Angermier - Bayshore Marine
Tripp Ewers - Annapolis Yacht Sales
Michael Johnson - Port Annapolis
Mark Miller - Ferry Point Marina
Matt Weimer - Annapolis Yacht Sales
Announced at the 2018 Latitude Adjustment Party. Click to see more pictures from the event!
2016 Outstanding Marine Wizards