Lewes Yacht Club Sailing

The Lewes Yacht Club sailing staff  has excellent and varied credentials ensuring a uniquely valuable experience for every Junior Sailor. LYC Sailing is committed to ensuring that young people learn how to sail from certified instructors in a safe and fun environment.


LYC Sailing is focused on actively providing access to sailing opportunities for youth. Young sailors in search of skill development, quality coaching instruction, great competition, and a fun time on and off the water, will find a special experience at the LYC Sailing camps and youth racing events.


Announcing soon the 2018 Instructors and Race Team Coaches


Sailing Staff


Spencer Copeland - Instructor

Spencer is returning for his third year as an instructor at LYC.  He has been sailing at LYC since he was 7 years old.  He spent 2 years on the LYC Race Team and 3 years as a junior instructor prior to moving into his instructor position.  Spencer is a US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor.


Spencer finished his sophomore year at SUNY Maritime Academy.  He will be spending 45 days at sea on the USTS Empire State VI.


Spencer's favorite part of being an instructor is watching the excitement of the campers as they master skills and gain confidence sailing.  He's looking forward to seeing last years campers and welcoming new faces this summer.

Will Hearn-


Will is a local sailor, raised on Lewes Beach, and began summer sailing (almost daily) since age 5 on a Sunfish. He began training with his older brother at LYC in 2006. He is an avid sailor, now in competitive sailing during three seasons of the year.


He volunteered at LYC through the summer of 2015 as a Junior Sailing Instructor. Will has certifications with Boat US

safety and the US Sailing Association.


Will just finished his freshmen year at SUNY Maritime Academy.  He does community service with St. Edmund's Youth Group and the American Professional Mariners Association. He is an avid runner.


Coming from a large family, Will enjoys and works well with

young children.


 - Instructor





Jonah Mitchell - Moore- Instructor

Lewes Delaware native, sailor of the local waters since nine years old. I was honored with a scholarship, and completed the Jr. Sailing Program after fifth grade.


At  14 years of age I completed the course aboard the Kalmar Nyckel and am currently a volunteer when the ship is in Lewes. Throughout my sailing experience I've always found myself teaching people around me how to sail. I'm looking forward to a possible career in sailing safety and instruction.

Just Go Sailing!