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Samantha Labuzetta

Sailing Director

photo of  Samantha Labuzetta

Email: [email protected]

Hometown and Club:

Stamford, CT
New York Yacht Club
Island Heights Yacht Club
Rochester Yacht Club

School:

St. Maryís College of Maryland, 2007
BA in Human Studies with a Minor in Environmental Studies

St. Maryís College of Maryland, 2008
Masters of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood Education
Masters of Arts in Teaching - Elementary & Middle School
Special Education endorsement Birth to Adult

St. Johnís College, 2012
Masters in Liberal Arts

Personal Bio:

I grew up sailing and racing Optis, Byte, and Laser Radial on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. I went to college at St. Maryís College of Maryland where I raced on the Varsity Sailing Team. After college I went on to Graduate School where I earned two Masterís Degrees in Education and one in Philosophy. I moved to Annapolis, MD where I taught for six years before moving on to sail full-time. I have competed in the J22, J70, J80, Lightning, Thistle, and Melges24 at the National, North American, and World Championship level.

I have found that as a Sailing Director I am able to combine my love of sailing with teaching. I have worked as the Sailing and Program Director for programs in Annapolis, MD; San Francisco, CA; and Westport, CT. I joined Riverside Yacht Club in January of 2019.

I love being a part of Riverside Yacht Club and I look forward to seeing everyone out on the water!

Fun Fact:

My parents met in Junior Sailing Program at the Island Heights Yacht Club in Island Heights, NJ. I grew up next door from the yacht club and attended the same Junior Sailing program every summer.

I have two standard poodles named Baie and Moto.