41°01'25" N | 73°35'30" W

TJ Stoker

Head Instructor

photo of  TJ Stoker

Hometown and Club:

Pound Ridge, NY
American Yacht Club


Boston College '24

Personal Bio:

I have been sailing for nine years, and I have sailed Optis, 420s and Lasers.

My favorite sailing memory was two summers ago when I was sailing 420s. At the start of the summer, I was not a competitive sailor. Throughout the summer, my coaches kept encouraging me to become a better sailor, and that motivated me to learn and practice hard every day. In the last regatta of the summer, I was having a great race, and I remember looking over and seeing my coaches with a huge smile on their face. This was my favorite moment because it made my coaches so proud to see how far I had come.

I am looking forward to meeting a lot of new people. I am so excited to help pass on my knowledge of sailing to the next generation of sailors and have fun.

Fun Fact:

I am going into my senior year at Boston College. I am absolutely terrified of birds (especially geese and pigeons). I recently took a trip with my friends to Puerto Rico.