The Rudder Club of Jacksonville
8533 Malaga Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

Joel Shannon Summer Sailing Camp 2018


Week #1      18 - 22 June 2018

Week #2      25 - 29 June 2018

Week #3      9 - 13  July 2018


Week #4      16 - 20 July 2018

Week #5      23 - 27 July 2018 

Camp Director Shannon Brew


Shannon Brew

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Shannon Brew learned to sail at the Joel Shannon Sailing Camp and practically grew up at the Rudder Club.

Shannon's parents met at the Rudder Club and helped start the Joel Shannon Sailing Camp. Their sailing passion was passed onto their daughter Shannon who helped run the camp as Camp Councilor before becoming a US Sailing Instructor at only sixteen years old. 

Shannon was on the sailing team for Florida Gulf Coast University before returning to Jacksonville to work for Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club.  At Epping she started as their head instructor and deck hand before becoming Assistant Harbor Master.  Age 22, Shannon took the US Coast Guard test to become a licensed captain and now holds a Fifty Ton Masters Captains License.  Her qualifications and sailing experience has enabled her to not only direct sailing programs for various yacht clubs but also drive boats for deliveries, ecological studies, and ecological tours. Shannon is looking forward to being involved with the very organization where she started her sailing career all those years ago and inspiring young sailors to pursue their sailing dreams and their sporting career. 


Click here to email Shannon your questions about this year's sailing summer camp. 


All camp instructors are US Sailing certified sailing instructors or certified sailing assistants. Junior instructors and youth camp counselors are provided formal training in the performance of their duties. The camp teaches in the US Sailing format and strives to provide top quality instruction, since the first experiences of a new sailor form memories which last a lifetime.


  • Fees are $250 per child for one week of camp, and discounts are available for multiple weeks and multiple children. A deposit of $75.00 is required with the application in order to hold your place in the camp. The check should be made out to The Rudder Club of Jacksonville.
  • Each week of camp is limited to 40 campers. Deadline for registration will be the Friday prior to session start date. All forms (medical history, release, participation agreement) must be turned in at the parent orientation. 
You can download the application and medical form here.