Captain Corey Mitchell joined the S&J Yachts team in March 2022. He has a 100-ton Master’s license, with Sailing and Towing Endorsements, and is also a Firefighter and Medic for the fire department here in Maryland.
His father first took him sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, out of Middle River, when he was 6 months old; he has been sailing ever since. He has been racing since he was 8, on both dinghies and Keel Boats. His keel boat racing experience includes an Express 35, various J/Boats, a Melges 24, and a Santa Cruz 70, Donnybrook, which ran a very successful race campaign out of Annapolis. He has also sailed in a number of offshore distance races, including the Round Block Island Race and Vineyard race. His dinghy experience includes Lasers, 420s, 470s, JY15s, Thistles, and Optimists.
Capt. Corey has also been cruising his entire life. His cruising experience includes Island Packet, Jeanneau, Beneteau, and Pearson. He has logged thousands of offshore miles, including several trips from Annapolis, Maryland to St. Maarten, Tortola, and Bermuda aboard everything from a Caliber 37 to Donnybrook, the Santa Cruz 70.
Capt. Corey began coaching sailing and racing when he was a teenager, teaching everything from 8 year old beginners to 16 year old kids in advanced racing. He is a certified Sailing Instructor through US Sailing, and is also a paramedic and firefighter in a busy jurisdiction here in Maryland.
Since getting his captain’s license, he has also worked as a Captain aboard charter boats, and continues to do boat deliveries whenever possible.