Geffrey Moritz

Director of Youth Programs & Head Sailing Instructor

Geoff Moritz is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and a lover of all things along the waterfront. He grew up sailing a 22’ O’Day and a 35’ Choy Lee Ketch. Geoff has many years as a level I, and level II sailing coach teaching Opti’s, Lasers, and 420’s. He has raced in many prestigious regattas, both in blue water and in the bays. His passion is for the Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes, which is one of the oldest sailing fleets in the US, racing them for over 12 years. These are fast narrow boats, 27 to 35 feet in length, known for having two very tall masts and a shallow draft, sailed by having multiple crewmembers on hiking boards.  An all-around waterman, when not racing the Log Canoes, Geoff enjoys fishing, and crabbing with his two young children.  He is known for his enthusiasm when introducing the natural wonders of the local waters, and sailing to children, especially to the students at FOBH’s Shark River Sailing and Science Academy.

Geoff has worked in education for 12 years mostly in early education, in elementary schools, and as a lead teacher for younger students in private educational programs. In 2016 he began working in the summers with FOBH as the Director of the Shark River Discovery Camp, and back-up Head Sailing Instructor and Waterfront Director. He is a graduate of Monmouth University with Master’s and Bachelor Degrees in Corporate and Public Communications.  A part of Geoff’s success in education and as an instructor stems from his managerial skills obtained when working in business as a project manager, and account relationship manager. In 2020 Geoff became a department head and senior staff member, accepting the position of Director of Youth Programs and Head Sailing Instructor in charge of all youth sailing and science programs at FOBH’s Shark River Sailing and Science Academy.