The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.


Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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Friends of Belmar Harbor is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. 

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Waterfront Director & Head Sailing Instructor
Brian Hull

Brian Hull grew up sailing Prams, Blue Jays, Lasers, E-Scows, Flying Scots and A-Cats at the Beachwood and Island Heights Yacht Clubs on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. He began coaching sailing at the Ocean Gate Yacht Club in 1993 and has run the junior sailing programs at the Island Heights Yacht Club, Mantoloking Yacht Club, Bay Head Yacht Club, Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club, Lavallette Yacht Club and Metedeconk River Yacht Club. 

After college, Brian returned to his alma mater, Donovan Catholic High School, to teach Social Studies. He also serves as the coach of the Donovan Catholic Varsity Sailing Team, which has participated in the ISSA Mallory 

Trophy National Championship multiple times. His involvement with sailing extends beyond the school; He also served as a regional director for the Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association representing high school sailing in New Jersey.


Over the years, Donovan Catholic sailors have brought local, regional, and national recognition to the by participating in countless regattas around the United States. During this time, the team has won the New Jersey State Championship as well as Connecticut State Championship and has participated in the ISSA National High School Sailing Championship for the Mallory Trophy four times. Donovan Catholic has also had two singlehanded sailors compete the ISSA National Championship in Lasers for the Cressy Trophy. The team’s greatest achievement is allowing student-athletes to develop a passion for sailing that can be carried with them even after they have graduated from high school.


Brian and wife Liz reside in Island Heights, New Jersey with their two boys James, Henry and our daughter Caroline. James is an active Opti sailor in local and regional events. He and his family enjoy time at the Toms River Yacht Club, where they are active members.