Captain Jay Winters is a career instructor and coach, with multiple American Sailing Association certifications, in addition to various United States Power Squadron certifications. Jay has been an instructor at Bimini Bay Sailing since 2012. He has been teaching America's Boating Course classes at the Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron since 2017. He presents his lessons in a friendly and easy-to-understand way.
Jay has sailed, crewed, and raced on all sizes of boats, ranging from the 14-foot Sunfish to 36-foot keelboats to the historic 122-foot Baltimore Clipper Schooner, the Privateer Lynx.
Floyd Jay Winters has been a professor at the State College of Florida for over 20 years.
Coach Jay Winters was also a championship Wrestling coach, going undefeated for two straight years. His Girls Soccer team won a Manatee County championship as well.