High School Sailing Team
The Community Sailing Center coaches high school sailors from around the region through the Northern Vermont High School Sailing Team, each season offering young sailors the chance to develop their skills and compete throughout New England. The Northern Vermont High School Sailing Team (NVHSST) is open to any student in good standing attending public, private, or home school in Chittenden and surrounding counties. The team practices together three to five days a week after school, with occasional weekend regattas at home or away.
Benefits of High School Sailing:
- alternative athletic option, giving students an access point to sports and fitness beyond the traditional team offerings
- independent achievement, team work, and personal responsibility are skills sailors develop over the season
- promotes participants’ sense of place and a strong sense of community within and beyond the team as participants travel to other sailing venues, meet peers from different communities, and develop mentor relationships with adults through the medium of their shared sport
Individual School Teams: Vermont Commons School , Burlington High School and Champlain Valley Union High School.
NVHSST Schools: Burlington High School, Colchester High School, Essex High School, Harwood High School, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Mount Mansfield Union High School, and Rice High School.
*Sailors who want to participate in the spring must have sailing experience at the intermediate level.*
Dates: April 22 – May 31
Dates: August 26 – October 18
Registration: Please complete a Youth Registration Form and mail it to the Community Sailing Center mailing address. As with all Sailing Center programs, scholarships are available through the Mike McConnell Scholarship Fund, providing access to the world of competitive sailing to all interested high school students.
The summer race program is a 4-week program designed for Level 3 graduates. It will build on the introduction to racing that students receive in Level 3 and will include advanced coaching on 420s(with and without spinnakers) and Lasers, and an introduction to keelboat racing on board Sonars and Rhodes 19s. Students will cover starts, heavy wind and light wind racing techniques, a series of on-water drills, practice races, and advanced boat handling (including spinnakers and trapezes). Participants must be 11 years of age and have completed a minimum of one Level 3 session or equivalent. Sailors will also participate in other on-water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and swimming throughout their program.
The summer race team is a member of the Northeast Sailing Association. The team attends local and regional regattas a to gain experience competing against other sailors in Vermont and New England.
Each Summer Race session is 4 weeks long, Monday-Friday
|Session I:||June 24 – July 19|
|Session II:||July 22 – August 16|