Speed, skill, and excitement are what racing is all about.

For more experienced sailors, racing sailboats on Lake Champlain is an excellent way to test and develop skill and experience the competitive side of sailing.

Northern Vermont High School Sailing Team (NVHSST)

The Community Sailing Center hosts the only high school sailing team in Vermont, the Northern Vermont High School Sailing Team. NVHSST offers sailors the chance to fine tune their skills during regular team practices and compete throughout New England. NVHSST is open to any student in good standing attending public, private, or home school. The team practices three to five days a week after school, with weekend regattas both at home and away. Spring and Fall sessions available.

For more information and to register please refer to the Northern Vermont High School Sailing Team Webpage, the High School Sailing Manual, or contact Mary Dowd or call (802) 864-2499.

BIC Race Camp

This camp is for our younger sailors who are ready to start learning about race technique and strategy in our fleet of single handed O’pen BICs. Ages 9-11.

Middle School Race – NEW!

Develop the skill to sail our 23′ keelboats with a team of other middle school students. Focus on sailing quickly & efficiently on each point of sail. An introduction to the fundamentals of sailboat racing while learning to independently sail keelboats. Grades 6-8.


For More Details Contact Program Director Mary Dowd or call the CSC at (802) 864-2499

Friday Night Dinghy Racing

Celebrate the end of the week with an open dinghy race! All classes welcome: launch your own sunfish or borrow a CSC dinghy. Racing rules are simplified. Prior sailing knowledge is required. All skippers must take and pass our rental test. This series welcomes people learning to race or folks looking to sail around the marks with friends. Come as a crew or come alone. Numbers are limited and sign-up is first come first serve starting at 4:30 pm. Crews can begin rigging at 5:30 pm. First gun promptly at 6pm. All friends and family not participating are encouraged to watch the race from the waterfront and enjoy a small barbecue.

Fee: Suggested Donation

Dates: June 28 – August 3