Established in 1997, the Community Sailing Center hosts the only high school sailing team in Vermont! All interested students from area high schools (public or private) and home schools that have sailing experience and are in good standing at their school are welcome as team members. NVHSST offers sailors the chance to fine tune their skills during regular team practices and compete throughout New England. The team practices three to five days a week after school, with weekend regattas both at home and away. We sail and compete in both the spring and the fall.

Each sailor practices 3 days/week. The Community Sailing Center provides 420 sailboats, access to the water, coaching, PFDs (although most sailors prefer to have their own), scholarships and facilities.

Current participating schools include: Champlain Valley Union HS, Burlington HS, Essex HS, Rice HS, South Burlington HS and Vermont Commons School. But you can register from any school in Vermont.

For additional information please email us at or call us at 802-864-2499.

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2024 Spring Season

Coach:  Emma Hawko
Dates:  April 29 – June 6
Practice Schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Gear: Due to the cold water temperatures, spring sailors are required to have a full dry-suit and booties. Limited number of dry-suits available to borrow.

Practices will be held 3 days a week with occasional weekend regatta travel for those selected. Students must sail at an intermediate level or higher to participate in the Fall. Previous racing experience or participation on the team is best.


For additional information please email us at or call us at 802-864-2499.