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, 3:30-6:30pm, with scrimmages on Fridays. NVHSST will not be traveling to away regattas this season due to Covid 19. 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 contact Will Nye at (802) 864-2499.
Links of Interest:
- High School Sailing Team Manual
- New England Schools Sailing Association (NESSA) – This page has helpful information about regatta schedules in our region.
- Sailor Code of Conduct
2021 Spring Season
Coach: Will Nye
Dates: April 26 – June 4
Practices will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays with scrimmages on Fridays. Students must sail at an intermediate level or higher to participate in the spring. Previous racing experience or participation on the team is best.
Please call Kay Gallagher at (802) 864-2499 for additional information.