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.
Middle School Sailing
Develop basic sailing and racing skills with a team of other middle school students. Focus on sailing quickly & efficiently on each point of sail and begin to develop novice racing strategies. Will take place on a mix of boats. Grades 6-8.
For More Details Contact Program Director John Nagle or call the CSC at (802) 864-2499
Jr. Summer Race
Building on the skills learned in Level II for 9-11 year olds, 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.
The Summer Race Program is a week long program designed for Level III graduates. This exciting opportunity will build on the advanced skills and sail theory students received in Level III and will include advanced coaching. Sailors will also learn racing skills including starts, tactical tips, and winning strategies. Each program is designed around a local or regional regatta that the team can participate in. Ages 12-16.
Big Boat Racing
Apply the skills you’ve learned in Level I & II to a new challenge – big boat racing! Sailors will spend the week on board a larger keelboat learning the new crew roles and skipper responsibilities that go beyond those needed to sail small boats. This is an excellent camp to help dinghy sailors transition into the world of big boat sailing here on Lake Champlain. Ages 12-16.
Friday Night Dinghy Racing
Prior sailing knowledge is required, and no instruction or coaching will be provided. All skippers must take our rental test. The race course will be posted in the program room prior to the races. Results will be shared after racing. This series welcomes people learning to race. Numbers are limited and sign-up is first come first serve starting at 5:00 pm. Crews can begin rigging at 5:30 pm. First gun promptly at 6pm, last race begins at 7pm. Participation in this program is free.
Dates: Fridays, TBD