High School Sailing

Nor Cal Regatta Hosted by Sausalito YCPractice Day

Sausalito Yacht Club is proud to host the Tamalpais High School sailing team.

AUGUST 7-11  HIGH SCHOOL SAILING BOOT CAMP!  Visit our Summer Sailing page for details.

TRYOUTS SEPTEMBER 6-9 2017 @ SAUSALITO YACHT CLUB

YOU MUST FILL OUT THE TAM HIGH SCHOOL SAILING TEAM QUESTIONNAIRE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017/2018 TRYOUTS.

The questionnaire can also be found on the Tam High School ‘CLASSROOM’ portal.

Important Dates

May 31 – Questionnaire deadline

September 6-9  – Tryouts

September 12 – Mandatory parent meeting

Week of September 19 – First week of practice

2017/2018 Team Layout

12 Varsity team members

10 Junior Varsity team members

*If you do not make the official competition team there will be Saturday classes provided for those who wish to improve their skills or are learning how to sail for the first time.

Most frequently asked questions?

When is the sailing season?

The Fall season runs September -November.  The Spring season runs February-April

Can I join the team if I have no prior sailing experience?

You will be allowed to try out, but making the team is not guaranteed.  Taking summer sailing classes to learn the basics is strongly suggested.

How do the students get to practice?

Parent’s/guardians are responsible for arranging transportation to and from practices and regattas.

Do I have to participate in both seasons?

It is strongly encouraged, but not required.

What if I can’t make it to the tryouts?

You will not be able to participate on the team, but you can take the Saturday classes.

High School Sailing Outline – Designed to get kids involved in the sport
– Treated just like any other sport and sports team
– No experience necessary, just need a willingness to learn new things
– This is not the sport you join because you can’t play other sports
– Different from other sports, all day events not two hour games
– Year round sport
– If you have previous experience you can be moved up to Varsity within the first couple weeks of practices

How High School Sailing Works – A team may have as many sailors on their team as they want
– Two sailors sail in a boat at a time
– When traveling to events…
*Nor Cal Regattas- local events
*PCISA Regattas
Gold Fleet team and a Silver Fleet team
2 sailors sail for their team in each fleet for 2 races then they come to shore and rotate two other team mates in for two races.
Schedule Practices
– Varsity practices Tuesday, and Thursday; after school until 6:00.
– JV practices Tuesdays and Fridays; after school until 5:45.
Regattas a.k.a Game Day!

Proper Gear
Suggested Items – As in most sports being a sailor requires proper gear to perform.
– All sailors must have a Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket, close toed shoes that can get wet, clothes to sail in for warm weather and cold weather. Avoid Cotton!
– Girls tend to wear running tights (fleece lined when cold) or wetsuit pants, dry shirt or rash guard tops and a spray jacket. Other spray gear is helpful when cold. Gloves also help and a wool beanie.
– Boys tend to wear board shorts with spray pants, dry shirts, and spray tops.

COST
To be a participant on the team

-$800for Varsity members
This includes: practice 2 days a week, use of boats, boat parts and maintenance, fuel for coach boats, boat transportation to regattas/towing mileage reimbursement, coaching at regattas, club’s travel expenses, high level of sailing instruction
– $600 for Junior Varsity members
This includes: practice 2 times per week (except for a few Fridays), use of boats, boat parts and maintenance, fuel for coach boats, club’s travel expenses, coaching at regattas, high level of sailing instruction.

Coaches Contact Information:
Renee DeCurtis
Youth Sailing Director
coach@sausalitoyachtclub.org
415-332-7400×114
(I will give out my cell number to students once they officially join)

HELPFUL RESOURCES
Yacht Club Website sausalitoyachtclub.org
PCISA www.pcisa.org
ISSA www.hssailing.org