NWISA (Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association)
Sail Sand Point’s Youth Racing program includes High School Racing from late February to early June. The high school sailors practice twice a week and represent several schools from the Seattle area including Ballard High School, Woodinville High School, and Tesla High School. SSP often hosts high school regattas during this time, for a full schedule and regatta information please visit nwisa.hssailing.org
NWICSA (Northwest Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association)
The University of Washington Sailing Team practices at Sail Sand Point from September through June. UW hosts several events through the year at SSP including North-North, the NW Clinic, and Cascadia Cup, a high school and college sailing event. For the NWICSA schedule and regatta information please visit nwicsa.collegsailing.com
April 30-May 1 – High School Team Racing at SSP
May 21, 2017 – Stewart Opti Clinic
This annual clinic is open to any Opti sailor age 8-15. The Opti Clinic is a great way for young sailors to shake the rust off and get out on the water prior to the start of Opti Team practices. Sailors are divided into groups by racing ability and moved from group to group as appropriate. The clinic includes coaching, lunch and first come first served use of SSP’s boats.
July, 2017 – SSP Milfoil Dodger
Each summer SSP hosts a one-day novice regatta as part of the local Milfoil Dodger series. Beginning in July, five Milfoil Dodgers take place throughout the Seattle area to introduce novice racers to racing and the format of regattas. Each event is casual, fun filled, and coaching is encouraged. Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club, Seattle Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, and Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing also participate. The name “Milfoil Dodger” comes from sailors avoiding the widespread milfoil (an invasive aquatic plant) in Seattle’s lakes.
August 12-13, 2017 – McCurdy Cup
September 16-17 2017 – Octoberfest
NWYRC’s largest event, and a longtime SSP favorite. We expect about 140 youth sailors in Optis, Lasers, and FJs for this weekend event. Late September brings heavy breeze and a lot of variety in weather, making Octoberfest an exciting event. Click here to see the Notice of Race. Register here to race or email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering at the event.
October 7-8, 2017 – Cascadia Cup
Giving high school and college racers a chance to connect, Cascadia Cup is a joint NWISA/NWICSA regatta that invites high school and college teams from all over the Northwest. In addition to the Saturday/Sunday racing, each university team does a short intro to their school and sailing program in order to give high schoolers an opportunity to learn about their future sailing options. The combination of the two circuits also means lots of boats and extra fun racing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering with food or race committee at this event.
A note on water: In an effort to reduce waste from plastic bottles, Sail Sand Point provides a water bottle refilling station at our facility. Sailors are encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles. Please help us reduce plastic waste!