Spring & Fall, Ages 12-17, Grades 8-12
High School Sailing is SSP’s off-season program for high school students who want to sail during the school year and compete in the NWISA high school racing circuit. While SSP facilitates, coaches, and supervises the high school sailing program, students form their own teams within their respective schools and take on the responsibilities of recruiting and team management. Practices and regattas primarily take place in Flying Juniors (FJs) and c420s. High school sailing connects high schoolers interested in the sport to a fun and welcoming group of like-minded youth sailors who want to sail and compete together in the Fall and Spring.
High school Sailing is open to sailors actively enrolled in grades 8-12. Eighth graders are welcome to practice with the team if they are ready (minimum 90lbs, maturity level compatible with high school students), although competitive opportunities are more limited.
Practice Groups and Skill Divisions
High School Sailing practices are run five days a week. Each sailor will be assigned two practice days, with an additional Friday practice available to all high schoolers. Coaches keep attendance. Sailors are grouped by team association, skill level, and experience in order to make for focused and productive practices. High School Sailing is a competitive racing program and sailors are expected to work hard to develop their skills and contribute to the success of their teams.
Important Links and Resources
- SSP High School Sailing Manual, Spring 2023
- NWISA Homepage (contains regatta schedule for our region).
- ISSA Procedural Rules (governs the sport of high school sailing in the United States).
- NWISA District Rules (local rules that add to and modify ISSA rules.)
Note: To increase accessibility, team dues are kept low and scholarships are available for any sailor. To apply for a scholarship, you can download our Youth Racing Scholarship Application here and return it to the office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), mail or in person.