Our Junior Racing Program is split into two groups. Learn to Race (LTR) and Advanced Racing Team (ART). The Learn to Race program prepares sailors for participating in club-level regattas. The Advanced Race Team travels to away regattas and clinics. Both groups sail after school or in the evenings. All sailors start out in the Learn to Race program before graduating to the Advanced Race Team program. Registration is for past Learn-to-Sail participants or by Permission of the Sailing Program Director only.

Online Registration

(Clicking “Online Registration” will take you to ClubSpot – a member management site – to complete your registration. You will be asked to create an account in order to manage multiple registrations and multiple participants.)

Practices are on Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 and one weekend day (varies due to race days) at Lake Julian. On Sunday evenings a decision will be made and sent via text message to sailors as to which day will be the “sailing day” and which day will be off-the-water learning and academic tutoring/homework help.

Since we have limited time on the water after school, practices will be no-nonsense and efficient. Sailors are expected on the water by 4:00 pm, off-the-water by 5:30 pm for derigging, and a de-brief with pickup at 6:00 pm.

The Junior Racing Team has four seasons:

  • Spring season: March – May ($185)
  • Summer Practices & Regattas: June – August ($285) Note: Most sailors work at Learn-to-Sail in exchange!
  • Fall Practices & Regattas: September – November ($185)
  • Winter season: December – February ($185)

Sailing Practices

All sailors are expected to rig (set up) and derig (take down) boats for practice. Sailing practices focus on team racing, strategic and tactical training, and physical fitness. Drills performed at practice will foster experience to properly prepare a sailor for regattas. Many practices will include mini-races to offer sailors the opportunity to try, fail and ultimately succeed at racing.

Since we have limited time on the water after school, practices will be no-nonsense and efficient. Sailors are expected on the water by 4:00 pm, off-the-water by 5:30 pm for derigging, and a de-brief with pickup at 6:00 pm.

Please see the Racing Team page for more information.

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