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About High School Sailing

Enrollment in high school sailing is open to students attending any Portland/Vancouver area high school, public or private. Previous sailing experience is recommended but not required. All participants must be able to swim, commit to regular practices, and provide their own life jackets and appropriate sailing clothing. Parents are expected to share in the volunteer duties at weekly practices or weekend regattas.

Register here for the fall season High School Sailing Team. This season will incorporate Laser sailing as the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (NWISA) has elected to incorporate a third division of Lasers at regattas.

420’s and Lasers will both be utilized by this program on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The boat you sail will be determined by the team coaches. The boat you will sail at practice will be based on interest, attitude, dedication, attendance, and upcoming regattas.

The Fall Season will be capped at 45 sailors. Please register and submit payment early to guarantee your spot. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. There will be a separate registration for spring after the season is over. 

Fall 2016 High School Sailing Team
Click here for Registration and additional information
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday • 4:00-6:30pm
September 6 – November 2
Program Fee: $200

Mandatory Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 6:30pm – 7:45pm at the WSC Clubhouse.
The parent meeting is mandatory for parents of all sailors. We encourage your sailor(s) to attend also.

Open to 8th – 12th graders
Novice and experienced sailors are welcome to join the team.
Membership at Willamette Sailing Club is REQUIRED to participate in Fall & Spring programs. See Membership information below.

High School Sailing Open House
During practice on September 6 & 7, 4:00-6:15pm (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Bring a friend to sailing practice so they can see what it’s all about! This is FREE, but all participants must bring the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS listed below.

Swimming Ability & Capsize Recovery
All sailors will complete a capsize recovery at the beginning of every season. This is required before sailors get in a boat on the first day of regular practice.

Required Documents
Please print and fill out the required forms and bring to first day of sailing:
1. Medical Release:

2. Code of Conduct:

Youth Program Membership
All sailors who enroll in fall or spring programs are required to be a Youth Member or part of a Regular Membership at Willamette Sailing Club. Please return the Membership application form to the WSC Office no later than the end of the first week of practice. The youth membership is $300/year and sailors must do 10 work hours. Details will be available at the parent meeting. Call the WSC office at (503) 246-5345 with any questions.

Youth Membership Application:

By completing this form you will be signed up for the High School Sailing Team. All program fees will be charged to your club account and must be paid within 30 days. A 5% finance charge per month will be charged to past due accounts.

Important Contacts:
Head Coach: 

Club Manager: Dave Valentine

Office Telephone: (503) 246-5345

Parent Contact for LHS Sailing Team: