We hold our High School Sailing
Regattas on the above mentioned Sunday afternoons and all high schools
are invited to participate. The class of boat is the Laser and
is open to any rig size of choice. Due to our limited number of
boats our Lasers are reserved for our Racing Clinic Students and High
School Sailing Club Members. Unfortunately all others must provide
their own boat.
year if there are enough beginner sailors interested in our racing clinic
we are going to have a Varsity team for the returning and more advanced
sailors and a Jr. Varsity for the beginners. The Varsity team will meet
on Tuesdays and the Jr. Varsity will meet on Thursdays. During the season
we will hold scrimmage regattas between the Varsity and J.V. teams to
see if any J.V. sailor can move up to Varsity.
Our high school sailing program
isn't just about racing. We offer use of our Lasers to all high
school aged students with membership in our High School Sailing Club.
To join the club the student must show proof of sailing proficiency
in the Laser or have completed our Beginner High School Training Course.
A one-time membership fee of $40.00/semester will help offset
maintenance and insurance costs and allow the student member the
High school teams are the way students who might otherwise
never find a way to sail can get afloat and begin finding the lifelong
pleasure that sailing can offer. Better still, high school sailing is
one of the few school sporting activities in which boys and girls can
compete with each other on equal terms. Sailing is a sport to enjoy
throughout their life regardless of physical stature, age, or gender.
It is a sport that you can participate in for recreation or competition,
well past retirement age.
Beginner High School Training
Course, this 12 hour course is designed
for the high school student with no sailing experience whatsoever.
It follows the U.S. Sailing Certified Course guidlines but more streamlined
with a touch competition added. Min. class size: 5, Max: 10, fee:
$95 + $15 for text book. (Ages 14-18 only).
High School Sailing Program
Our racing clinic
will run ten sessions with the Varsity students meeting once per week
on Tuesdays and the Jr. Varsity on Thursdays. This clinic is designed
to introduce the sport of competitive sailing at the high school level.
The students start in the Hobie Wave to introduce them to sailing. They
will then be moved to the Laser which will be the primary training boat
used for single hand sailing in the program. The double hand sailing
will be introduced in the 420 class sailboat. These class boats
are the primary boats used by the Interscholastic Sailing Association
(ISSA) in their regional and national regattas. The first semester
will include lectures addressing; starts, upwind sailing, downwind sailing,
tactics, mark roundings, rules and protests, boat speed, boat handling,
light air and heavy air sailing. These are combined with on-the-water
drills to further expand their racing experience.
in the clinic will be Sunday regattas for the students to practice their
newly learned skills in the actual race setting. These regattas
are considered The Brevard Sailing League scrimmages and are not restricted
to just the clinic participants. Any Brevard high school student
with access to a Laser sailboat is encouraged to join in the regattas
as well as any other Laser Sailors.
continue to search for a faculty member from any of the Brevard high
schools to sponsor a sailing club within their school. The
sponsor's responsibilities depend solely on their school's policy.
Performance Sail and Sport's attendance requirements of the sponsors
are strictly voluntary. Without the help of these sponsors, the
hopes of a sailing club at your school is minimal. If there are
any potential sponsors with questions on the program please feel free
to call or email us.