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High School Sailing Team
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn to sail, race and gain the skills to compete at local, regional or even national level regattas. SUNY Maritime College provides everything needed to participate including sailboats (420s, FJs and Keelboats), coaches, safety boats, and life jackets at one of the best waterfront facilities in the country. High School Sailing is co-ed and open to both individuals and teams. Sailors from multiple schools will be combined based on skill level, have an opportunity to sail with different partners, and may attend regattas as part of a composite team.
WHAT TO EXPECT: High School Sailing is run like an after-school sport. Monday and Friday practices are run by coaches and waterfront staff and consist of briefings, drills, games and racing on the water. Primarily, practice is sailed in dinghies (420s and FJs) and is complemented by keelboats (J105, J44, Figaro, IC24s) and catamarans (Hobie Waves.) Sailors of all abilities come from different schools to practice together. With a low coach-to-sailor ratio, all participants will develop their skills and take their sailing to a higher level.
SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels
AGES: 9th-12th grade
PACKING LIST: Please click here for required and recommended gear list - High School Sailing Gear and Packing List
DIRECTIONS: High School Sailing meets in the East Bay of McMurray Hall. Please click here for directions.
We may continue to adjust the start date of high school sailing, as necessary. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. If you are interested in joining us this spring, please register for the waitlist. As soon as we know when we can get back on the water, we will contact you to finalize your registration and take payment. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.
After School Adventure Sailing
Beat the back to school blues and keep the summer fun going through the fall in After School Adventure Sailing!
6th-8th graders enjoy recreation and instruction aboard a variety of boats - dinghies, catamarans and keelboats.
No experience required! Open to beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors.
Join with summer friends or come alone and meet new people. Participants will learn seamanship and sailing skills, explore the East River, and enjoy warm water and great wind - fall is the best time to sail!
For a packing list, please click here: What to Bring to After School Adventure Sailing
DIRECTIONS: Adventure Sailing meets in the East Bay of McMurray Hall. Please click here for directions.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. If you are interested in joining us this fall, please register for the waitlist. As soon as we know when we can get back on the water, we will contact you to finalize your registration and take payment. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.