Competitive High School Sailing is available to secondary school students in the Central Kitsap region, and is operated by Kitsap Sailing Foundation in partnership with the Port of Silverdale.
The spring season for high school sailing is mid-February through May. Teams with sailors from Olympic, Klahowya, and Central Kitsap have practiced and traveled together since 2006.
Fall season is mid-August to November.
No prior sailing experience is required. 8th grade is typically the rookie year for sailors. Middle school students are associated with the high school they will eventually attend.
Sailors registering for the upcoming season should contact Coach Dean Smith. Inquiries from home schooled and private school students should also contact the coach. Emails sent to our information account will be forwarded to the coach. Email is listed at the bottom of this pate.
The Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (NWISA) is the organization that governs high school sailing in the region. Their website lists the teams we compete against and provides a schedule for regional activities.
Many thanks to Katie Ward for this fun and amazing drone footage of a practice on Dyes Inlet.
Waterfront Park in Silverdale
Usually 2-3 days per week. See registration page for current schedule.
For the spring season, we compete nearly every weekend from the beginning of March until the middle of May. In the fall season there are usually fewer regattas. While attendance at these regattas isn't strictly mandatory, it is the point of the sailing team. Those sailors who attend most or all of the regattas learn and improve far more than those who miss regattas. Recommendations for parents around team travel can be found here.
Open Sailing Events continue the season through the end of the school year, but generally don't include weekends.
The high school season begins in winter and ends in warm spring weather. Sailors need the layers to stay safe, warm, flexible, and active.
The Fall Sailing Apparel Guide on West Coast Sailing's Website is a good reference for the gear we need to start. You might find local vendors with less expensive options.