There are three primary interfaces between high school age sailors and sailing institutions – racing teams, learn to sail programs and boat chartering.
The area yacht clubs have a long and impressive history of not only supporting specific high school racing teams but in subsidizing their activities through charging fees that are meaningfully below cost. That is a wonderful tradition that works well. At least for the foreseeable future, we will leave subsidizing specific high school racing teams to the yacht clubs.
However, as it has done for two years already, CSNOI will support high school racing through chartering needed boats to the annual national-level Great Oaks Regatta.
On the learn to sail and recreational (not competitive) side, high school age sailors (coming to us through our local partners or individually) will participate in the CSNOI learn to sail programs and in CSNOI’s track for those who are interested in becoming future instructors.