Bainbridge Island High School Sailing Club is open to high school students that can attend required daily practices, participate in regattas, have completed beginner sailing classes or have equivalent sailing experience, and hold a Park District Swim License. We require all sailors to be inclusive and supportive of each other.
FALL SEASON - During the fall season, the team meets at the public dock below Waterfront Park in Eagle Harbor on Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays for practices. Fall season regattas are on the weekends and are supported by the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing. Costs per sailor will be determined for each regatta. Sailors should register for this season through Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation (biparks.org).
SPRING SEASON - During the spring season, the team typically meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for practices. Sailors should sign up by filling out these forms and sending them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, registering with the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing. The participation fees (described in "Cost & Forms" below) cover the regatta travel fees.
There are several important aspects to participating on the Bainbridge High School Sailing Team you should know before you sign up. Please continue to read these below.
Of the Sailors:
Participate on the team with an open mind, exhibit good sportsmanship, and support other team members and coaches.
Attend practices and let the coaches know when you will not be there.
Participate in the regattas.
Assist with the logistical tasks of the team.
Participate in Friends of BIHSS fundraiser events in support of the Team.
Of the Parent(s):
Participate with the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing to help out with BHS Sailing Team activities, including driving to/from team events, and assisting with other Team activities.
Assist Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing with fundraising.
Volunteer to help out where you can.
All sailors must wear a Type III personal flotation device at all times when on the dock or on a boat.
We also require a minimum level of clothing to protect the sailor from the elements.
Please see the complete listing of required and recommended gear to help make your time on the water safe and comfortable.
Safety is our top concern and precautions are taken to keep everyone safe. That being said, sailing can be dangerous since it involves activity on the water. All sailors are expected to wear PFDs (personal flotation devices) when in and around the water and follow the direction provided by coaches and regatta staff.
There is always a danger of concussion (click here for more information) along with cuts and bruises. All of our coaches are required to maintain their first aid/CPR certification.
The team also continues to follow COVID restrictions and CDC/WA/NWISA recommendations, which may include wearing facial coverings, conducting daily screenings, socially distancing when possible, and cleaning hands and shared equipment.
Cost and Forms
Participation fees for BHS Sailing Team will be set before each season.
FALL SEASON - For the fall season, participation fees are paid to BIMPRD. There are additional travel costs to cover transportation and food at each regatta.
SPRING SEASON - For the spring season, fees are paid to FOBIHSS, and the fees cover regatta fees, transportation, and related team logistics and administration costs. Spring 2022 season fees are $1000 for a single sailor and $750 for each additional sailor in a family (i.e., sibling sailors). You can pay the single sailor fee online here and pay the sibling/additional sailor fee online here or checks should be made payable to Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing and mailed to the PO Box.
Complete the following forms and submit them via email to email@example.com:
Roster/Conduct/Release/Indemnification/Emergency Info - If you do not want this information to be shared beyond the board, please check the "Omit information" check box. Otherwise, your contact information will be shared with the other sailing families. Please ensure that you have read and understand the code of conduct and sign the acknowledgment form.
Physical Examination Form - Once a year, we request that each sailor has a physical to ensure that they are healthy enough for sailing.
Swim Test - Each sailor is required to demonstrate their swimming ability. This is required only one time.
Background Check for parent volunteers