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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. 

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). 

 

NOTES FOR FALL 2021: Because of the team’s growing size, registration requires Coach Haley Lhamon’s approval to ensure returning team members can register. All interested sailors must contact Coach Lhamon before the first day of registration on Wednesday, August 11: haleyl@biparks.orgFall registration online through BI Parks & Rec opens Wednesday 8/11 starting at 9:30 AM. You can also call (206-842-2302, ext. 0) or go to the pool, but the first hour or two is very busy. Please sign up for High School Competitive FJ/420E, activity #530722_01. 

During the spring season, the team typically meets Monday through Friday for practices.  Sailors should sign up by filling out the forms (links below) and registering with the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing.  The participation fees 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.

What's Required

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.

Equipment:

  • 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

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

For the fall season, the participation fee is $359 per sailor. These fees are paid when the sailor signs up for the "HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIVE FJ SAILING" and the "FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL SAILING ADD-ON" programs through BIPRD.  There will be additional travel costs to cover transportation and food at each regatta.
 

For the spring season, the participation fee for BHS Sailing Team will be set before each season. The season fee, which covers regatta fees, transportation, and related team logistics and administration costs, for the 2021 spring season was $500.  You can pay online here, or checks should be made payable to Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing and submitted with the completed forms or mailed to the PO Box.

Complete these forms (click on the links to access the forms) and submit them to the coach: