Signing Up

Bainbridge Island High School Sailing Club is open to all high school students that can attend required daily practices and participate in regattas.  We require all sailors to be inclusive and supportive of eachother regardless of skill levels or grade.

During the fall season, the team meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays for practices.  Sailors should register for this season through Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation.  This year's program information can be found here.  The regattas for this season are supported by the Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing and costs per sailor will be determined for each regatta.

During the spring season, the team meets Monday through Friday for practices.  Sailor 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 regattas' 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 sailor:

  • 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.

What's required 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.

Required 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 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.


For the fall season, the participation fee is $385 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 2019 spring season was $450.  This will be revisited for spring of 2021 once all the schedule and budgets are determined for the team.  Checks should be made payable to Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing and submitted with the completed forms (see below) to a board member or mailed to:

Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing

PO Box 10114

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Complete these forms (click on the active links to access the forms) and submit them to the coaches or to a FoBIHSS board:

  • Roster Information - This gives us all the important contact information so that we can keep you informed.  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.

  • Code of Conduct - Please ensure that you have read and understand the code of conduct and sign the acknowledgement form

  • Release Indemnification and Medical Forms  

  • Physical Forms - 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.

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