Sailing

Welcome to the St. Stanislaus Sailing Team!

For team apparel, please visit our team store.

The sailing program at Saint Stanislaus is open to students in grades seven through twelve. It provides an opportunity to practice, race, and travel to compete against other high schools. We welcome all sailors, whether they are beginners or advanced-level. High school sailing at a higher level leads to regional and national competitions, summer race teams, and collegiate teams.

The regular sailing season is from September to December and January to May. Varsity-only practices take place on Mondays and the entire team practices on Wednesdays. Practice time is from 3:40 pm to 6:00 pm. Always check the Activity Board for team announcements and upcoming events. We communicate in person, by email, by phone, and sometimes by GroupMe chat.

In order to participate, you must be able to swim, and you must always wear a life jacket when you are on the water. This applies to all team members, including youth and adults, as well as non-team members who might get on a team boat for any reason. It also applies to any boat a team member might go aboard during any sailing team-related activity. There are no exceptions, and this rule is non-negotiable.

The cost for each sailor is $90. This fee helps cover the expenses of boat improvements and custom shirts for the team. Please bring a check made out to SSC for $90.

Regular participation is required to remain on the team. To receive a varsity letter award, you must be a fully participating team member who competes at the varsity level, attends at least 60% of team practices, and completes the season in good standing with the team, regardless of the amount of varsity competition completed.

Most regattas take place on Saturdays and Sundays. You are expected to pay for your personal expenses. However, transportation and entry fees are usually provided by the school. If we travel to a national event, you will be expected to cover the costs of airfare, your share of the hotel room, and other personal expenses. Some regattas have age or grade level restrictions, and some limit the number of sailors allowed.