Tryouts for the Fall season are mandatory for all sailors interested in being a part of the Sailing Team - both new and returning sailors. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd and Thursday, September 5th from 2:30 PM - 5:30/6:00 PM at Newport Harbor Yacht Club (NHYC). Attendance at both tryouts is mandatory. Please bring your life jacket (pfd) and appropriate sailing gear. On or before Friday, August 30th @ 4:00 PM, all sailors who will be trying out must email or hand-deliver a Sailor Interview form (found in the Documents section of this website) to Coach Smith.
Prior to tryouts you must have an Athletic Clearance Form on file in the Athletic Office (no exceptions).
In order to complete the Athletic Clearance Form you need to have a physical performed by your doctor, who has to sign it. We suggest turning in this form at registration, and keeping a copy in case it gets misplaced at school.
Dates to remember:
8/30: Deadline to get Sailor Interview form to Coach Carolyn
9/3: 1st tryout at NHYC from 2:30 PM - 5:30/6:00 PM
9/5: 2nd tryout at NHYC from 2:30 PM - 5:30/6:00 PM
9/6: Roster published
9/9: Mandatory meeting for all parents of team members at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall at NHHS.
A note about class schedules:
Your class schedule may have a conflict with sailing team practice times. The school will not adjust your schedule to accommodate Team practice until they receive confirmation that you are on the Team. This cannot happen for either new or returning Team members until after tryouts. Please do not try to change your schedule until after tryouts. Once it is confirmed that you are on the Team, meet with your counselor to get your schedule changed. If your schedule does not support you being able to get to practice at 2:30, please email Head Coach, Carolyn Smith to work out a solution.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Matt Wiley, Parent Advisor
Carolyn Smith, Head Coach