Tryouts for the 2018/2019 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 11th and Thursday, September 13th 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 and appropriate sailing gear. Email Head Coach, Carolyn Smith at Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org if your class schedule prevents you from getting to tryouts on time and she will make an accommodation. Prior to tryouts you must complete the following:
1. Athletic Clearance Form: - must be on file in the Athletic Office before try-outs begin (no exceptions). Click here for the form.
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.
2. Sailor Interview Form: - Complete the Sailor Interview Form which you can also access in the Documents section of this website, and email to Head Coach, Carolyn Smith at Carolyn.email@example.com no later than September 7th.
Dates to remember:
8/6 - 9/6: Get your physical completed by your doctor
8/28: Mandatory meeting for parents and sailors who are trying out for the Team for the 1st time only. 7:00 PM in the Social Hall (map) at NHHS.
9/7: Sailor Interview Form due to Carolyn Smith
9/11: 1st tryout at NHYC from 2:30 PM - 5:30/6:00 PM
9/13: 2nd tryout at NHYC from 2:30 PM - 5:30/6:00 PM
9/14: Roster published
9/17: Mandatory meeting for parents of all team members at 7:00pm in the Social Hall (map)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 at Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org to work out a solution.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
We look forward to seeing you soon!