High School Race Team


About High School Race team

The Sarasota Youth Sailing High School Sailing Program is for sailors in grades 8-12 who want to sharpen their sailing skills. Throughout the school year, participants in the program must attend weekly practices at SYS and participate in the SAISA HS competitions.

The SYS High School Program consists of six local high school teams with other sailors constituting partial teams. Each complete team has a parent coordinator to manage communication and logistics for regatta and practice attendance.

The following schools are currently involved in the program. Sarasota High, Manatee High, St. Stephen’s, Braden River, Pine View, and Riverview.

If you are a student attending a school with an existing sailing team and would like more information, contact SYS’s Executive Director.  If you are a student at a school with a partial team (under 4 sailors) or would like to start a team at your school, contact SYS at sarasotayouthsailing@gmail.com or 941.504.4236 for more information.

All SYS participants and families are required to fulfill 8 volunteer hours, maintain current financial accounts, and adhere to SYS’s Code of Conduct and all Race Team policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent Handbook.


Enrollment in 8th grade, or higher at any area high school (no prior team affiliation required)

Practice Times:

Tuesdays; Rigged and Ready 3:30 PM-6:30 PM (or as daylight permits).


PFD with whistle, closed toe water shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and water clothes.


$535/season for 9-12 graders; 8th grade sailing only option for $185

Season Dates:

Fall: August 22nd-December 12th

Spring: January 16th-May 8th

Become a Race Team Sponsor


Contact Mary P. Trichter
Executive Director