High School Sailing
The Boothbay Region Sailing Club welcomes sailors of all ability levels who want to learn to race.
The Spring 2020 season will begin soon.
The Boothbay Region Sailing Club (BRSC) serves all high school and middle school students from the Boothbay, Damariscotta, and Wiscasset regions, including public, private, and homeschooled. All students who meet their school’s eligibility requirements are invited to participate, and all experience levels are welcome, from the new racer to the elite.
High School Sailing is the only recognized co-ed high school sport. BRSC hosts two registered New England Scholastic Sailing Association (NESSA) teams, Boothbay Region High School and Lincoln Academy, as well as a conglomerate team composed of middle and high school sailors from all schools. We compete in the Pen-Bay League and NESSA on the weekends, and will travel to enhance our skills. Most events are at SailMaine in Portland, Rockland Community Sailing, Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, MDI Community Sailing in Southwest Harbor, and our home - Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.
Our four-day program in Spring and Fall makes us one of the longer sailing and more competitive programs. We race primarily in C420s, and provide opportunities to sail in tech dinghies and J/22s, as well. We are one of the few teams that will race both JV and Varsity team on the same weekend to give our sailors every opportunity to improve in competition. The Fall season begins around Labor Day and stretches into November. The Spring season starts in late March and runs through early May.
The program meets from 3:30-6:15 Monday-Thursday (after school) at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club** (136 Western Avenue, PO Box 497, West Boothbay Harbor) and races on weekends at various locations. All boats are provided by the yacht club. In addition, during cold weather the BRSC has drysuits available at no extra charge for sailors who do not currently own one.
We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation; fees may be waived, up to the full program fee. Please submit a waiver application by the Thursday falling within the first week of practice.
The BRSC is hosted by the Boothbay Region Yacht Club as a service to the community. Membership in the yacht club is not required and has no effect on sailor participation or cost.