Sailing

Head Coach: Diana Lautenberger  Email: sailing@somdmontgomery.org

Sailing Requirements… All participants must:

  • Be able and willing to follow verbal directions plus have basic swimming ability.
  • Wear a life jacket (PFDs) at all times. If you do not have a PFD – one will be provided to you.
  • Help get boats out of the water and stay until all are put away.
  • Be accompanied by someone who will stay at the marina and be ready to drive participant home if bad weather shortens the practice.

Programs:

  • Flying Junior Sailing Program*: with Georgetown Sailing buddies Dates: Mondays: May 1,8,15 and 22, 2017. There is no sailing practice scheduled on May 29, Memorial day. The May program is non-competitive and intended to introduce new athletes and volunteers to sailing and provide early practice to our level 5 returning athletes. Space is limited.so register early.

                         * New Athletes must weigh less than 160 lbs due to the smaller boat size.

  • Competition Sailing Program: starts Monday June 5, 2017 with practices each Monday until the end of July for those attending Regatta. June 5, 12, 19 ,26  and July 10, 17, 24

Athletes registering for Competition Sailing ARE EXPECTED to attend all sailing practices in June and July to qualify for the Sailing Regatta. In addition to the Flying Juniors we incorporate the SCOW and Hobie Cat fleets for Competition season. Qualified Athletes and unified partners will compete in both the VA and St. Mary’s Regatta in July. Space depends on the availability of boats and skippers. Register online as early as possible.

Time: Boat preparation begins at ~5:45 and continues until all boats are put away 7:45-8:15 pm.

Place: Washington Sailing Marina WSM. One mile south of Reagan National Airport on the George Washington Parkway. Sailing is in the small harbor near the snack bar. 

Regatta Dates: 

VA Regatta at the WSM Saturday July TBD, 2017    

St. Marys MD Regatta weekend of July 29-30, 2017

What to WEAR: quick dry clothes or a bathing suit, sunscreen, closed toed water shoes, hat and sunglasses – with a croakie holder. If you have long hair, bring a scrunchie to hold it out of your face while sailing.

What to BRING: water for drinking, rain or wind jacket, a towel and a COMPLETE CHANGE OF CLOTHES; including underwear, shoes an extra hat and sunglasses.

The sailing program is considered a Locally Popular Sport therefore SOMD does not cover any costs for competitions. We must raise funds locally to cover sailing program expenses. If you would like to help fund the sailing program, you may donate by check or by credit card via the Gift Envelope Program. In either case, specify “sailing program” on you donation. Your support to our sailing program is greatly appreciated!

We appreciate the support of Georgetown University’s Champion Sailing team, The Sailing Club of Washington (SCOW) and The Potomac River Sailing Association (PRSA) and the Washington Sailing Marina!!!

Click HERE for sailing rules.

All athletes/volunteers must sign up for sport training prior to attending practice. Please sign up online as soon as possible so that we can make plans for coaching needs.

Athlete and volunteer application’s must be current UP TO THE date of the State Games for your sport. If you are unsure of a person’s status, click HERE to see list of names and expiration dates.

ATHLETES – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required Athlete Application (also know as Athlete Medical) already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

VOLUNTEERS – Click HERE to sign up on-line for this sport’s training season. YOU MUST have the required volunteer application already on file to sign up for a sport. If you are not sure if you have completed all the paperwork, please click HERE to review the requirements.

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