Youth Sailing

Youth Sunshine Sailors Camp

Has your child shown interest in boating? Perhaps in sailing! This is a perfect sailing camp for the younger sailor (ages 8-11) who wants to check out sailing in a very stable “single-handed” (one sailor) sailboat. These young sailors will take to Lake Washington in our fleet of Pram sailboats that are lightweight, easy to maneuver, flat bottom boats. The camp will also include but not exclusive to: rigging, knots, basic rules of the water, teamwork, with an emphasis on safety and FUN!

*This course requires a float test taken prior to class. Float tests are available at Seattle Pools www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp

Summer 2019

Registration starts April 2, 2019.

 

CourseTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Week 1 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
6/24 - 6/28
$203.00
17871
Week 2 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
7/1 - 7/5
$203.00
19007
Week 3 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
7/8 - 7/12
$203.00
19008
Week 4 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
7/15 - 7/19
$203.0019009
Week 5 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
7/22 - 7/26
$203.00
19010
Week 6 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
8/6 - 8/9
$163.00
19011
Week 7 (8-11yrs)
9:30am - 12:30pm
8/12 - 8/16
$203.00
19012
Week 8 (8-11yrs)9:30am - 12:30pm8/19 - 8/23$203.0019013

Advanced Beginner – Must have 1 week of Beginner in 2018 or 2019: Has your child shown interest in boating? Perhaps in sailing! This is a perfect sailing camp for the younger sailor (ages 8-11) who wants to check out sailing in a very stable ‘single-handed’ (one sailor) sailboat. These young sailors will take to Lake Washington in our fleet of Pram sailboats that are lightweight, easy to maneuver, flat bottom boats. The camp will also include but not exclusive to: rigging, knots, basic rules of the water, teamwork, with an emphasis on safety and FUN!

*This course requires a float test taken prior to class. Float tests are available at Seattle Pools www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp

Summer 2019

Registration starts April 2, 2019.

CourseTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Week 1 (8-11yrs)
1:00pm - 4:00pm7/22 - 7/26
$203.00
18934
Week 2 (8-11yrs)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
8/6 - 8/9
$163.00
17877
Week 3 (8-11yrs)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
8/12 - 8/16
$203.00
19014
Week 4 (8-11yrs)1:00pm - 4:00pm8/19 - 8/23$203.0019015

Youth Sailing Camp

Mount Baker’s sailing camps are for ALL skill levels (ages 11-18). Come sail in our dinghy fleet of V15’s, FJ’s and Lasers. No need to figure out what skill level (beginner through advance) your sailor may be. Each week, our trained sailing staff will review the roster and determine each camper’s skill individually and quickly assign them into compatible groups by experience and aspirations. Safety, skill development and FUN are our goals.

Required Forms:

*This course requires a float test taken prior to class. Float tests are available at Seattle Pools www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp

Summer 2019

Registration starts April 2 and links will be posted one month prior.

CourseTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Week 1 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
6/24 - 6/28
$221.00
17868
Week 2 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
7/1- 7/5
(includes 7/4)
$221.00
18836
Week 3 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
7/8 - 7/12
$221.00
18838
Week 4 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
7/15 - 7/19
$221.00
18849
Week 5 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
7/22 - 7/26
$221.00
18880
Week 6 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
8/6 - 8/9
$177.00
18882
Week 7 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
8/12 - 8/16
$221.00
18910
Week 8 (11-17yrs)12:30pm - 4:30pm
8/19 - 8/23
$221.00
18912

Intermediate Youth Sailing Camp

Must have 1 week of Beginner in 2018 or 2019: Come sail in our dinghy fleet of FJs, V15’s, and Lasers! Focus is on increasing boat handling skills while growing confidence and speed. 

Required Forms:

*This course requires a float test taken prior to class. Float tests are available at Seattle Pools www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp

Summer 2019

Registration starts April 2 and links will be posted one month prior.

CourseTimeDatesFeeBarcode
Week 1 (11-17yrs)2:00pm - 5:00pm
7/22 - 7/26

$221.00
17873
Week 2 (11-17yrs)2:00pm - 5:00pm
8/6 - 8/9

$177.00

19016
Week 3 (11-17yrs)2:00pm - 5:00pm
8/19 - 8/23

$221.00

19017

Mount Baker Youth Sailing Team

Join the Mt Baker Youth Sailing Team! Try your hand in our Optis, Lasers or FJ’s. All practices will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to enjoy the winds on Lake Washington and/or racing on Puget Sound in local sailing regattas. Program fees do not include regatta fees and associated costs. Become part of the growing tradition of youth sailing at Mount Baker!

  • Winter and spring classes (February – May) are age restricted to 13 – 18 years old.
  • Summer classes (June – September) are open to participants ages 10 – 18 years old.

*This course requires a float test taken prior to class. Float tests are available at Seattle Pools www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp

Skill Designations

Sailors can compete at several different levels at Mount Baker.  From the beginner races at Milfoil Dodger regattas all the way to Championship Fleet races at regional events, there are events for every skill level.  The categories below can help you determine which events might be right for you.  Sailors joining Mount Baker from other areas or teams can contact the office to find out where they might fit in best.

Beginner: First Year

Experience: Has completed two summer sailing camps at Mt. Baker or elsewhere
Skills: Able to sail upwind, downwind, rig boat and right a capsized boat unassisted
Goals: Learning how to race and willingness to attend regattas in Seattle area
Plan: Attend Milfoil Regattas in July/August and Octoberfest in September

Novice: Second Year

Experience: Knows how to sail and has completed area summer/fall regattas in the past
Skills: Starting to sail two different boats at Mt. Baker – singlehanded and doublehanded
Goals: Practice at least twice a week in the summer and once a week through November
Plan: Attend two day regattas – including one out of Seattle travel event and one in the fall

Varsity: Three or more years

Experience: Practicing from April through November, attending clinics and regattas in the Pacific Northwest
Skills: Comfortable rigging and sailing all boats at Mt. Baker
Goals: Able to sail in all wind conditions, comfortable with current and enjoys competing
Plan: Attend clinics, sailing in regattas to improve results or to learn a different boat

Sailing Team Regattas

DateNameCostAttendees
May 4-5Royal Victoria Spring Dinghy Regatta$265Varsity
Jun 1-2Clinic (Tentative)TBATBA
Jun 15-16Smythe Area L Qualifier's @ LeschiTBAVarsity
Jun 22-23Vancouver Lake Regatta @ Vancouver, WATBANovice
Jul 6-7Ray Jarecki Regatta @ Orcas Island, WATBANovice
Jul 16-21WIND Training Camp & Regatta @ Gorge, ORTBAVarsity
Aug 3-4Bellingham Youth Regatta @ Bellingham, WATBAVarsity
Aug 24-25Junior Olympics @ Shilshole Marina$70All
Sep 7-8JAM Regatta @ Bainbridge Is., WATBAVarsity
Sep 14-15Octoberfest @ Sail Sand Point$65All
Sep 21-22Laser PCC @ Bellingham, WATBAVarsity
Oct 19-20Pumpkin Bowl @ West Vancouver, BCTBAVarsity
Oct 26Baker Bowl @ Mount Baker RSC$15Novice
Nov 16-17Turkey Bowl @ Shilshole Marina$55All

Milfoil Dodgers

DateNameCostAttendees
July 6Milfoil @ Sail Sand Point$15Beginner
July 13Milfoil @ Mt Baker RSC$15Beginner
July 20Milfoil @ Meydenbauer Yacht Club$15Beginner
July 27Milfoil @ Seattle Yacht Club$15Beginner
August 10Milfoil @ Corinthian Yacht Club$15Beginner