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Competitive sailboat racing for students in grades 7-12

Available both Spring & Fall (Separate registration offered each season)

Registration and program fees are required through the Foundry prior to the first day of practice.

Sailing takes place in 14’ dinghies, Lasers and keelboats


Mid March through end of May10 week program

  • Must have previous experience racing dinghies

  • Drysuits are required

  • Practices Monday/Tuesday & Thursday 4pm – 7pm

  • Varsity, JV and Pre-Junior Varsity level coaching

  • Participation in regattas on weekends



Late August through the end of October 10 week program

  • Must have some sailing experience

  • Practices Monday/Tuesday & Thursday 4pm – 7pm

  • Varsity, JV and Pre-Junior Varsity level coaching

  • Participation in regattas on weekends


The Foundry will preregister all teams with MISSA prior to seasonal regattas

Regattas are governed by The Midwest Sailing Association MISSA, for more information ...

Regattas take place primarily on weekends across the Midwest and Nationally.  There are 3 levels of regattas: Tier 1, 2 and 3.  Students in grades 7 – 12 may compete in Tier 3 regattas.  Only students in grades 9-12 from the same high school may compete in Tier 1 & 2 regattas.

The Foundry provides world class coaching for those interested in the development of their sailing and racing skills.



Depending on the team and the strength of the team the goals may vary. For all of our Varsity teams attendance and teamwork will be strictly enforced. For the highly competitive teams, National Championships are within grasp. Practices must be taken very seriously and sailors must make the best of their time on the water. Our goal for these sailors is to focus on all things racing (fleet and team). Sailors will be asked to study calls for team racing, and will be expected to show growth in all areas of their sailing.

  • Will sail in local and national regattas.Tier 1, 2 and 3



Our goal is to develop the skills these sailors may already have from previous sailing experience. Focus will be on making sure each sailor has a vast knowledge of rigging, boat handling techniques, and points of sail. In addition to focusing on the basics, JV sailors will learn the fundamentals of racing. We will incorporate starting techniques and instruction as well as tactics and rules of the road. These sailors should be working towards improvement in all aspects of their sailing and should look to those around them at practice for advice and tips.

  • Will sail in local JV regattas (Tier 3) during the season. May sail a Varsity (Tier 1 or 2) regatta as a crew if needed.



Our goal is to teach these sailors the basics and fundamentals of sailing and racing. Focus will be on rigging, boat handling techniques, and points of sail. On land demonstrations, classroom work and on the water repetition will encourage growth for these sailors. We will touch on racing once the basics are covered and understood. These sailors should be working towards making the Junior Varsity team.

  • May sail a few local Junior Varsity (Tier 3) regattas during the season.  They may be asked to attend regattas to gain experience but may not sail depending on conditions.