Thursday, February 28, 2013

Seattle Regatta Details

First, Good practice today.  Fun winding sailing.  Thanks to everyone who helped with all the boat moving and loading in the rainy weather.

This weekend is our first regatta of the season with all teams down at SYC.  Should be a lot of fun to see how we match up against the district. For this weekends regatta we have to following going:

Jack W
Shea W
Jack T
Liam H
Shea B

If this is not correct please let me know.

We NEED DRIVERS still for this weekend.  I have only myself and the chambers driving so we probably need another two cars to drive.  Parents please let me know if you can drive down and if you could possibly tow a trailer with boats.

We will be meeting at the Sehome Haggens parking lot at 7:00am on Saturday morning.  Please be on time and bring all your normal sailing gear, life jackets, booties, gloves, hats, etc.  Bring a change of clothes also in case you get wet.  Bring $15 dollars for entry fee.  Entry fee includes morning snacks and lunch.  Last race is scheduled for 4pm so we should leave between 5-7pm heading back to Bellingham.

Also please print off and sign the attached waiver and bring Saturday morning.

ALSO, DON'T FORGET that attendance on Fridays before the regatta is required or else you are not eligible to sail.  So no skipping!

See you Saturday morning!

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Loading Boats Tomorrow


We will be meeting tomorrow at 5:30pm to load the BYC boats on a trailor.  Please come and help.  We are meeting at the storage unit where the boats have been kept in the past.  Address is 905 Squalicum Parkway, drive around back.  Those who come help will have preference on sailing this weekend.

Also, I need some parent drivers for this weekend.  Please let me know if you can drive and also if your vehicle can tow boats.

Also, many of you (mostly returning sailors) still need to turn in consent waivers and clear with your school for eligibility.  Do this by Thursday.

Thanks, great first practice today,

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dick Rose Rules Seminar

Sailors and Parents:

The Bellingham Sailing Foundation and the Bellingham Yacht Club will be hosting a Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar by Dick Rose on Thursday, April 4th @ 6:30pm.  Perfect for all sailors, beginners and advanced racers, and parents.

Event sponsored by the Bellingham Yacht Club and Bellingham Sailing Foundation.  Proceeds go towards Bellingham Youth Sailing.

April 4th, 2013 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

BYC Ward Room
2625 South Harbor Loop Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225
(Enter South Side Basement Door)

Cost $15 for adults (Pay at Door). 

Students - high school and college FREE

Topics – 2013-2016 Rules Changes with emphasis on Mark Rounding scenarios, Understanding the Rules Book and how use it. Question period from audience following.


More information in the attached flyer.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hello Sailors and Parents,

We had our pre-season meeting on Monday night- thank you to all who came! Here is a recap for everyone: (you can find all the forms and most of the information at )  

Most all our communication is done via email, so please help us out by responding to emails quickly and make sure we have your current email address.

All sailors must fill out the forms and checks outlined in the sailor packets attached.  New Sailors must fill out all forms, Returning Sailors need only to fill out the new consent waiver and verify athletic eligibility with their schools. New sailors that did not participate in the fall also must pay the team fees: Make $150 check out to Whatcom Community Sailing and the $35 check out to WWUAA

As a club sport each sailor is required to comply with the schools athletic eligibility requirements.  Sailors can pick up a packet from their schools athletic department.  This includes a Physical Form.  If you have not already scheduled a physical do so ASAP so you can practice next Tuesday.
Bring these forms with you to the first practice if you have not turned them in already. (or you won't be able to sail!)  Athletic eligibility packet gets returned to your school AD secretary.  

Our first practice is Tuesday Feb 26th. We will practice Tues/Thurs 3:15-6:30 till the end of May.  We will be conducting a swim test for all new sailors at the first practice. Please bring a wetsuit, towel and warm clothes.  PARENTS- Please help us by scheduling dentist and doctors appointments around our regular practices.  Practices are held at Lakewood. If you need a carpool, please contact us and we will put you in touch with another sailor from your school.

We require all sailors to have a Type III Coastguard approved lifejacket, a whistle attached to the life jacket and a wetsuit. There will be days where we will require a wetsuit or you won't be able to sail. We strongly encourage proper gear, such as gloves, booties, and no cotton. On our gear page on the website, we suggest places to buy gear and what kind of gear to get. (Westcoast sailing offers high school students 15% off gear, and free shipping). Please ask us or your fellow sailors what gear we recommend if you have any questions.

Please arrive at practice as soon as possible after school gets out.  8th graders can participate in all regattas on the schedule with the exception of district championships or national events if we qualify.

Please see our website for a schedule of all regattas. We will be more strict this year about going to regattas (and practices). We won't be accepting 'I have homework' or 'I have a big test' as an excuse. You know all the regattas we plan on attending now, so plan accordingly.

REGATTA SIGN UP - Please fill out this regatta sign up form so we know which events you absolutely can not make.  We expect you to attend all regattas, so if you can not make a regatta please come talk to us so we can discuss why.

We are excited to have your sailor on the team, and will be kept very busy organizing practices, regattas and teaching them how to become awesome racers! So, we will need your help! Regatta travel is usually based on parent drivers. We try to reimburse for gas, and food is usually free for parents or very cheap.  Please take a look at the regatta schedule and make note on which regattas you would be able to drive.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or visit our website for information. We are excited to be starting another season of sailing! See you on the water!

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Physical and Atheltic Packet

Just a reminder that our first practice is in two weeks and everyone must have a physical form completed and athletics packet turned before that practice.  Since this has not been a normal requirement I don't want you to forget.  See your athletic director for these forms.  

Also don't forget about our Pre-Season meeting next Monday, 6pm at Lakewood!

See you then,

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c