Monday, May 3, 2021

Fleet Race Districts this Weekend

This weekend we are hosting fleet race districts down on the bay.  The regatta is a two day event, both Saturday and Sunday.  The NOR for the event is attached.  This is the final district regatta of the season with the top two teams qualifying for nationals.  Only one team per school is allowed at district championship events.  The Sehome team this weekend will be Keller, Natalie, Bailey, Tristan with Mike, Keagan, and Liv as alternates.  Bellingham will be Ian, Mia, Talia, Tess and Wyatt and Willow as alternates. Everyone else is welcome and encouraged to come watch or help me run races.  

Parents, if you are available to help I could use people on shore and water to help with logistics and race committee.  Let me know if you are available.

Skippers meeting will be Friday via Zoom.  Link in the NOR. 
The schedule is also in the NOR.  However, I would like our team to arrive at 9:30 on Saturday rather than 10 to help get boats rigged.


Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Friday, April 30, 2021

COVID Vaccines

 Lots of appointments on Saturday.

Dear high school families,

As you know, all adults and people over 16 years old are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are writing to announce a special vaccination clinic for Bellingham Public Schools students 16 years of age or older and their adult household members.

Our generous neighbors in the Lummi Nation, with assistance from the National Guard, are hosting this COVID-19 vaccination clinic for our older students and the adult members of their households on Saturday, May 1.

Here are the details about this vaccination clinic:

When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 1

Location: Ferndale High School Gym, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr, Ferndale, WA 98248

Registration: Appointments are scheduled online by filling out this form. For anyone under the age of 18, this online appointment registration must be completed by a parent or guardian.

Eligible Participants: Bellingham Public Schools students 16+ years of age with a signed consent form and the adult members of their households. There are currently 800 appointments available. To receive the vaccine, students must have in hand a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.  The vaccination provider would prefer that a parent/guardian is present if possible, but it is not required.

Vaccination Type: Pfizer (Pfizer Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers)

COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost (free) to everyone in the U.S. regardless of citizenship status and a social security number is NOT required. You will be asked for insurance information in the sign up form, however, it is not required and you may indicate "no insurance" if you do not have health insurance.

Second Doses: Will be administered on or around May 22, with more details published before that date.

We are incredibly thankful to the Lummi Nation for making available this opportunity to protect more members of our community.

Please contact Angie Ritchey with any questions at

If this clinic does not work for your family, PeaceHealth is offering vaccine appointments at St. Joseph's Medical Center - Health Education Center that can be reserved online or by calling 833-375-0285 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Saturday Regatta Details

This weekend's regatta will be a fleet race here in Bellingham.  Please arrive at Zuanich at 10:00am ready to sail.  This will be a rotational event.  You should bring lunch and water.
We will likely be racing till around 4pm.

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Team Race Districts in Olympia

Next weekend is Team Race Districts in Olympia.  We have decided that only the Sehome team will be attending as we feel the available Bellingham sailors do not yet have enough team racing experience to make this event worthwhile.  The Sehome team going will be Keller, Natalie, Bailey, Tristan, Mike, Keagan.  I will send a separate email to just the Sehome team with details tomorrow.  

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spring Sailing - Pre-season Meeting

Sailors and Parents,

It's time to get out sailing again!  After working with the school district, we have a plan for starting up practices the week of March 22nd along with other spring sports.  At this point there are still some unknowns regarding regattas, but we will take what we can get so we can get out on the water.

On Monday, March 8th, we will have our High School Sailing Pre-Season meeting, 6pm via Zoom.  

Zoom Pre-Season Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 946 4105 7845
Passcode: 852147

This meeting is for both parents and students who plan to be on the team or are interested in learning more about it.  The team is open to all high schoolers in Whatcom County.  The team will not be open to 8th graders this season.  We have many important topics to cover at the meeting including practice and regatta schedules and expectations. It will also be a good meeting to attend for new sailors interested in joining the team, so encourage anyone who might be interested to attend.  

Practice and Regatta schedule for the season are posted on the website:

First practice will start Tuesday March 23rd @ 3:45 at Zuanich. 

Team fees are $200 for the spring season. As always, we don't want these fees to stop anyone from participating so please let me know if you need financial assistance.

Registration is now online.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Please register soon.  Given the unique circumstances with COVID, the practice format will depend on how many kids we have on the team this spring, so please register soon so I can get an idea of numbers and work out the practice schedule. 

ALSO, all high schoolers must do the required sports clearance with your school.  This is an online process now at your schools website.  Here are links to each schools athletic registration process:

A sports physical is also required, so get that scheduled ASAP.  

Registration and school clearance is required before you can practice. For a list of everything that is required see the Join Page of our website.  Attached is the sailor packet with more information.

Of course, masks will be required at all times.  We will go over all this in more detail at the meeting, but feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Fall High School Sailing Update

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the last few days before school starts up again.  I wanted to give everyone a quick update on where we stand regarding fall sailing.  Unfortunately I don't have much to report other than it is still a possibility that we could have some practices and local regattas in late September and October.  There will not be district regattas or national events
At this point nothing is for sure, but watch for updates closely because if we get the go ahead we will move quickly to start up the team.

Until then, do what you can to get out on the water and keep in shape.  

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Nevin Snow - Zoom Call Wed @ 8:00pm


Tomorrow evening is our Zoom call with Nevin Snow.  Below are details for joining the meeting.

Topic: Whatcom Sailing - Nevin Snow
Time: Apr 29, 2020 08:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 987 6748 0117
Password: 333835

About Nevin Snow Nevin is one of the most successful youth sailors in the past 10 years.  While in high school his team won nationals and he won A fleet.  In college he sailed for Georgetown and won Sailor of the Year twice, was an All American every year, and won Nationals 3 times!  There aren't many better than he is in an FJ or Laser. He is now working on a 49er Olympic campaign.  He will be representing the USA in the next Olympics. Read more here:

Here's some of the sailing events he has won:
  • 2x College Sailor of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • 4x College All-American (2013-2016)
  • 3x College National Champion (2x Match Racing, 1x Fleet Racing)
  • ISSA Singlehanded Champion (2010, 2011)
  • ISSA Fleet Race Champion (2010)
  • 2017 49er North American Champion
  • 2019 49er National Champion
  • 2019 49er Worlds, 13th
  • 2020 49er Olympic Trials, 1st
  • 2014 World University Games, Gold (Match Racing)
  • 2009 Laser Radial U17 Worlds, 3rd
  • Governor's Cup Match Race Champion (2011, 2016)
Come ready with questions!  Parents are welcome to listen in, but please give the kids first opportunity to ask questions.

Scott Wilson
Director - Whatcom Sailing
360.303.1759 c