Our high school sailing program seeks to teach and refine the boating skills of North Fork area students engaged in the sport of sailing by emphasizing dinghy and keelboat racing as a preferred method of advancing skill levels and holding the interest of young sailors. All of our programs are completely free of charge to the students; EEYS is a 501(c)(3) educational organization and draws on donations by individuals and businesses as its sole source of revenue.
We offer a safe, structured and engaging program through which teenagers from our local community can learn the basics of sailing for the first time without obliging their families to make a large initial financial investment. We also aim to provide experienced sailors with advanced training and exposure to highly competitive racing against schools from other areas to expand the scope of the their skills and experience and to promote friendships with sailors outside of the North Fork.
benefits of joining a high school sailing team
Sailing is a co-educational competitive sport
Colleges actively recruit talented sailors for their college teams
Sailing not only involves a high level of physical conditioning and agility but it teaches students about navigation, physics, the marine environment, and the importance of teamwork
Sailing is a worldwide activity that literally can take you around the glove and provide instant introduction to people in every county
Sailing is a sport that students will enjoy throughout their lives.
WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE
Assistance with the logistics of setting up a high school sailing team, including developing talking points for presentations to school boards and discussions with school administrators
Supervised use of facilities of Old Cove Yacht Club in New Suffolk, NY for training offering the highest standard of safe, quality access to the water
Professional coaching during practice and regattas
Supervised use of a fleet of 420s, Lasers and keelboats
Safety and rescue boats on the water at all times