Sailing and competition skills are honed through daily practices and weekly racing. The team competes in regattas at sailing centers throughout the area; see more information below. Prerequisites are both Laser and 420 ratings or prior experience racing and ability to rig and right a 420. If your junior sailor is new to CBI but has prior racing experience, and is interested, please contact the Junior Program co-Director, Niko Kotsatos at [email protected].
Please see calendar below for practice, race and regatta schedule:
- racing in practice is unscored, and generally part of a drill or training exercise, results are not the goal
- Race Days at CBI are open to Windsurfers, Lasers, 420’s and Mercury’s, and encourage sailors to choose a teammate, rig a boat, and race with limited coaching assistance. An opportunity to put your skills to the test.
- Events at CBI are hosted by Junior Program staff or Adult Program’s Tiller Club including the Community Cup (JP), 420 Regatta (TC), and Elmer Harris Regatta (TC) and allow sailors to compete with members of other community boating programs in familiar settings and boats.
- Travel regattas (3-4 per year) are an opportunity to represent CBI’s Junior Program in racing at another sailing center. Racing in these is a privilege and requires some additional planning and preparation as outlined below. The CBITR also falls into this category.
- Works as a group to fund-raise to help offset the cost of travel regattas and improve equipment.
- Participate in weekly maintenance projects to keep equipment ship-shape and fast.
- Volunteer as an IIT, especially during Monday First Sail.
In general, this process can seem overwhelming for first-time regatta participants (and parents) so please ask lots of questions and be supportive of each other during these events. CBI offers many advantages to a typical club which requires parents transport boats and pay additional coaching and equipment fees for racers, though regatta fees charged by host clubs will still apply.