Narrows Race Team

"Two boats on the water is a race"
Our goal is to be in the lead. Narrows Race Team is about the little things that make a big difference.
This is what we are all about and what we encourage all our team members to achieve.

Narrows Race Team is a joint team of GHYC Junior Sail and Tacoma Yacht Club Junior Sail.
We offers the opportunity for both young men and women, regardless of athletic ability, to compete head-to-head in Northwest area sailing regattas.

Must be in a local high school

Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Assoc. (NWISA) open to youth in grades 8-12

  • Sept - Oct
  • Practices 2-3 weekday afternoons weekly
  • Practice at West Shore Marina in Gig Harbor in FJs
  • Regattas as designated by NWISA.
  • Cost: $200 (9-10 weeks).

    • Feb - May
    • Practices 2-3 weekday afternoons weekly
    • Regattas as designated by NWISA.
    •  (Approx cost) $300 (6-8 weeks)

To be on the Race Team you need the following:

  • Intermediate or Advanced Sailing skills
  • Must be able to swim 50 yds.
  • Appropriate clothing (you will get wet).

As part of your training you will receive the following:

  • Professional coaching to improve racing skills
  • Attendance and professional coaching at regattas
  • Camaraderie of a close-knit group of fellow sailors
  • Support from a dedicated group of volunteers.
  • Use of boats and facilities at GHYC Junior Sail.

Age: High school grades 8th - 12th

Race Team includes members from the greater Tacoma, GIg Harbor area and competes as Narrows Race Team

  • Season: June 12th - September 15th.
  • Practice: June through August: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    4:00-8:00 PM at the Tacoma Yacht Club Wollochet Bay Outpost
    (3418 White Cloud Ave NW Gig Harbor)
  • Regattas per Northwest Youth Race Circuit
    Parents will be responsible for completing individual registrations for each event.
    Double-handed boat the skipper will register.
  • Coach: Paul Foley. Paul has extensive experience and
    is happy to answer any questions you might have.
    Email: Phone: 253-592-0744
  • Summer Season     $450
    Register for Summer Race Team
GHYC Junior Sailing has been so great for me. I first learned to sail in 2009 and began racing with GHYC as soon as the team began. Since then, I have also taught at sail camps and helped coach the race team. I am currently a sophomore at University of Washington trying to find as much time as possible to get on the water with the Husky Sailing Team. ... Bekah A