Narrows Race Team

"Two boats on the water is a race"
Our goal is to develop and grow great sailors. 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.

The Narrows Race Team, supported by both GHYC Junior Sail and TYC Junior Sailing programs, offers opportunities for middle and high school aged students, regardless of athletic ability, to learn, grown and compete in Northwest youth regattas throughout the year.
Team members receive professional coaching at practices and regattas, the camaraderie of a close-knit group, and support from dedicated volunteers who provide facilities, program support and boat maintenance

Interested sailors in any school program in our area, including home school,
are welcome to try-out for our team.

Narrows Race Team

Area students in grades 8 through 12 practice during fall and spring seasons at West Shore Marina (3815 N Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332) . Most sailing is done in FJs, doublehanded racing dinghies. Practices are after school on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Regattas, overseen by the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association, are held on weekends at various locations throughout the region. .

  • Eligibility: Must have achieved intermediate or advanced sailing skills and have the ability to swim 50 yards,
  • Spring Season: Mid-February to Mid-May (12 Weeks)
  • Practice: Three afternoons per week; boat rigging begins at 3:30 pm.
  • Location: West Shore Marina in Gig Harbor
    (3815 N Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332)

Spring Season Fee: TBD

For more information of if you have any questions

Middle School Sailing/Opti Sailing

Middle School Sailing is a program for youth age 8-12 who have completed Opti Intermediate. Sailors practice at West Shore Marina. Training includes both on-the-water and off-the-water sailing drills, games, and activities. The goal is to increase sailing skills and to have FUN! Sailors will have a chance to participate in a number of regattas and scrimmages throughout the year. We hope you can join us!

  • Eligibility: Must have completed Intermediate sailing.
  • Spring Season: Mid-March - Mid May (12 Weeks)
  • Practices: 2 evenings per week; 4:00 pm. Rigging starts at 3:30 pm
  • Location: West Shore Marina in Gig Harbor
    (3815 N Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332)

Age: 8 to 18

Sailors with basic skills (usually graduates of GHYC Junior Sail or TYC Intermediate summer camps) are eligible for the summer race teams. Summer is a fun season perfect for trying out a new sport or a different sailboat. Middle School/Opti Team sailors can sail in Optis and FJs. High School NRT team members can sail in FJs, 420's and Lasers. The best racing dingy for a sailor depends on age, weight, skill level and interest. FJ and Opti racers practice at West Shore Marina twice per week and Laser and 420 racers sail at the Tacoma Yacht Club Outpost on Wollochet Bay three times per week.

  • Eligibility: Demonstrated skills for the appropriate team/sailboat
  • Summer Season: 6/15 through 8/31
  • Practice :
    • FJ and Opti: T/Th 4:30pm to 7:30pm at West Shore Marina (3815 N. Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor)
    • Laser and 420: M/W/Th 5:00 to 8:30 TYC Outpost on Wollochet Bay (3418 White Cloud Ave NW, Gig Harbor)

Summer Season Fee: FJ/Opti: TBD, Laser/420: TBD

For more information of if you have any questions
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

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