The Kirby sailing team is a student-started team associated with the Santa Cruz Yacht Club. Practices are every Saturday from August to April, and regattas (competitions) are in San Francisco and Monterey roughly once a month. Kirby sailors learn and compete on CFJ sailboats–two person, 14-foot dinghies–which college sailing teams also use in competition.
In the regattas this past fall, Kirby placed extremely well in the gold fleet of the Northern California Inter-Scholastic regattas. These are races with close to 60 boats attending, and over 120 sailors.
Nor Cal 1- 1st place
Nor Cal 2- 4th place
Nor Cal 3- 1st place
Nor Cal 4- top 15
Stevenson Cup- 1st place
The sailing team is now recruiting members! NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED! There is a Scholastic Sailing Open House on Saturday, May 6th from 1-4 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club, 244 Fourth Avenue, Santa Cruz if you would like to learn more.
If you are interested, please contact Abby Christopher or Kendra Hanson! To start on the team in the fall, interested students will have to take at least one class during the summer or spend some time with the sailing team at practices this spring.
Join the Kirby Sailing Team for some fun and excitement out on the water!