For the 2016-2017 high school season The San Francisco Yacht Club will be offering a varsity program for high school sailing teams from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, and Redwood. If the high school sailing program does not reach capacity, 8th graders who attend “feeder schools” to the SFYC supported high schools may be invited to practice with the teams. Our goal is to support a top-level high school program where sailors represent their schools, the coaching staff, and The San Francisco Yacht Club in a culture of trust, fun, continuous self- improvement, sportsmanship, teamwork, and excellence. A rigorous training program and a focused regatta schedule will be the emphasis, with teams selected from each school to achieve very productive 14-boat High School practices three days a week. In an ideal year, all SFYC-based High School teams will qualify for the National Championships in both fleet racing and team racing. As a high school sport, it is expected that sailing will be each sailor’s top athletic priority. This commitment and dedication is key to success. Sailing is a sport full of tradition, friendships that will last a lifetime, good competition, and valuable life lessons.