The New Trier Sailing team receives no funding from New Trier High School. Therefore, sailors are responsible for all the costs associated with participating.
We estimate the annual cost of participating to be $3500-5000 annually. This amount will vary with the number and locations of regattas in which a sailor participates. Generally, less experienced sailors will sail in fewer and/or closer regattas, but may have higher gear “startup” expenses.
The costs we have included in our estimate above include:
- Program fees charged by New Trier Sailing ($495 per season) to cover bus transportation, insurance and other administrative expenses.
- Program fees charged by Chicago Yacht Club ($~1000 per season) to cover the use of their facilities, coaches, boats and insurance.
- The cost of participating in regattas allocated by New Trier Sailing (pro-rata share of registration fees, transportation, lodging, etc.) and by Chicago Yacht Club (coach travel expenses)
- Investment in sailing gear and equipment and the purchase of team uniforms
Sailors who participate in non-scholastic club sailing in the winter or summer will have additional sailing expenses not directly related to New Trier Sailing.