Fall 2022 Tryouts this week!

As a reminder, the tryouts for the 2022 Fall Season will take place at the Chicago Yacht Club Belmont Station (on the south side of Belmont Harbor) on August 31 and Sept 1 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Bus service to/from tryouts will be provided. All sailors who wish to take the bus should plan on meeting at the Winnetka Road entrance of NT East at 3:30PM. Freshman should plan to take the first shuttle bus that leaves NT West to meet the sailing bus at the NT East campus.

All sailors must wear closed-toed shoes and a life jacket.  Sailors should also bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and a snack. During tryouts, sailors will be evaluated on the following skillsets: rigging, starts, mark roundings, upwind technique, downwind technique, overall boat-handling, punctuality, teamwork, leadership, and coachability. Keep in mind that because everyone who tries out will be assigned to a team, CYC requires registration for the program before tryouts take place. Please contact Katie Tinder (katie.tinder@chicagoyachtclub.org) should you have any questions regarding CYC registration. In addition, please make sure that you complete the separate NTS registration that is all described on the Fall 2022 Registration page.

The first day of regular practice is scheduled to kick off after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. As in years past, JV and Sonar practice will continue to be on Mondays and Wednesdays and Varsity on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 – to 7 PM. Bus service will be provided for JV/Sonar practices and TBD for Varsity (dependent on finalized roster).

Please note that the CYC Foundation offers SAILING EDUCATION GRANTS to assist with costs of high school sailing for sailors whose families need financial assistance in order to participate. Interested students and families should apply here: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.chicagoyachtclub.org/cyc-foundation/grants-and-scholarships__;!!N5JibfVf!aMl1m_ZybLXid8Hf3WO8XsaKEOm_Sw0mOOWcKRIOuGyJdkK5v9QiB6FWaneWHX8ruOXY$

Wishing everyone a successful week of tryouts!!