Chicago Yacht Club (CYC) registration is now open for Fall 2022 Sailing Tryouts. The tryouts for New Trier Sailing (NTS) will be conducted at the CYC Belmont Station on Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1 from 4 to 7 PM. Bus service will be provided for tryouts and will pick up sailors on the south side of New Trier East at 3:30 pm. All students trying out need to pre-register with CYC for the season using the link above PRIOR to showing up for tryouts. The NTS Fall dues of $450 are handled separately and need to be paid following the instructions below. As always, nearly all of the NTS dues go to paying for the buses that will take sailors to and from practice.
*Note: Experienced NTS sailors should register for the same team that they were most recently on (Sonar, JV or Varsity). New sailors should register for the team that they feel they have the appropriate skills for. Those new to sailing should choose Sonar Series. CYC will reorganize the teams after tryouts, so what you register for will not determine where you will end up. (CYC advises that it will refund fees for anyone that decides not to go forward after finding out where they are placed.) Please refer to the descriptions of the different teams on the CYC High School Sailing page for more details.
Sailors registering for the tryouts (and their parents) must take these five steps to complete their registration.
- Complete Chicago Yacht Club registration and pay CYC fees prior to tryouts.
- Fill out the information form below, including medical and uploaded insurance information.
- Print, sign and submit the NTS Code of Conduct.
- Print, sign and submit the NTS liability waiver.
- Pay the New Trier Sailing dues of $450 (following the instructions below)
All printed and signed documents (Code of Conduct, Liability Waiver) should be scanned and e-mailed to email@example.com. Please use “Registration” and the name of your sailor in the title of the e-mail.
For payment of NTS dues, the strong preference is for using Chase QuickPay/Zelle using the firstname.lastname@example.org address. (Note, if your bank is BMO/Harris, they will not process payments through Zelle.) In the alternative, dues can be paid by direct deposit or ACH/account transfer to the NTS Chase Bank account: routing number 071000013, account number 930621763. Or wire transfer may be used: routing number 021000021, account number 930621763. If payment by check is necessary, please e-mail for instructions.