Middle School Sailing Team

2023 Spring Sailing

 Is your high schooler interested in sailing team? Consider Whatcom Sailing.


Beginner and intermediate Middle School Students in Whatcom County grades 6-8.  


Team fee is $400 for the Spring Season.  We do not want cost to be a barrier from participation, our scholarship program can be found here. 

Season / Practices

We practice 2 times a week Monday/Wednesday 4:00 – 7:00, rain or shine! Our 2023 Spring Season is April 10th – June 7th. Practices are held at the Community Boating Center on Bellingham Bay and we host practice in our RS Quests and our new fleet of RS Teras.

Required Gear

All sailors are required  to wear a lifejacket with a whistle, which the CBC will provide. There will also be days that we will require a wetsuit (which we can provide) or you won’t be able to sail. We strongly encourage proper gear such as gloves, booties, and no cotton (we have these available as well!). On the days we are not able to sail we will do team workouts, including cardio exercises, team members must always be prepared for running.

Please contact sara@boatingcenter.org with any additional questions.



April 22 – Anacortes – Teras
April 29 – Bellingham – Teras
June 11-10 – Orcas Island – Teras, BiCs, lasers
June 24-25 – Oak Harbor – Opti Summer, Teras, Lasers

Meet your coaches!

Sandy Rost

Sandy grew up on Orcas Island where she learned to sail and grew passionate about The Salish Sea. She is a sailing instructor and office support staff member who has been with CBC going on three seasons. After spending 3 years at Western studying Environmental Education, she spent the last school year in Florida and worked as a jet ski tour guide. Sandy is passionate about marine stewardship and education. Outside of CBC she loves sailing, kayaking, SCUBA, and spending time at the beach.

Sammy Farkas

Sammy is currently a senior at Sehome High School, and sails on the Whatcom sailing team. Growing up in Bellingham’s nature wonderland, she has naturally devoted her life to the outdoors. She finds immense joy in skiing, mountain biking, running, and swimming, but above all sailing is her all time favorite. She has competed in national and international competitions in her Opti and Laser over the last eight years, and is extremely excited to be able to pass on her wealth of sailing knowledge to young sailors with the same dreams.

Sara Welsh

Sara first stepped on a sailboat for a PE class at Western, and was hooked. She loved the new perspective of sailing, and the ability it gave her to connect with nature and her community. Throughout college she spent her evenings practicing on Lake Whatcom & her weekends on road trips up and down the coast competing with the Western Sailing Team. After graduation Sara continued her oceanic exploration by teaching SCUBA in Cabo San Lucas, leading a coral rehabilitation program in the Maldives and developing marine education programs for the Ritz-Carlton under the guidance of world renowned explorer, Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sara looks forward to bringing her passion and knowledge to the CBC and is also a coach for the High School Sailing team.

You can contact Sara at sara@boatingcenter.org

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