Since West Coast Sailing opened in 2005, giving back has been a huge part of the company. It is our belief that the more successful a sailor, event, or group can be, the more our sport can grow. Our industry and community of dinghy sailors is too small it have it any other way. Over the years we've been able to increase our contributions of time and money, supporting sailors both here in the Northwest and in the larger sailing community. Outside the office, our staff donates hundreds of hours a year to run events, coach, and mentor. Please know that your support of our company and mission makes this possible and allows us to continue giving back to causes that directly impact small boat sailing. We're honored to have worked with so many outstanding sailors and are proud to share those experiences with you.
Isabella Bertold (Vancouver, BC)
Isabella Bertold is a member of the Canadian Sailing Team in the Laser Radial Class. Her goal is to win Canada’s first Olympic medal in a women’s sailing event. Our multi-year commitment to Isabella and her "Sailing Towards Rio" program includes the boats, sails, and gear that are essential for a full campaign. Isabella is an outstanding sailor and individual, both on and off the water, and we're proud to support her. You can follow her progress by visiting her website http://isabellabertold.com/
Chris Barnard (Newport Beach, CA)
Chris is a Laser sailor from Newport Beach, California. A three time Collegiate All-American at Georgetown University, he helped Georgetown win the 2012 Fleet Race National Championship and was named College Sailor of the Year. Chris is a member of the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and pursing an Olympic Laser campaign. Follow Chris: http://chrisbarnardsailing.com/
Fillah Karim (Vancouver, BC)
Fillah Karim is a Laser sailor from Vancouver, B.C. He is working towards representing Canada in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and winning a gold medal. He is actively training with some of the best sailors in the world and constantly exposing himself to the best competition and regattas in the build up to his Olympic run. - www.karimlasersailing.com/
Hendrik Reidel (Reno, NV)
Hendrik is a Laser sailor from the Lake Tahoe area. He has sailed in top events including the CISA clinic and 2016 North Americans. He has an ambitious schedule for 2017 including NA's, Nationals, and qualifying for the Laser U21 Worlds. Hendrik will transition to college sailing in the Fall of 2017.
Pearl Lattanzi & Ariana Long (Honolulu, Hawaii)
This 29er duo is new to skiff sailing but already showing tremendous potential. Starting in the RS Feva, Pearl and Ariana transitioned to the 29er in 2016 and are helping to build the fleet in Hawaii. They will head to a number of large regattas this year including the Gorge Skiff Regatta, North Americans, and 29er Worlds, which take place in Long Beach this summer.
Neil Marcellini & Ian Brill (Lafayette, CA/San Diego, CA)
Neil and Ian are an experienced 29er team and have raced top events such as 29er Worlds and ISAF Youth Worlds. This year they will work to qualify for the 2017 Youth Worlds, which requires a great finish at both Midwinters West and Youth Champs. Be sure to check out their skiff sailing videos on YouTube!
Abbie Carlson (Seattle, WA)
Representing the Pacific NW, Abbie is an up and coming Laser Radial sailor. Expect to see her on the NW Youth Racing Circuit, and at both Leiter Cup and Youth Champs. She has also applied for the 4.7 Worlds in Belgium. Look for Abbie to translate Opti sailing experience to the Laser racecourse.
Mason Mitchell (Eagle, CO)
Mason Mitchell is part of the Dillon YC junior sailing program and a Laser Radial sailor. Look for him this season at the US Sailing Junior Olympics regattas and clinics, local events, and as an instructor at Dillon YC. Long term he hopes to sail for a college sailing team.
Caden Scheiblauer (Carpinteria, CA)
A hardworking and committed sailor, Caden has a number of high level Laser regattas under his belt with an ambitious schedule for 2017. Look for him this summer at PCCs, Nationals, Radial Youth Worlds, Orange Bowl, and numerous Southern California Laser circuit events.
Ethan Sargent (San Francisco, CA)
Ethan is a young and eager Optimist sailor from the Bay Area. With just a few years of experience in the class, Ethan has already competed in a number of large IODA events including regional championships. This season, Ethan will be sailing in a number of team trial regattas and all of the California opti racing series.
Northwest Youth Racing Circuit
Kitten Cup Regatta – Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Sea to Ski Regatta – Bellingham Yacht Club
Vancouver Lake Youth Regatta – Vancouver Lake Sailing Club
WIND Regatta – CGRA
Port Townsend Junior Regatta – Port Townsend Sailing Association
Opti Gorge Regatta – CGRA
NW Junior Olympics – Seattle Yacht Club
JAM Youth Regatta – Port Madison Yacht Club
Octoberfest – Sail Sand Point
CYC Opti Clinic – Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle
Oregon Offshore Race – Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland
Cultus Lake Regatta – Cultus Lake Sailing Club
British Columbia Laser Masters Championship – Kamloops Sailing Association
O'Pen Bic UnRegatta - CGRA
Dale Jepsen One Design – Bellingham Yacht Club
Laser No Coast Championship – Park City Sailing Association
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- Columbia Gorge Racing Association
- Seattle Laser Fleet
- San Juan Island Sailing Foundation
- Park City Sailing Assocation
- San Francisco Yacht Club Youth Sailing
- Northwest Intercollegiate Sailing Association
- University of Oregon Sailing Team
- Encinal Yacht Club Youth Sailing
- St. Francis Sailing Foundation
- Sail Sand Point
- CYC Portland
- Hobie Fleet 72
- Willamette Sailing Club Youth Sailing
- Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association
- Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation
- Portland Area High School Sailing
- Oregon Women's Sailing Association
- Canadian 49er & FX Class Association