We are promoting the sport of sailing to adults and children in the greater Park City community. We offer racing, summer sailing camps, adult sailing lessons, as well as partner with other local organizations to get as many people out sailing!We’re looking for a bunch of staff. Join us this summer for a great time in the mountain west. We are open to hiring a few folks from the same university/team together for a summer to remember! To learn more details about our open positions and to apply please see our job ad HERE!
When the town of Park City is mentioned it brings to mind the 2002 Olympic Games, 3 world class ski resorts and an eclectic funky community. Just outside of the town and under the slopes of the Deer Valley ski resort the State of Utah constructed the Jordanelle Reservoir within a State Park. This created a 6 square mile body of water at 6200’ in elevation. South east of the reservoir is Provo Canyon and the city of Provo. The summer heat in the valley creates a reliable thermal breeze and the combination has become the ideal setting for Park City Sailing.
It turned out that Park City is the home of a large number of sailing refuges who relocated to live a unique mountain town lifestyle. With the creation of the Jordanelle the pieces began to fall into place during the summer of 2008. The rest is history.
- Spring 2018 – PCSA receives the Robie Pierce Award for Outstanding Adaptive Programing 2017 from the U.S. Sailing Association.
- Summer of 2017 – Merit 25 and O’Day 19 are donated to the Park City Sailing fleet.
- Summer of 2016 – over 1500 participants including 820 in Out Reach and 390 in our Junior program. 90 sailing lessons given and 48 Access members.
- Summer of 2016 – our fleet expands to 42 boats with 4 Rhodes 19’s in the Access program and 4 Mercury 4 stroke motors are purchased.
- Summer 2015 – 14 sets of Optimist sails and 2 sets of J/22 sails are donated.
- Summer 2015 – 3 additional Boston Whalers are acquired to the continued expansion of our growing organization.
- Summer 2015 – 2 additional Rhodes 19’s are purchased to support the growth of the club.
- Winter 2014 – additional Optimists are purchased to to bring the fleet to 14.
- Summer 2014 – over 350 participants from the National Ability Center sail with us in adaptive and therapeutic programs.
- Summer 2013 – a Rhodes 19 is donated to enhance the family sailing program.
- Spring 2013 – 2 additional Club 420’s to increase the fleet to 6 boats.
- Spring 2013 – a donation of 8 Elliot 6m creates a club fleet race program.
- Winter 2012 – PCSA acquires a second J/22 and a 17’ Boston Whaler Montauk.
- Summer 2012 – 25 families participate in the inaugural J/22 charter program.
- Spring 2012 – 4 Club 420 sailboats are acquired to start an advanced racing program.
- Fall 2011 – PCSA hosts the Laser No Coast Championships that was covered by Sailing World Magazine.
- Summer 2011 – 130 children attend the Junior sailing program.
- Summer 2011 – Laser racing averages 20 boats nightly.
- Summer 2011 – 17 families join the J/22 Charter program.
- Spring 2011 PCSA conducts a 3 day in depth Laser racing seminar.
- Spring of 2011 – PCSA buys a J/22 and plans are made to create an Adult Sailing and Charter program.
- September 2010 – PCSA hosts the Laser District 23 Championship with 30 boats attending.
- Summer 2010 – 65 children attend the summer program.
- Summer 2010 – The Junior program begins with a head instructor, 3 sailing instructors each certified by US Sailing.
- Summer 2010 – The fleet hosts a series of sailing seminars.
- Summer 2010 – Laser Summer Series averages 18 boats.
- Spring 2010 – PCSA acquires a 13’ Boston Whaler and 6 Optimist dinghies.
- Spring 2010 – PCSA’s Buster Pike receives the Outstanding Director of a New Program Award from PCSA’s Geoff Hurwitch receives the One-Design Leadership Award from the U.S. Sailing Association, Community Sailing Council.
- Winter 2010 – PCSA begins planning a Junior Summer Sailing Program.
- September 2009 – PCSA hosts the sanctioned Laser No Coast Championship with 31 competitors.
- Late Summer 2009 – a Family Sailing Demo weekend is conducted to introduce junior sailing to the community.
- Midsummer 2009 – Tuesday night racing attendance averages 15 – 18 boats.
- Summer 2009 – a formal Tuesday night Laser racing series begins with sailors who have competed in 505, J/22, J/24, Etchells and Snipe World’s as well as newcomers to the sport.
The Park City Sailing Association’s fleet has grown each season. From a borrowed power boat in the summer of 2008, the membership has worked tirelessly to raise funds as well as organize donations to develop a fleet that permits us to expand to meet the wide needs of our community.
J/22 – 2 SAILBOATS
In the summer of 2011 we acquired our first J/22 keelboat which permitted us to establish both our Boat Access Program and our Adult Sailing Program. Due to the popularity of both programs we acquired our second J/22 keelboat for the 2012 season. The J/22’s also enable us to host special day and week-long sailing camps for other summer youth programs in our community. For 2015, the J’s were given new sails through a donation of one of the PC Sailing families.
RHODES 19 – 4 SAILBOATS
Through the generosity of one of our families, PCSA received a donation of a Rhodes 19. This sturdy 19 footer became a popular family boat as she is stable and very comfortable. She also sits on a mooring to keep her user friendly for intermediate sailors. For 2016 we have expanded our Rhodes fleet to 4 boats. They are undergoing an extensive renovation and each of the boats will be rigged identically (eventually) with the latest fittings.
ELLIOT 6M – 8 SAILBOATS
During the spring of 2013 PCSA received a donation of a fleet of 8 Elliot 6 Meter boats. The donor was the Sailing Educational Association of Sheboygan (SEAS). The Elliots are identical to the boats used during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. So far the fleet has been used to support Wounded Warrior programs as well as the Thursday Night Keel Boat Racing Series.
OPTIMIST DINGHIES – 14 SAILBOATS
Our Junior Sailing Program is supported by our 14 club owned Optimist sailing prams. The “Opti” was selected by our Board due to its ideal trainer characteristics as well as the fact that in any given year there are over 150,000 Optis being sailed in over 100 countries. In addition to our club owned boats, there are several privately owned Optis in our program. For 2015 all of the club owned boats received new sails through a donation from one of our families.
CLUB 420 – 6 SAILBOATS
For the 2012 season we acquired four Club 420 sailboats. These 14 foot two person boats are ideal for teenagers and they are one of the most frequently raced boats on the inter-collegiate circuit. Our 420’s are rigged with a trapeze and spinnakers that provide both a physical and advanced experience for the intermediate young sailor. In 2014 we acquired 2 more Club 420’s to support our expanding program with groups such as the University of Utah and the Park City High School Sailing Club.
LASER SAILING – 50+ PERSONAL & CLUB-OWNED SAILBOATS
Our adult sailing members privately own 42+ Laser Class Olympic sailing dinghies. The majority of these boats are stored in our secured facility on either racks or owner provided dollies. The spars and sails for the Lasers are stored in our 40’ cargo container, which is 100 yards from our paved launching ramp. Sail PC also owns 5 lasers that can be leased for Tuesday night racing.
PARK CITY SAILING 17′ BOSTON WHALER & OTHER MOTORBOATS
Our primary race committee and safety boat is a Montauk 17 ‘Boston Whaler. Complementing it are our smaller power boats which are three 13’ Boston Whalers and a 11′ Boston Whaler. These fast and unsinkable boats support all of our programs.
MERIT 25 & O’DAY 19
At the end of the 2017 season we accepted the donation of a Merit 25 and an O’Day 19. Plans are underway for a learn-to-cruise, night sailing, GPS navigation and over night sailing programs on the Merit 25. The O’Day 19 sees exclusive use with the Jr. Program.