The Anacortes Youth Sailing Team has been the pride of our waterfront community for many decades and the AWA is honored to uphold the cause. The team provides instruction and competitive sailing opportunities to local youth for nine months out of the year including spring, summer and fall seasons. As part of the NWISA (Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association) district- our team and community have the opportunity to host regional regattas each season and share our idyllic setting with other young sailors. The team serves students from grades 6 through 12 and has been proud to see many of our sailors go on to compete at the collegiate level and beyond. We rely on a committed coaching staff to support the team both in weekly practices and numerous travelling regattas- continue below to learn about our staff.
Kevin Pratt is the director of the Anacortes Waterfront Alliance and the head coach of the team. He enjoys cruising islands with his wife Jordy as well as one design racing and expedition open-boat cruising.
Jared Harrison enjoys sailing with his wife Kiralee and their 2 year old son Emet. Jared enjoys pocket cruising the San Juan Islands and participating in regional yacht club activities.
Kane Roeder faithfully carves time out of his schedule to support the youth of Anacortes in their sailing endeavors. He enjoys yacht club racing and cruising with his wife Caroline and two young children Chet and Finlee.
Proudly the youngest member of our coaching staff, Anna Morrow is an Anacortes Sailing team alumni and brings a critical perspective and relatable point of connection to both out students and staff.