Like much of the rest of the country Northern California High School sailing has been growing rapidly. The Bay Area’s ideal sailing venue along with numerous excellent programs and facilities available for high school sailing have combined allow more high school students to ‘discover’ the benefits of having a ‘Bay’ right in your backyard.
You can contact Bay Area youth sailing program’s here to find out more about high school sailing or go to Many of the high school programs are run out of yacht clubs however yacht club membership is not required to participate. Or visit Bay Area Youth Sailing.
The following is from the president of the Interscholastic Sailing Association:
ISSA Message From The President
By ISSA President Tim Hogan
High School Sailing continues to expand! Just when we thought we had hit our highest number of registered schools, we have exceeded that number. High School sailing continues to be the fastest growing niche in sailing in the United States.
We have just completed our fall season and have very impressive results. The 2014 fall season highlights are:
• 500 schools anticipated to be registered this year.
• 6,300 sailors participating this year. This is an increase of 20%.
• 113 events have been sailed over the 12 weeks this fall.
• 1,949 separate entries which is an average of 17 teams per event.
• 36 of the top laser sailors raced for the single handed championships this year at Bellingham Yacht Club.
• 9 schools competed in our first Keelboat invitational held at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Florida in Sonars.
• 39 teams from the US competed in the 13th Annual Great Oaks regatta at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans.
• 60 Pacific Coast teams have sailed in two district regattas at Newport Harbor Yacht Club and Monterey Yacht Club.