The High School Sailing Program provides an opportunity to sail, race and travel to compete against other high schools. At the highest level, high school sailing leads to national competitions.
Currently 102 schools in California and Hawaii are registered in the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA). Eligibility is open to boys and girls in ninth through twelfth grades. The northern California region sponsors at least nine regattas each school year and PCISA holds five regattas spread throughout the state.
The St. Francis Yacht Club supports all metro San Francisco teams. StFYC supplies boats, coaches, trailers, hot showers and more. Currently there are 60 sailors who sail each week at the St Francis Yacht Club. Outside of sailing, all students are required to work with their schools and team parents to set up a “work out” two days a week. This way, all sailors are active four days a week throughout the season. Sailors are expected to be at 75% of the practices or they will not be eligible to continue on the team. Regatta attendance is required. Sailors are expected to participate in the 5 PCISA Regattas and at least 6 of the 11 Northern California events.
The Bay School of SF, Convent and Stuart Hall, International, Lick Wilmerding, Saint Ignatius College Prep, University High School, Urban
Tuesdays: Convent/Stuart Hall, International, Lick Wilmerding, SI, University, Urban
Wednesdays: Bay, International, University
Thursdays: Bay, Convent/Stuart Hall, Lick Wilmerding, SI, Urban
STFYC HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY SAILING SCHEDULE
Wednesday and Friday: 3:30pm–6:30pm
- Sailors will be ready for pick-up between 6:45pm–7:00pm
- There will be no practice on 2/14-2/17
- Spring Practices will end on April 21
San Francisco YC, Sausalito YC and Treasure Island Sailing Center all offer programs for teenagers looking to learn to sail.