High School Sailing

High School Sailing

Chicago Yacht Club is proud to host one of the largest high school sailing programs in the Midwest district. Between the Sailing School's facilities and its full and part-time coaches, the program has been able to grow to over 100 sailors. The Fall Season begins in early September and continues through mid-November; the Spring Season starts in the beginning of March and runs into May. The program consists of established high school teams. Any individual students who want to improve their sailing skills and/or investigate starting teams at their own schools should speak to the Head Coach, Isaac Clark at 420coach@chicagoyachtclub.org.


* For a detailed explanation of High School sailing, please click here
*Registration will be available soon for Fall High School Sailing. (Note: If you are planning on attending tryouts, please do not register until after tryouts are held.)

Fall Tryouts

High School Tryouts will be held on August 23rd. Tryouts are for any sailors that would like to tryout for the varsity, JV and Fresh/Soph teams. Tryout times are listed below for each school. Sailors must signup here for tryouts. 

8am-10am Latin
10am-12pm Walter Payton
12pm-2pm Hindsdale
2pm-4pm New Trier 
4pm-6pm St. Ignatius 

High School Pipeline

The High School Pipeline training weeks are recommended for any sailor new to High School Sailing or any returning high school sailors that want to brush up on their sailing skills. Registration can be found here.

Week #1    August 7 -11
 Week #2    August 14 - 18

participant responsibilities

Please click here to read the recommended Sailor, Coach, and Chaperone responsibilities for the high school sailing program.
Please click here for detailed Chaperone Guidelines. 
For more information on Midwest high school sailing, including regatta information and results, click here to visit the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (MISSA) website. 
For more information on national high school sailing, click here to visit the Interscholastic Sailing Association website.