JSerra Sailing is a co-ed club sport designed to prepare members for the exciting competition of sailboat racing in regattas.
The program works to instill a love of being on the water while developing seamanship and skills for the lifetime sport of sailing. Members compete in regattas held by the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s (ISSA), Pacific Division (PCISA), Southern League (SoCal). About forty regional high schools compete in five SoCal races from Long Beach to San Diego; additional racing opportunities are also available.
Founded in the fall of 2014, the JSerra Sailing Team was the first high school sailing program in Dana Point Harbor's recent 20-year history. Begun with only three boats, our sailors now have the use of eleven CFJ's purchased by the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation (DPHYF). Other local teens share the coaches, assets, and the beautiful DPYC facilities with our team and thus provide competitive sailors at our Sunday practices to drive us all to improve. We have appreciated the tremendous support from DPYC, DPHYF, and the local community.
Eligibility and credits
Any JSerra student who enjoys the ocean, would like to learn to sail, or enjoys being on a competitive team should take advantage of this unique high school opportunity. It's also a great way to earn PE credit!
JSerra students are welcome to join our co-ed team at the start of each semester. No prior sailing knowledge or experience is necessary. Five PE credits are earned for each semester of committed participation.
Practices are held in Dana Point Harbor from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on weekends. Experienced coaching is provided by Dana Point Yacht Club (DPYC) with Coach Hannah Carter. Boats provided by the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation are two-man CFJs and 420s.
The nautical experience is rounded out each semester by the inclusion of a special activity, such as the big boat Halloween Pirate Regatta.
Sailing develops core skills such as leadership, teamwork, and strategy that help our student sailors succeed, not only in sailing, but in the rest their lives.