The purpose of our program is to instill a love of being on the water while developing seamanship and skills for the lifetime sport of sailing. JSerra Sailing is a co-ed club sport designed to prepare our members for the exciting competition of sailboat racing 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. 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.
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 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturdays in Dana Point Harbor. Expert, experienced coaching is provided by Dana Point Yacht Club (DPYC). Additional or alternate practice times are also made available with arrangement with coach and sufficient participants.
ACTIVITIES OF THE SAILING TEAM
There are five highly competitive Southern Californian regattas spread throughout the school year which are sailed in harbors from Long Beach to San Diego, two fun charity regattas in our own Dana Point harbor, and the USC-hosted Rose Bowl Regatta. College teams from all parts of the country compete in the Rose Bowl Regatta with separate high school divisions.
JSERRA'S PLACE IN DANA POINT HIGH SCHOOL SAILING
Started in the fall of 2014, the JSerra High School Sailing Team was the first high school sailing program in Dana Point Harbor's recent 20-year history. Begun with only three boats, the high school sailors now have the use of eleven CFJs purchased by the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation (DPHYF). Other local high schools have teams that share coaches, assets, and the beautiful DPYC facilities with our team, and provide competitive sailors at our practices to drive us all to improve. We have appreciated the tremendous support from DPYC, DPHYF, and the local community.