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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 for JSerra 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 spread over the whole school year. Students register and join the team for a semester at a time. Additional racing opportunities may be made available as well.

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 practices to drive us all to improve. We have appreciated the tremendous support from DPYC, DPHYF, and the local community.


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 provided in the harbor which is just a ten-minute drive down the freeway.

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 3:30-7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 5 pm on Saturdays. 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. SoCal regattas are raced in CFJs.


Space is necessarily limited on the Sailing Team. To check for availability and for registration instructions, contact Mrs. Adam at wadam@jserra.org.


Fall News

The Sailing Team is happy to invite JSerra students to join them and use their boats and learn to sail (or sail faster!). No sailing experience is necessary. Our season runs from September 9 through December 4, 2021.

Interested in Joining?

Space is necessarily limited on the Sailing team.  To check for availability and for registration instructions, please email Mrs. Adam.



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