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High School Sailing Teams

HS Team Sailing is the Only Formal Co-Ed High School Sport!

DIYSF supports two separate 420 sailing associations. Club 420 and our High School Sailing Teams (SAISA).  Last year we sponsored two high school teams; one from HB Plant High School and the other from Robinson High School.  If you would like to start a new high school team please let us know and we’ll do everything we can to support your efforts. 

The 420 teaches skills such as team work, division of labor, as well as sail trim, rig set up, strategy and tactics that will apply to most other boats, big and small, that you will sail during your lifetimes. Our 420 sailors have experienced fun and enriching practices, competitive regattas within the state of Florida, and have achieved National recognition in regattas throughout the eastern seaboard. Local high school sailing teams are sanctioned under the Inter Scholastic Sailing Association / South Atlantic District (ISSA/SAISA). Several local high schools (or high school sailing clubs) with SAISA-registered sailing teams currently practice at DIYSF, for example Plant and Jesuit. DIYSF provides the 420 boats and coaching. A DIYSF membership and boat damage deposit is required to participate. As part of SAISA, HS teams compete in monthly high school regattas, referred to as the South Points. There are typically seven (7) South Points regattas each season, as well as a District Championship. Top finishers earn an invitation to the Nationals.

DIYSF holds practice for HS teams on selected weekdays, as determined by coaches based on need, after school and lasting generally until just before dark. The more consistent sailors are with their attendance, the more excited they will be to compete as their skills will be developing to a place where they are confident sailors The HS season runs from September through May.

For more information go to http://saisa.hssailing.org/

When not involved in high school practice events, many of the HS team sailors also participate in the DIYSF C420 and Laser programs.

Sailing and College Admissions

Sailing can help you get into the college of your choice. Today colleges are looking for students who are academically qualified and who have demonstrated a passion for something and followed through on it over time. Sailing can be that passion. Being a great sailor is no substitute for academic achievement. However being an accomplished sailor can help set you apart from the crowd. Some college coaches have some influence in the admissions process and will "pull for you" for you in the admissions process if they want you on their team.

Fees for the high school sailing team are approximately $250 in membership dues and maintenance fees and $165 in monthly asset and coaching fees.

For more information about joining our 420 Program contact our VP’s of High School Sailing:

Steve Brooks

Greta Brooks



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