About High School Sailing
The Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) governs secondary school sailing in the United States, in both independent and public high schools. Sailor eligibility starts at the ninth grade; there are no age limits. While ISSA had its origins in the preparatory schools of the Northeast in 1930, it is now a nationwide organization with seven active districts:
South Atlantic (SAISA)
Pacific Coast (PCISA)
More than 700 public and private schools participate in high school sailing nationwide – it is the fastest growing segment of the sport of sailing. Schools schedule dual meets for team racing and compete in open and closed fleet racing events, mostly in doublehanded dinghies.
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
School teams reach the Nationals by competing successfully in district championships. Rotation of championship among districts is well established.
MALLORY TROPHY (ISSA High School Doublehanded Championship)
Two-division fleet racing in doublehanded dinghies
CRESSY TROPHY (ISSA High School Singlehanded Championship)
Fleet racing in singlehanded dinghies
BAKER TROPHY (ISSA High School Team Racing Championship)
Three-on-three boat team racing in doublehanded dinghies
Learn more -- visit the high school sailing website.