Since 1854 • Bay St. Louis, MISSISSIPPI


    2018-2019 Sailing Team

    Check out our new TEAM STORE.
    Team uniform for photos: Red team shirt, black shorts.

    Click here for a Racing Rules of Sailing quiz.

    The regular sailing season practice dates are September 5 – December 12 and January 9 – May 15. Regular practices for the entire team occur Wednesdays from 3:40 – 6:00 PM; varsity only practices are at the same time on Mondays. During the months of January and February, we will have a clinic or practice depending on the weather. Always check the Activity Board for updates on practice schedules and regattas. We almost never cancel practice. If you are not sure, talk to your coach or another teammate who is better informed.

    Regular participation is required to remain on the team. In order to receive a varsity letter award, you must be a fully participating member of the team who competes at the varsity level and attends a minimum of 60% of team practices.

    Coach: Dan Zwerg

    Upcoming Regattas and Events

    FALL 2018
    September 15-16, Back to School, PontYC
    September 29, Cressy Qualifier. TCYC
    September 29-30,Wadewitz Regatta, Fairhope YC
    October 6-7, Jerry Ellis Regatta, BYC
    October 13, Monk Smith, Bay Waveland YC
    October 20-21, Shearwater Regatta, OSYC
    October 27-28, Cressy National Championship, Macatawa, MI
    November 10-11, MS High School Sailing Champs, Gulfport YC
    November 17-18, Great Oaks, Southern YC
    December 1-2, Sugar Bowl Regatta, Southern YC
    December 8-9, Keelboat Regatta, St. Petersburg YC

    SPRING 2019
    January 12, Rock the New Year Regatta, BWYC
    February 2, Superbowl Regatta, BWYC
    March 16-17, MS State HS Team Race Championship, BWYC
    March 23-24, Northshore Cup Regatta, PontYC
    March 23-24, Dogwood Regatta, FYC
    March 30-31, Wet N Cool Regatta, FYC
    April 6, NOYC High School Regatta
    April 13-14, SEISA Mallory/Baker Qualifiers, NOYC
    April 18-28, Sail the Bahamas
    May 11-12 Mallory National, Pacific Northwest
    May 18-19, GYA Opening
    May 25-26 Baker National Team Racing, Portland, ME
    June 1-2, School’s Out Regatta, PontYC

    Click here for all SEISA events.  Click here for the GYA schedule for more information on many of these listed above.  Bolded are regattas we’re planning solidly for; non-bolded are options we will decide upon shortly before.

    2018 -2019 Race Results

    Back to School Regatta, September 2018 – Joshua and Joel Grumme 2nd in Dinghy Challenge and 3rd in 420 Spinnaker class; Frederick Cabell and William Diaz 6th in Dinghy Challenge and 5th in 420 Spinnaker class.
    SEISA Single-handed Championship, September 2018 – Michael Burns 1st.
    Monk Smith Regatta, October 2018 – William Diaz and Joel Grumme 5th in Great Oaks Qualifier; Frederick Cabell, Robert Cabell, and Ruston Breisacher 4th in 420 Open.
    Cressy National Championship, October 2018 – Michael Burns 11th
    Mississippi High School Fleet Racing Championship, November 2018 – 1st Overall, 1st in A, 1st in B, 1st in C
    Great Oaks, November 2018 – 2nd in Silver (tie breaker for 1st)
    Sugar Bowl, December 2018 – 3rd
    Rock the New Year, January 2019 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

    2017 -2018 Race Results

    Back to School Regatta, September 2017, 1st place 420s, 1st place Dinghy Cup Challenge
    Cressy Qualifier, September 2017, 2nd place Radials, 2nd place Full
    Mississippi High School Championship, November 2017, 1st place
    Gulf Coast High School Championship, November 2017, 1st place
    Great Oaks, November 2017, 12th place in Gold
    Sugar Bowl Regatta, December 2017, 2nd place
    Mississippi Team Racing Championship, 1st place


    The following links are good resources for learning how to race:
    All Sailors:
    Roll Tack Videos:
    Roll Tack Video 1
    Roll Tack Video 2
    Roll Tack Video 3
    Roll Tack Video 4

    Racing Basics – By Mark Johnson
    Racing Rules – In Brief
    Racing Rules – Summarized (Unofficial)
    Tips for Racing 420s
    Rules Quiz

    Advanced Sailors:
    Do’s and Don’ts for Roll Tacking
    Sail Smart
    Starting Approaches
    Mark Room Rules
    Crewing Guide
    Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) Official
    ISSA Procedural Rules Official

    Beginning Sailors:
    Start Sailing Right – Short Course
    Basic Racing Rules – Explained and Illustrated
    Learn to Sail – GYC
    Sailing Knots

    Recommended Gear

    Please check out our TEAM STORE at Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.

    We would like you to purchase team gear so we all look sharp at practices and regattas.  Team uniform for photos: Red team shirt, black shorts.

    Checklist for cold weather sailing:

    • Gloves
    • Spraytop–a water resistant windbreaker will do
    • Spraypants–really help when it’s really cold
    • Boots–neoprene sailing boots keep your feet warm, otherwise wear shoes and socks
    • Hat–warm wool or nylon skull cap type
    • Underarmour–or longjohns for when it’s really cold
    • Layers, layers, layers