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, 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

January 12, Rock the New Year Regatta, BWYC
February, Superbowl Regatta, BWYC
March 9-10, MS State HS Team Race Championship, BWYC
March 16-17, Alfonso Suter (Lasers D14 Champs), GYC
March, Mardi Gras Regatta, NOYC
March 23-24, Northshore Cup Regatta, PontYC
March, Dogwood Regatta, FYC
April 18-28, Sail the Bahamas, Key Largo to Bimini
April, Wet N Cool Regatta, FYC
April 13-14, SEISA Mallory/Baker Qualifiers
April, NOYC High School Regatta
April, 1699 Regatta, OSYC
May, GYA Opening
May 11-12 Mallory National, Pacific Northwest
May 25-26 Baker National Team Racing, Portland, ME
June, School’s Out Regatta, PontYC
Some Spring 2018 regatta details are not yet available.

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.

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