High School Sailing

The High School Sailing Program gives students, grades 7—12, an opportunity to practice, race and travel to compete against other high schools. We invite all beginner to advanced level sailors to come and participate in the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (MISSA) with us. At the highest level, high school sailing leads to regional and national competitions, summer race teams and collegiate teams.

Competitive sailing involves fast-paced, short-course team racing, where one-design boats race each other
without any handicaps, starting at the same time, sailing a set course and the winner of each race is the first to cross the finish line scoring points based on finish position with the lowest points winning. Teams compete locally, regionally and nationally in regattas and championships. Learn more about the program.


Program Benefits

  • Sailing is a co-educational competitive sport.
  • Colleges actively recruit talented sailors for their college teams.
  • Sailing involves physical strength and agility, and teaches students about navigation, physics, the marine environment, and the importance of teamwork.
  • Sailing is an activity that can take you around the globe and introduce you to sailors in just about any country.
  • Sailing is a sport that you will enjoy throughout your life.
  • Supervised use of club facilities and quality access to the water.
  • Safety and rescue boats are on the water at all times with liability coverage under the Club’s insurance policy.
  • Professional coaching during regattas and practices.

Participating Teams

All students are welcomed to participate even if your school is not listed below.

Bexley High School
Bishop Watterson*
Big Walnut
Columbus Academy
Columbus School for Girls*
DeSales High School*
Gahanna High School*
Granville High School*
New Albany High School*
Olentangy High School*
Olentangy Berlin*

Olentangy Liberty*
Olentangy Orange*
Pickerington North
Thomas Worthington High School*
Wellington School
Westerville North*
Westerville South*
Westerville Central
Worthington Kilbourne High School*

*full registration with MISSA