High School Sailing
To host a competitive High School Sailing Program that promotes seamanship and sportsmanship while encouraging competition at local, regional, and national levels by combining the talents of students from local high schools.
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Spring 2020 High School Sailing Dates: March 16th - May 22nd 2020
High School Sailing Banquet May 14th 2020 Time: 6pm-9pm (No Practice)
The Rochester Yacht Club has promoted sailing through it's high school program for more than 20 years and was featured in an article published in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Click here to read the article.
Click here for the Rochester Community Foundation Grant Request Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Current School Practice Days
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays (Practice Times 3:30-6:30 pm)
- Pittsford Schools
- Bishop Kearney
- Rochester City Schools
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays (Practice Times 3:30-6:30 pm)
- Webster Schools
- Irondequoit Schools
- Harley Allendale-Columbia
- Honeoye Falls-Lima
- Greece Schools
*If your school is not listed, please contact the program director to assign practice days*
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High School Sailing has grown tremendously over the last decade both nationally and locally. The Rochester Yacht Club is proud to host one of the largest programs in the district. With the sailing school's fleet of twenty 420s and an impressive Jr. Sailing facility, the RYC program has been able to host 80 high school students a season. Rochester High School Sailing teams are part of the NYISA-NW (North West Interscholastic Sailing Association) league of the MASSA district (Mid-Atlantic Sailing Association). This district stretches all the way down to Virginia. The MASSA district is part of the national organization for High School Sailing called the ISSA (Interscholastic Sailing Association). For more information please visit the MASSA Website at www.massa.hssailing.org and the ISSA Website at www.hssailing.org.
Spring 2020 High School Sailing Schedule
March 28th Ice Breaker Regatta (O) Buffalo Yacht Club
April 4th NYISA-NW Qualifier (Q) Rochester Yacht Club
April 4th ACT
April 5th 1st Annual JV Regatta CLCSF
April 6- April 10 Spring Break (Rochester Schools)
April 12th Easter
April 18-19 MASSA Gold and Silver Champs (Q) Gold - Christchurch School Va. Silver - Washington College Md.
April 25th NYISA-NW All Girls Regatta (Q, O)Rochester YC
April 25th -26th MASSA Team Race TBD
May 2nd - 3rd MASSA All Girls Regatta (Q)The Waterfront Center (location changed to WC from NJ)
May 2nd SAT
May 3rd Spring Fling Regatta (O) CLCSF
May 14th ROC High School Sailing Banquet Rochester Yacht Club
May 9th NYS Champs (Full Teams) Buffalo Yacht Club
May 16-17 Cleveland Regatta (O)The Foundry
May 22nd Last Day of Spring 2020 Rochester Yacht Club
May 23rd-24th Mallory and Baker Nationals N/A
Please Note Schedule may change
due to weather conditions ie; wind, thunder, ice, and snow all play a major part in
regattas in NY in the Fall
RYC Junior Sailing
5555 St. Paul Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14617