CHS Sailing Team

The Coronado High School Sailing Team (CHSST) is a club sport operating under the rules of the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) and the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA).

ISSA encompasses approximately 370 high school teams nationally, of which approximately 100 teams are from California and Hawaii. The team has a rich history and has placed highly in many events.

Coronado High School students are eligible to tryout for the team. The coach will select team members through try-outs with preference given to returning team members. Team size is limited to 24 sailors. A JV developmental team may be formed if more than 24 sailors try out. If space is available, eighth grade students and possibly students from other schools may participate on a limited basis in practices and practice regattas. All sailors must agree to abide by and sign the code of conduct and rules.

The team trains most Tuesdays at 2:45-5:30 and Thursdays at 3:00-5:30 at Coronado Yacht Club. Sailors are expected to attend every practice, team meetings, and participate in regattas for which they are selected. Sailors participating in other sports may only do so with the coach’s approval. All sailors must contact the coach if they will not be attending practice. Sailors have the opportunity to earn CHS Varsity and Junior Varsity letters.

Please see the linked handbook and forms for more information.

PRINT and FILL OUT the following:

  1. Registration
  2. Medical History
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. SDAYC Liability Waiver

PCISA Schedule

Please click here for the PCISA Schedule.

ChSST Handbook (2019-2020)

Please click here for the handbook. 



On the West Coast, the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA) calendar consists of six (6) events that represent the qualification series for the Mallory Trophy (see below). Each team best three regattas count for 10% each, and the final regatta (the Pacific Coast Championship) counts for a whopping 70% of the final score. Approximately 5 teams qualify from the PCISA district to attend the High School Nationals (Mallory Regatta).

Sea Otter Regatta(1/6) This regatta is hosted by Monterey YC in October.

Anteater Regatta (2/6) This regatta is hosted by UC Irvine in November and sailed in Newport Harbor.

Rose Bowl Regatta (3/6) Hosted by USC in January and sailed in Long Beach Harbor.

Cardinal Regatta (4/6) Hosted by Stanford University in February and sailed on San Francisco Bay.

Gaucho Regatta (5/6) Hosted by UC Santa Barbara in March and sailed in the ocean off Santa Barbara.

Pacific Coast Championship Gold Fleet (6/6) Site varies, sailed in April. This regatta represents the most heavily weighted event towards qualifying for High School National Championship.

Silver Fleet (JV) Pacific Coast Championship Site varies, sailed in April. This regatta provides a separate venue/regatta for teams that were unable to qualify for the gold fleet PCC’s.

“SoCal” Regattas These events are “practice regattas, hosted by various clubs throughout California, and trophies are awarded to “non-varsity” sailors only. These events have no effect on PCISA qualifying results.


High School sailing is popular nationwide with over 250 registered schools. The ISSA administers High School Sailing nationwide.

Mallory Regatta (established 1930) The double-handed National Championship sailed in May. Includes teams from across the nation that has qualified in their district through a series of races during the school year. The event is usually sailed in FJ’s or 420’s. The location rotates around the country from year to year.

Cressy Regatta (established 1930) The single-handed National Championship is sailed in October. Includes individuals from across the nation that has qualified in their district at Cressy Elimination Regatta. The event in full rig Lasers and Laser Radials. The location rotates around the country from year to year.

Baker Regatta (established 1960) The Team Racing Nationals Championship sailed in April provides a whole different challenge with separate rules and format. Each team qualifies in their district and is represented by 6 sailors. FJ’s or 420’s are the boats most often used.