2015 ISSA Annual Report
ISSA has achieved 4 records this year:
1. 502 schools registered
2. 5000+/- sailors participating in High School Sailing
3. The Mid Atlantic District (MAISA) is now 100 schools
4. 252 regattas over the 2014/2015 school year - with 3,943 teams competing in 32 weekends in the fall and spring.
The great news is that our main objective of providing opportunities to high school sailors is happening. With the large number of teams and events, we continue to strive for a safe and enjoyable environment for all the sailors. The evolution of new high school teams is very fun to watch. ISSA relies on many organizations and volunteers to make this happen. We are very appreciative of all the efforts from everyone.
At this year’s Mallory Doublehanded Championship, Newport Harbor High School won the event for the 6th time. The Mallory was held at the U.S. Naval Academy in their new Z420s and CFJs. Newport defeated 19 other schools convincingly with a 38 point victory over St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Pine View High School in second and third.
At the Baker Team Racing Championship, Shorecrest Preparatory School defeated 11 other schools in a sail off against St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The regatta was hosted at Chicago Yacht Club where they sailed 68 races over the Memorial Day weekend. Newport Harbor High School finished third.
Last fall, Patrick Shanahan and Nic Baird both from Shorecrest Preparatory School won the Cressy Singlehanded Championship in Lasers and Radials. The regatta was hosted by Bellingham Yacht Club in the northwest.
Again, thank you to all the thousands of volunteers and sponsors that make these great events possible.