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Spring and Fall Program

Columbia Sailing School is proud to host one of the largest high school sailing programs in the Midwest district (MISSA). Over the years, the Sailing School’s program had grown to host over 80 sailors with both a Varsity and Junior Varsity division. The Fall Season begins in September and runs through November; the Spring Season runs from March through May. The program consists of the following established teams: U of C Lab School, Lane Tech College Prep, Whitney Young, Lyons Township, Jones College Prep, and Lincoln Park High School. 

Our Varsity Team is for the more experienced sailors at our schools, sailing in local, regional, and national regattas. Our JV/Developmental Team is for sailors still refining their skills, and they have the opportunity to compete in local events and scrimmages. To be on the Varsity team, you must have previous experience and be approved by the On the Water Director.


If you want to sail in our Opti Green RWB Program, you must have your own boat. If you do not have your own vessel and are interested, contact

Spring Sailing Dates: March 16th, 2024 - May 18th, 2024

Fall Sailing Dates: 2024 TBD

Spring Sailing Fees: Varsity and Developmental $735 (7% discount for members),

Opti Program $550

Spring_Fall Sailing

Spring and Fall Varsity Sailing

Practice: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Regattas on the weekends

JV Developmental

JV Developmental Sailing

Practice: Mondays and Fridays 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Opti Fleet

Opti Green RWB Fleet

Practice: Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (bring a lunch)

To learn more about Midwest High School Sailing, including regattas, visit the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association.

To view High School Sailing results and learn more about National High School Sailing, please visit the page Interscholastic Sailing Association.

Questions about the regatta schedule? Please email us at

Are you interested in joining an existing team or starting your own team? Please email us at

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