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Illinois State Champions
Ignatius Sailing is a competitive, exciting, co-ed sport. No previous sailing experience
is required. All that is necessary is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
We sail in both the fall and spring. New sailors may join the team only in the fall
season. The fall season starts just after Labor Day and continues until just before
Thanksgiving. The spring season begins as soon as the ice leaves the harbor in March
and continues until Memorial Day.
Ignatius Sailing uses Chicago Yacht Club’s coaches and facilities. We practice at
Belmont Harbor with students from several other area high schools. We sail 2-3 nights
a week and on Saturdays. Regatta competitions are always held on weekends.
Regattas are most often held in the Chicago metro area, but can
be as far away as Minneapolis or Detroit. Parent chaperones will always travel with
the team outside metro Chicago.
We compete as a member of the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) which includes
over 300 schools nationwide. Our Midwest region includes over 30 schools from Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. At regattas, we typically compete
with 10-20 other schools from Minneapolis, Detroit, southern Wisconsin, northern
Indiana and Chicago-area schools that include New Trier, Loyola, Evanston, and Lake
Ignatius Sailing has a tradition of consistently being one of the top schools in
the Midwest region. In a typical year, we will win one or two regattas and place
in the top five in many of the other events. Also, as part of our regular regatta
schedule, we compete in three qualifying events that allow the winners to attend
national-level high school sailing championships.