Piedmont’s High School Sailing team is starting their Winter season on Feb. 3, including an intro clinic on Sunday, Jan. 28. We are so excited to start the season and are looking for anyone who might be interested!
The Encinal Yacht Club High School Sailing Program is open for sailors in grades 8-12 wanting to sharpen their sailing skills throughout the fall, winter, and spring. Participants in the program attend regular practices at EYC and several weekend regattas around the Bay Area and Southern California. The regattas are run by the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA).
Our team captain, Mica Jorcino, a senior this year, joined as an 8th grader and is currently hoping to continue sailing in college. “I’ve been able to learn so many new skills and gained so much knowledge and get out of my comfort zone. It’s a super welcoming environment and I have loved seeing our team grow. I have had the opportunity to work with so many people and incredible coaches these past five years.”
Our co-captain, Sophie Hess, 11th grade, joined the team in the fall. “I have loved being on the sailing team because it’s a great way to take advantage of the opportunity to actually sail pretty close to home. It is amazing to go to school then drive to Alameda, rig a boat and enjoy a gorgeous sunset from the water! It has truly been an amazing experience. As a beginner to sailing, I felt a bit intimidated when I first joined, but everyone has been so welcoming and friendly.”
Peter Stokes, 12th grade, joined the team as a sophomore. “Small boat sailing is the most involved and fun type of sailing, it can be as competitive as you want it to be and offers a great way to meet people from other schools in the Bay.”