2010 marks the second year Brother Rice will compete in the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association high school program. MISSA is a member of the Interscholastic Sailing Association, which is the national governing body for High School sailing in the United States. There are currently 32 teams which compete in MISSA regattas in Brother Rice’s division. Regattas are sailing race competitions.
This year our goal is to have 2 programs at Rice:
The Race Team: for those athletes who want to devote themselves to being accomplished and competitive sailors and who want to participate in the varsity level sailing regattas.
• Sailing at least 3-4 times weekly (Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or Saturday/Sunday regattas)
• Tuesday (+/- Friday) physical training sessions
The Club Team: for those who have little experience in sailing but want to learn and try out the sport, or those who do not want to compete. Loyola Academy had 50 members – we would love the top that!
• Sailing on Saturdays and participation in team activities/meetings
• Participate in JV regattas (specifically designed for those who have been sailing 1-2 years)
The goal of the two programs is not to limit an athlete’s ability to compete but to provide an option for individuals to enjoy the sport and move into competition should that be the desire of the athlete.
Sailing is a physically and mentally demanding sport (especially on a cold windy rainy Lake Michigan day!)
The purpose of this team is to teach and pass on the skills of basic seamanship, build strength and skill in the art of sailing to any Brother Rice student (Freshman – Senior) that would like to sail. The development of the skill will yield strength, self confidence and leadership skills.
To achieve a first place finish in the MISSA sailing conference
Click here for images from some of our previous competitions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions that parents and students have had over the years.