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Sailing Overview

Our Junior programs range from introductory with a focus on developing a love for the lifelong sport of sailing, to competitive racing locally, regionally and international world class events.

Our Instructors:

Meg Deegan - Waterfront Coordinator.  Meg and her husband Greg are long time members of SCYC and St Croix.  Meg has an extensive sailing background, with a passion for teaching sailing, she is a US Sailing Level 2 Instructor and holds a USCG Captains License.  She also has diverse experience in the profit, non-profit industries and financial management.  Meg energetically covers a mix of office administration and waterfront duties at SCYC for which we all are very appreciative.

Doug DeRue - Instructor.  Doug and his wife Cecy are long time SCYC members, islanders and impassioned        supporters of Junior Sailing.  Doug holds a US Sailing Level 1 Certification and digs sharing his lifelong love of sailing , but Doug's true passion is Beach Cats (and Cecy).  Doug has served as Club Manager, Board Member and continues as an Instructor and a tireless volunteer willing to jump in where/whenever needed.

Assistant Instructors:

Lucia Bishop - US Sailing Instructor - Level 2
Mathieu Dale - US Sailing Assistant Instructor - Level 2 
Elyssa Franklyn - Assistant Instructor
Alex Tonin - Assistant Instructor

Sailing Blog

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  • December 16, 2019 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GHCDS Sailing Team competes at South Points #3

    Friday December 6, 2019

    Friday GHCDS Sailors had  practice with the Venice High School sailing team at the Venice Yacht Club.  Arranged by Kelly Severn, past SCYC Waterfront Coordinator. Olivia Hanley, GHCDS and SCYC Jr sailor alumni joined the team and took them out on the water until the Venice team arrived, after practice our team enjoyed the Venice holiday boat parade. A big thank you to Sylvia Schindler for chaperoning our team! 

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    The GHCDS Sailing team competed in South Points #3 held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Sarasota, Florida.  A beautiful sunny day in Sarasota provided only enough light east breeze before noon to sail races one and two in A Division and race one in B Division, before dying out. Multiple General Recalls were the norm for both A and B division starts. After an almost 3 hour delay, a light westerly filled in (with current running up the course against the breeze) and race 2 in B Division was completed after three general recalls, followed by Races 3 in A and B Divisions, with rotations being completed between them. Competing for GHCDS Varsity Division A; Milo Miller Skipper/ Brielle Schindler crew,  Division B; Ariana Schwartz Skipper/ Elyssa Franklin crew. Lucia Bishop Alternate. Our Team did a stellar job in challenging conditions of light and shifty winds and held their own as freshman against mostly upperclassmen sailing teams! Our young team has a bright future ahead! https://scores.hssailing.org/f19/southpoints-varsity/full-scores/


  • November 15, 2019 6:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The GHCDS HS Sailing Team competed against the best high school sailors in the nation in two prestigious invitational regattas this past weekend,Nov 9&10, 2019, The College of Charleston Invitational and the Atlantic Coast Championship.  

    The College of Charleston Invitational(CofC) also served as the Caribbean qualifier for a berth in the District Qualifier for the HS National Championships.  Competing at College of Charleston in A division were skipper Mathieu Dale/crew Lucy Klempen, in B division Skipper JJ Klempen/crew Carson Oakley, Coach Mack Bryant (CDS Alumni and All American Collegiate sailor).  This 2 day event started on Saturday with 40 degree temperatures with a fluctuating 5-12 knot breeze out of the north and strong current playing a role tactically, with a hard push by sailors and Race Committee the fleet completed 14 races getting off the water at sunset.  On Sunday temperatures where only a few degrees warmer with light and shifty winds allowing only 4 races before the wind died. In this heavily competitive fleet our Panthers finish 4th in Division A and 6th in Division B for an overall finish of 5th out of an 18 boat fleet.   Antilles School finished 2nd overall qualifying them for a berth in the District Qualifier for HS Nationals. Well done Panthers we will get them next time!

    Our GHCDS Panther Sailors competing at Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) in Toms River, NJ had a very challenging regatta, arriving late Friday night (thanks to airlines delays) to freezing temperatures and light and shifty winds.  Saturday high temps in the 30s, these Crucian sailors put up a good fight against some of the best teams in the Nation. Saturday began early with the sailors removing ice from their boats. The winds were light and shifty causing a two hour postponement while the race committee waited for breeze and made course adjustments. Our Panther Sailors had great attitudes and fought hard all day completing 9 races, getting off the water just before sunset. 

    Sunday was slightly warmer but with gustier heavy winds, the kids had some great races. Again completing 9 races rounding out 18 races for the regatta.  Division A skipper Milo Miller/crew Brielle Schindler rotating with Lucia Bishop finished 15th and Division B Skipper Ariana Schwarts and Elyssa Franklin finish 20th  for an overall fishish of 18th out of 20 boat fleet. Thanks to Tim Franklin who chaperoned our ACC Team

  • October 20, 2019 6:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    High School Sailing– A note from Coach Stanton: GHCDS sent up 8 Sailors(a Varsity team and a JV Team) and a Coach to compete October 19, 2019 at the Second Points Regatta for the South Atlantic District (SAISA) in Jensen Beach FL.  There were 25 teams from around the State of Florida that attended the Regatta, over 150 sailors. The conditions were a bit overcast and winds were a bit sporadic. The teams were able to get four races in on Saturday. The GHCDS Varsity and JV team were sitting both in 7th after the first two races. The final two races the Varsity team got more comfortable with the conditions and boats and almost won the event! Varsity finished 2nd out of the 25 teams that attended. JV remained consistent and moved up one place in the last two races. Over all, a great showing for GHCDS.

    Varsity Team = A division; Mathieu Dale / Lucy Klempen, B division; JJ Klempen / Carson Oakley.

    JV Team = A division; Milo Miller / Scott Vercher, B division; Arianna Schwartz/ Elyssa Franklin.

    Mathieu Dale and Lucy Klempen, doing what they love, and doing it well!

  • September 29, 2019 6:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SP #1

    Hollywood,FL- September 28th, Our Good Hope Country Day School HS sailing team competed in SAISA first South Points Regatta of the 2019/2020 Season.  GHCDS had teams competing in both Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. The venue was challenging with light and shifty winds, changing currents and moored boats obstructing the race course, in true Panther spirit our team rose to the occasion. This was the first HS sailing regatta most of our very young team has ever competed in, our team comprised of mostly freshman and sophomores held their own in both Varsity and JV divisions.  Our Varsity A team (skipper Milo Miller/ crew Lucy Klempen) having the only freshman skipper and our Varsity B team(skipper JJ Klempen/crew Carson Oakley) having the top finishing freshman skipper, and a bullet in the second race. Varsity finished 11 overall out of 25 Varsity teams! Our JV Team with A team skipper Lucia Bishop/ crew Brielle Schindler and JV B team skipper Ariana Schwartz/ crew Elyssa Franklin performed well with some great races. JV finished 10 overall out of a 16 boat fleet.  Our team was complemented by organizers and other team leaders on our teams politeness, helpfulness and good sportsmanship well done Panthers! GHCDS Sailing team's next event will be in Jensen Beach FL on October 19. Please support the GHCDS Sailing Team's food sales to help with teams transportation costs.

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