West Coast Sailing & Zim Sailing Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship of High School Sailing
The Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) is excited to announce a new five-year sponsorship agreement with Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing. These are two of North America’s leading suppliers of boats, parts and equipment, both owned and led by former college sailors. Read on to find out more about how we're supporting student athletes and high school sailing programs as part of this sponsorship.
Discounts for Student Athletes
Get out on the water with the gear you need at a great price, backed by fast shipping and outstanding service. Active high school sailors are eligible for 15% discount on apparel and accessories purchases at West Coast Sailing. We stock thousands of items for immediate shipping from top brands including Gill, Rooster, Zhik, Ronstan, and more. Enter code ISSA at checkout to apply discount.
Discounts for High School Programs
Take the stress out of running your high school program with access to all the spare parts, sails, gear, line, rigging, and more you need to maintain your fleet and keep your sailors on the water. High School teams and programs are eligible for discounts on our catalog of products, backed with great inventory and a knowledgable team. From pre-cut mainsheets and spare pins to new sails and masts, West Coast Sailing is here to support your program. Sign up for an online account to order right on our website with your discounts, or work with our dedicated team for more complex orders.
More Sponsorship Details Coming Soon
West Coast Sailing and Zim Sailing are proud to be official Suppliers of High School Sailing. In addition to the program and athlete discounts, there will be more involvement including sails and boats for Singlehanded Nationals, as well as a screened-sail discount program. Details are being finalized and will be announced this August as we continue our commitment to ISSA.
Official Press Release
The Inter-Scholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) is excited to announce a new five-year sponsorship agreement with Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing. These are two of North America’s leading suppliers of boats, parts and equipment, both owned and led by active supporters of high school sailing.
As Official Supplier of the Cressy Championship, Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing will provide ILCA boats and sails for use at the regatta. In addition to providing equipment, both companies have created a unique cash contribution campaign based on the ecommerce platforms of Zim and WCS for contribution directly back to High School Sailing. Furthermore, athletes and teams can continue to enjoy existing discounts as well as a reduced price on branded screen-printed sails. This provides support directly to the member schools and athletes, in addition to generating funds to support the operations of High School Sailing.
“It’s very exciting to welcome Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing as sponsors,” says Tim Hogan, president of ISSA. “High school sailing is among the fastest-growing segments of the sport, and this sponsorship will help us continue to expand and serve our member schools. In addition to providing boats to our singlehanded championships, the discounts for our teams and sailors allow their funding and focus to be on what they do best; providing amazing opportunities to sail!”
Zim Sailing, founded by Steve Perry in 2008 in Bristol, Rhode Island, provides one-design sailboats, parts, accessories, and services to the North American market. They manufacture popular scholastic dinghies (including the FJ, C420, 420E, and ILCA) while engaging in grassroots youth development of yacht club junior sailing programs, community sailing and youth racing. Zim Sailing is seen at regattas around the country, providing charter boats and onsite support.
West Coast Sailing, founded in 2005 in Portland, Oregon by George Yioulos, is one of North America’s leading marine retailers, focusing on the dinghy racing and small keelboat market with an emphasis on e-commerce fulfillment and industry leading customer service. Yioulos, a former Marin Catholic High School sailor, brought West Coast Sailing and Zim Sailing under common ownership in 2021 – with the goal to expand support for sailing in North America.
“High School Sailing changed my life - it set me on a path to College Sailing, and then the last 17 wild years in the sailing industry.” said Yioulos. “The support of the community, the coaches, sailors and volunteers to make High School sailing happen year round - is awe inspiring. Being able to give back to ISSA - is immensely gratifying to us all.”
For sailors, programs and supporters of High School Sailing, this is an opportunity to work with a valued sponsor for all boats, parts, equipment, and apparel needs. Programs can set up accounts for easy online ordering with discounted pricing at these links for Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing. Individual student athletes can take advantage of 15% off apparel and accessories purchases to get the gear they need to get on the water at a great value. Knowledgeable sailors are on hand to provide support and answer questions. More information can be found online at Zim Sailing and West Coast Sailing.
June 23, 2022