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Tim Hogan, the 1970 College Sailor of the Year (USC), has 3 spent the last three decades dedicating his energies to leadership in West Coast and National Youth Sailing.

According to Tom Leweck, “… Hogan’s leadership impact is demonstrated in the vibrancy and dramatic growth of high school sailing nationwide, as well as in the thriving youth sailing pipeline on the West Coast, continuously turning out a disproportionate share of our top collegiate and Olympic sailors. Olympians including Peter Wells, Tim Wadlow, Andrew Campbell, and Charlie Buckingham rose through a development system fundamentally shaped by Hogan’s leadership. Across a slew of volunteer leadership roles over 30+ years, Hogan has built momentum around youth sailing access and development through his vital combination of visionary leadership, tireless energy, and exceptional organizing skills.”

Honors and Accomplishments

  • 2005 – Present Current President of ISSA (Interscholastic Sailing Association)
  • High School Sailing participation has grown from 330 to 587 schools under his leadership,when he prioritized increasing access to schools and sailors, training high school coaches and developing robust regional organizations
  • 1995-2011 President of CISA (California Interscholastic Sailing Association) – during that time, the CISA clinic was transformed from a regional event into the premier training platform for the top junior sailors in the country– both males and females. The clinic has attracted some of the sport’s biggest names to coach, teach, motivate and inspire the young sailors. Sailors such as Dave Perry, JJ Fetter, Dave Ullman, Ed Baird, Paul Cayard, Robbie Haines, Mark Reynolds, Charlie McKee, Gary Jobson and even Sir Ben Ainslie were involved. This was the first development clinic of its kind to bring together the most talented coaches and top junior sailors at a time when no such Olympic development team existed. Hogan explained that his key focus was to make the CISA clinic better each year, aligning top coaching talent and synchronizing the clinic with youth and Olympic development pathway
  • 1990 – 2005 Past president of PCISA (Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association), where he grew school participation from 9 to 85 schools. Hogan’s signature contributions as PCISA head included designing a vibrant West Coast high school regatta calendar that synched with the youth sailing calendar and delivering successful fundraising support to support a series of top-notch regattas. As Hogan explains, “we built a system that worked for everyone, both at the top level and in welcoming new sailors to the sport.”
  • Hogan’s extensive sailing resume includes 1st at 1966 Sears Cup, 3 time All-American, 1970 College Sailor of the Year, 1972 US Match Racing Champion, Etchells North American Champion, 1st corrected time, aboard Kialoa, 1969 Trans-Atlantic Race


Excerpt from The LOG, “Spotlight on Tim Hogan”, by Ambrosia Brody, June 4, 2015  

NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Sea Base honored Tim Hogan for his leadership in high school sailing with the 2015 Good Sea Scout award during a special award ceremony, May 21.

Hogan, a real estate consultant and experienced sailor, was presented the honor during a special event that included a tour of the boat America. Newport Sea Base advisory board members, city leaders including Council member Marshall Duffield and leaders in the sailing community were present along with local high school sailing teams.

“Tim’s leadership and commitment to youth sailing since the late 1980s has been instrumental in the growth, development and strength of youth sailing in California where we have been a leader in the USA,” said Mike Segerblom, USC Sailing Coach and head of the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA).

For the past 10 years, Hogan has led the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA), the national body for high school sailing. Prior to that, he ran the PCISA for 15 years, helping to grow the district to more than 90 schools.

“Relationships are really important,” Hogan said. “We are blessed with an incredible program here in Newport Harbor … if you go around the rest of the country they don’t have these facilities, they don’t have boats, they don’t have these same opportunities so we are blessed and what I am trying to do is go around and help some of these areas.”

In his role at ISSA, Hogan is the coordinator for seven districts around the country, serving more than 475 schools. He holds monthly conference calls, attends major championships and tends to individual district needs. He has worked with coaches and parents to set up the structure for successful programs.

Hogan, who sailed on sabots and snowbirds through the Newport Harbor Yacht Club program before going on to USC where he was a three-time All American, earning top honors as College Sailor of the Year in 1969, saw the opportunity for competitive high school sailors to move into top college sailing programs around the country. He went on to network with college coaches to build that transition from high school to college sailing.

In 1985, he took the helm of CISA, a nonprofit sailing foundation promoting youth sailing on all levels. The CISA clinic held every spring attracts the most elite youth sailors in the country who are given intense instruction with top collegiate coaches and former Olympians, according to the Newport Sea Base.

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