The UCSD sailing team is a student-run sports club that exists to represent the school in college regattas throughout the state and across the country, as well as to introduce students to what we believe is the greatest sport in the world: sailboat racing.
As members of the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference (PCCSC), we compete in co-ed and women’s events about every other weekend during the school year. We sail in CFJs, 14-foot, two-person dinghies that are simple enough for beginners, but still provide a good platform for racers to hone their boathandling and tactics with.
While we are a racing team, a large part of our function is to introduce students to the sport of sailboat racing. Sailing is a sport that is easy to remain involved with after graduation. Many of our alumni continue to race after college, including some who learned with the team.Sailing team is not only a way to learn a new sport, it is a way to meet new people, travel about the state, and get involved with UCSD outside of the lecture hall.
Our team sails in the beautiful Mission Bay, about ten minutes south of campus. We keep our six CFJs at the Mission Bay Yacht Club, a club with a strong emphasis on dinghy sailing. Practice is an integral part of membership on the team. Typically, the team practices two or three times a week from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Rides are provided for students without transportation. As with any skill, those who practice most will improve faster and be more likely to be selected to compete in regattas. For novice sailors, weekend clinics are held to teach new skills and gain familiarity with our boats.
Whether you are a born and raised racer, or have never seen the ocean before, the UCSD sailing team can make a great addition to your college life. Friends, competition, and excitement await!
The St. Francis Yacht Club and the Stanford Varsity Sailing Team hosted the St. Francis Interconference Regatta on the weekend of April 8th and 9th, 2017 at the St. Francis Yacht Club. 18 schools and 21 boats from all over the Pacific coast joined in to sail. Western Washington University was there too, despite the Read More >
The UC San Diego Sailing Team competed this past weekend in the Mustang Open. With Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as our hosts, the regatta was held in the beautiful picturesque Morro Bay at the Morro Bay Yacht Club. Twenty-nine boats from thirteen schools from across California gathered to compete. UC San Diego brought up Read More >
The UCSD Tritons competed at the Anteater Open February 18-19, hosted by University of California Irvine at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Twenty-five individual vessels competed from 12 different schools with USC clenching the top two spots. A torrential downpour, coupled with gusting winds was forecasted for this year’s annual Anteater Open. Our team of collegiate Read More >
UC San Diego hosted the Jeff Simon Memorial Regatta this past weekend at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. Eleven schools gathered for a total of twenty-seven boats at the start line, blessed with light winds and warm conditions. Saturday had consistent winds of 9-12 knots while Sunday started off with a lull until there was Read More >
This weekend I had the opportunity to join the sailing team in Santa Barbara for our final regatta of the quarter. The UC San Diego sailing team has not only provided me a truly awesome outlet for stress, but has also helped me find a close knit family of people that I know I can Read More >
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