Sailing

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!

NEWS AND RESULTS

Jeff Simon Memorial Regatta

This past weekend, UCSD’s sailing tritons hosted the annual regatta in memory of Jeff Simon. With a total of 34 boats from 12 universities on the start line (an increase of 7 boats from last year), it was a great success for UCSD. Saturday was a beautiful sunny day with high temperatures and a strong Read More >

UCSD Sailing Team Competes in Hawaii

This past weekend the UCSD Sailing Team took 15th place at the Peter Wenner Rainbow Invite, an event hosted by the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. Over the two days, our sailors took turns racing, with half the team competing one day while the other half had the chance to explore Oahu, visit Waikiki and Pearl Read More >

UCSD Sailing Rose Bowl Regatta Roundup

This past Friday the UC San Diego Sailing Team traveled to Long Beach for the 34th annual Rose Bowl Regatta. As this event is both a college and a high school regatta, it provides the chance for  high school students to interact with college teams from all around the country. In fact, each of the Read More >

Club Sailing Cardinal Invite Roundup

The UC San Diego Sailing Team made one of the longest instate trips this past weekend to sail out of Redwood City, CA for Fall Women’s Pacific Coast Championships (PCC’s) and the Cardinal Invite held by Stanford. The team took a full women’s team and one co-ed team to represent UC San Diego in both Read More >

St. Francis Interconference Regatta

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 >

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