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What is College Sailing?
Sailing is not an NCAA sport. Instead, we are a part of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association or ICSA. Our conference inside the ICSA is the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA). As a Cross-Regional team, we have the oppurtunity to compete in regattas across the country each weekend.
How can I join the team?
If you are a member of the University of Miami community, fill out our contact form or send us an email at [email protected]. You can also DM us @umiami_sailing on Instagram! If you are a current junior or senior in high school, please start by filling out our prospective recruit form.
Do you offer lessons if I’ve never sailed before?
Yes! We offer both group and private lessons. If you’re interested please fill out our contact form or email us at [email protected]!
How often do you practice?
We practice four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. We depart from campus at 3:30 PM and usually arrive back on campus between 7:00 – 7:30 PM.
What type of boats do you sail?
We keep our fleet of Flying Juniors (FJs) at the US Sailing Center in Miami. Most commonly we sail the FJs or collegiate 420s. However, we do have the oppurtunity to compete in keelboat regattas throughout the year.
Are there sailing scholarships?
Unfortunately, there are no sailing scholarships at the University of Miami nor any other schools. The ICSA rules prohibit sailing scholarships from exisiting. However, there are plenty of academic scholarships available, especially for candidates with need.
How do I begin the recruitment process?
We ask that all potential recruits for the University of Miami Sailing Teams begin by filling out our intial interest survey. Shortly after, our Recruitment Director will reach out to via email to provide more information about our team and the school.
Can I sail with the team?
Unfortunately, due to new ICSA recruiting rules we cannot let recruits sail with our team. However, we do encourage all recruits to attend a practice, meeting, and workout to observe.
What is the time commitment?
Our team practices four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. Additionally, we have team meetings on Monday evenings and require workout logs to be kept by all the sailors. To maintain active status on the team, sailors must attend three weekly practices, all meetings, and maintain their workout logs.
Who gets into the University of Miami?
Admission to the University of Miami is very competitive. The number of applicants climbs dramatically every year. There were nearly 43,000 applicants for the class of 2025, making the admission rate 28%. Generally, the University of Miami is looking for A/A- students with an ACT score of at least 31 or an SAT score of at least 1350. That being said, there is always variability in accepted scores and grades.
What makes sailing at the University of Miami special?
There is no better place to sail than at the University of Miami on beautiful Biscayne Bay. With perfect weather and wind conditions year round, the sailing never stops. Not only will you have opportunities for collegiate sailing as a member of the University of Miami Sailing Team, but oppurtunities to sail a wide array of boats in the local Miami community.