The Naval Academy Intercollegiate (IC) Sailing Team is consistently one of the top programs in the country and has a long history of turning out collegiate All-Americans, College Sailors of the Year, Olympians, and America's Cup sailors. An experienced and dedicated coaching staff is a mainstay to the IC sailing program.
The U.S. Naval Academy IC sailing team competes in the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) and will sail in over 60 collegiate events each year. MAISA is arguably the most competitive district in the country, and includes such schools as St. Mary's College of MD, Georgetown University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Old Dominion University. Annapolis is situated far enough south to allow the team to practice late into the fall and start early each spring, giving Navy sailing a competitive edge during each season. The IC sailing team practices five days a week for three hours a day and competes most weekends in both the fall and spring.
The IC sailing program's fleet of racing dinghies consists of 42 racing Lasers, 50 training Lasers, 22 420s, 22 Flying Juniors, three Interclub Dinghies, four Tech Dinghies, and three Vanguard 15s. This gives the team opportunities to practice in specific boats that will be sailed in upcoming events. With such a large fleet, Navy is able to play host to a multitude of events every year, including two of the largest college sailing regattas in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA): the Navy Fall Intersectional and the Truxtun Umstead Regatta in the spring. Both regattas feature four divisions of 20 teams with all divisions racing at the same time which allows for some very exciting sailing.
If you are interested in learning more about the Naval Academy IC Sailing Team please contact our coaching staff or visit our team site on Navysports.com.