USF Sailing is a member of the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA). We practice out of St. Petersburg on Tampa Bay. Our roster has roughly 30 students on it. We practice Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 until dark and race in regattas on the weekends. All full-time undergraduate students at USF are welcome to join the team.
The sailing team has two coaches and our own waterfront facility on campus. The team has the support of USF and is given funding for coaching, equipment, and travel. The best way to get good at college sailing is to sail often against the best competition in the country. Consequently, the team travels extensively to the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to compete at inter-conference regattas.
Current team members range from national champions in junior sailing to novice crews who are just learning the sport. Many of our athletes come from the Northeast and Midwest and we also have a large number of Florida residents from around the state. The weather in St. Petersburg can’t be beat which attracts a lot of people. The fall and winter are mild with average temperatures in the high sixties and our springs are windy and warm.
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