Sailboat Racing is at the core our sport, and the Intercollegiate Racing Team @ UCF is fully focused on excelling at every event. This team is open to all full-time undergraduates, regardless of prior racing experience.
We competes in the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, a conference of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association covering Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. For this semester’s regattas and more information and to see past results, go to our page on ICSA Techscore
We have practice most Sundays from 12:30-4:30 using the LEYSF fleet of Club 420s. Practices usually involve a couple drills to practice specific skills and then some practice racing. Regattas are usually one-day events on Saturdays and, because of our location, we can almost always make it in a day trip.
In college sailing 4 sailors constitute a team. Teams for each regatta are selected based on the practices. In some regattas we are able to send multiple teams. Depending on the event we send some combination of “Varsity,” “Women’s,” or “Developmental.” Some regattas specify what teams they are aiming to have, and what teams we send is always discussed at practices. Everyone has opportunities to compete, not just the top sailors.
Outside of SAISA, Sailing Club @ UCF members are much sought after as crew in various events throughout Central Florida, ranging from small club events and casual races to national-level championship events. Our members often crew in events hosted by LESC, the Lake Monroe Sailing Association in Sanford, and other sailing clubs in the Central Florida Area. Sailors from our club have also sailed in the Lightning Winter Series, the San Juan 21 Florida District Series, the St. Pete NOOD regatta, and other high-level events. Sailing is a lifelong sport, and all members – not just the race team – are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.