The UCLA Sailing Team is a small group of active, dedicated, and fun-loving students. We sail competitively with colleges and universities throughout California and the nation. Our district is the Pacific Coast (PCIYRA) which includes all of California and Hawaii, so most of our regattas are throughout the California coast– we travel on weekends, usually 1-2 times a month.
We began competing again several years ago after a brief hiatus. The team has shown considerable improvement over each of those years and capped off the 2010-2011 season by finishing 3rd at the coed Pacific Coast Championships, which qualified us for National Semifinals where we got 10th place, just one place out of qualifying for College Sailing Nationals. This was our best finish in recent memory.
The team is also active off the water, continuously finding new and creative ways to build team morale and camaraderie; it is a friendly community in a large school. Practices are held two to three times a week at the Marina Aquatic Center in Marina Del Ray, where UCLA has a fleet of 14 ft. Flying Juniors.
This page is meant to give both inexperienced and experienced readers some interesting and valuable information about the team and how it works– if you are new to sailing, don’t be alarmed if parts don’t make sense just yet.