The Monmouth University Sailing Team
What better way is there to embrace the culture of our coastal university than by joining the MU Sailing Team? Learn a skill that lasts a lifetime, travel up and down the east coast competing against other colleges and universities, and make new friends in the process! The MU Sailing Team has been a part of our university’s history for many years and is continuing to grow and evolve with the University.
Who Are We?
We have both a co-ed and a women’s sailing team. MU owns a fleet of 18 Flying Junior (FJ) sailboats which were purchased through the support of generous alumni, benefactors, and local businesses. Having a large fleet of boats allows our school to host regattas in the fall and spring semesters and to host practices with other local colleges and high school teams. Our team is open to sailors of all experience levels. We are a club team at Monmouth and we aim to practice 3-4 times per week. We compete in 4-6 regattas per semester, primarily at other schools in our region.
Who is our Governing Authority?
The MU Sailing Team is different than most athletic teams as it is not affiliated with the NCAA. We are a member of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)
, the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and part of the Middle Atlantic conference. The Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA)
covers the area between New York State and Virginia and includes the District of Columbia and parts of Canada. Hundreds of sailors compete on more than fifty teams that travel across the conference and the country.
Where Do We Sail?
Our team is fortunate enough to practice only 10 minutes away at the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club (SSYC)
. The yacht club is generous enough to lend us the use of their facilities, including the club house, motor boats, and equipment to run thorough practices. Club members also donate their time and experience to assist in running regattas in the fall and spring. The address is: 512 Seawaneka Ave. Oceanport, NJ 07757