Welcome to Princeton Sailing!
Announcement: Seeking Coach!
The Princeton University Sailing Team, a student run Sport Club at Princeton University, is seeking an instructor / consultant. Founded in 1928, the program currently has a fleet of 12 FJs sailed out of Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ. With both experience in and a focus on developing sport club strategies and athlete development, the coach will instruct on and off the water at weekday practices, weekend regattas and weekly on-campus team meetings. The consulting position will run 10 months from September through July, starting September 2017.
- US Sailing Level 2 Instructor certification and instructional background required with a strong preference given to US Sailing Level 3 Instructor certification
- Competitive collegiate sailing/coaching experience
- Experience repairing boats
- Good oral and written communications skills
- Demonstrated organizational ability
- Must possess certifications or become certified in CPR & First Aid
Please provide a cover letter and resume.
Dan Sullivan, Commodore
Princeton University Sailing Team
Mobile: (914) 355-1742
Information for Students
Students with any amount of sailing experience are welcome to join the team at any time. While the team is a mix of long-time competitive sailors and students completely new to the sport, we all take our commitment to athletic competition seriously. We kick off with preseason about one week before classes begin in September. We move our twelve FJs from our boathouse on Lake Carnegie to our sailing site at Raritan.
Once classes begin, we hold practice three times a week, leaving campus in carpools at 1:30 PM and returning in time for dinner. While new sailors learn the basics from their skippers, the entire team practices boat-handling skills with drills and races. Sailors are able to choose which ones to race in, from Massachusetts to Maryland. Please review our racing calendar for the 2016-17 Season.
The spring season recommences with a preseason trip to Florida during Intercession, the weeklong vacation between first semester finals and the start of second semester classes in the beginning of February.
The time commitment of the sailing team can be flexible, but everyone on the team is required to practice at least two days each week (ensuring to plan a cooperative class schedule) and race in at least two regattas each season.
Dinghy sailing does require certain gear, but don't worry about having it when you come to check out practice - we have extra life jackets! Once it starts to get cold we do wear drysuits and lots of layers, so you will want to invest in gear of your own. In addition, team members pay annual dues, subject to ability to pay.
To learn more about Princeton's participation in collegiate sailing, visit the website of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association.
Finally, it is important to emphasize that the Princeton Sailing Team is more than just an athletic team. It is a comradeship, whose members spend a lot of time together-both on and off the water. With weekend events, dinners and cookouts, you're sure to have a great time with the team.
For our regatta schedule, check out the Schedule page.
For alumni information, and to DONATE, visit the Alumni page.
Prospective sailors: Please see below for information on our team. To learn more, or to contact us for any other reason, please don't hesitate to email our Recruitment Chair, Evan Trauger '19, or our Commodore, Dan Sullivan ’19 - their emails can be found on the Contact page.