Please help support UMass Club Sailing!
Since being established in 1995, UMass Sailing has grown into a consistent and successful program that prides itself on its inclusion of members from all levels of experience. Our team is unique in that many of our team members move from nautical homes and out to Western Massachusetts, where the opportunities to sail are limited. As a result, the team provides one of the few opportunities for thousands of UMass Amherst students to get on the water, gain real sailing experience, and have a great time doing it. But with the rapid growth of our team following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we desperately need your help in acquiring the resources necessary to continue our upward trend. With your donation, we will be able to purchase team-owned gear, participate in regattas within the New England Inter-collegiate Sailing Association, and continue to maintain our fleet of 6 FJs for use at Lake Arcadia.
Growing our resources means we’ll be able to expand our program to allow for more community outreach, such as our popular Learn To Sail Day. In past years, this event has allowed 40+ students to partake in a fun-filled day on Lake Arcadia and experience the team camaraderie that sets our team apart from other club sports. Ultimately, we are a club team here at UMass, which means a majority of our team operations and finances are left completely up to us. While we work hard to ensure that each team member has the resources needed to enable them to participate in our club, we cannot sustain this growth simply by collecting bi-annual dues or hosting local fundraisers. We are asking for your support to help our team grow and succeed for years to come! Thank you so much for your consideration to help the UMass Amherst Sailing Team.