The Sailing Hurricanes promote the great sport of sailing. The Sailing Canes are one of the oldest organizations on campus. In 2004 the club formed the first competitive team at the “U”. Collegiate sailing is not an NCAA sport; rather, it has its own organization, the ICSA (Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association). Our team joined the South Atlantic District in 2004 and and competes against universities such as Duke, Embry-Riddle, Vanderbilt, and the University of Florida. With the ideal sailing conditions in Miami and Biscayne Bay, UM is the perfect place for a collegiate sailing team. The team currently practices at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) in 8 Flying Juniors (FJ’s) owned by CGSC. The majority of collegiate regattas are held in two-person Club 420s and Flying Juniors, or one-person Lasers. All of these boats, including sails, rigging, and hardware, are expensive. At the moment we coach ourselves and get additional help from volunteer coaches. The club is open to both experienced and inexperienced sailors and instruction is provided for anyone who wishes to learn.
The Competitive Team practices weekday afternoons at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club and travels to regattas on weekends.
Club Web-site: http://www.sailingcanes.org
Co-Ed and Women’s Teams
Dues: $100 per year
Practice times and dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:30pm at Coconut Grove Sailing Club