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Virginia Sailing has served the sailing community at UVA since 1969. Today, our three unique programs give our members of all skill levels the opportunity to compete, learn, and meet other sailors.

Our membership is open to students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Virginia with all levels of sailing experience. Learn more below.

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Discover the Virginia Sailing racing program, where our collegiate sailors face the heat of competition.  With a focus on CFJ and C420 dinghy sailing, our racers venture up and down the coast to challenge the best competition college sailing has to offer.

If you have prior dinghy racing experience and are looking for rewarding experience on the water, the Virginia Sailing race team is here to welcome you aboard. 


Embark on your sailing journey with our Recreational program, designed for beginners and those with no racing experience. 


Our program is your gateway to the world of sailing. Join us for weekly Expos where we'll introduce you to the basics in a classroom setting. Then, feel the thrill as you get out on the water during Lake Days, building your skills and confidence under the guidance of experienced coaches. 

our leadership

Luca Bonanno

President and Commodore

Anna Groszkowski

Racing Operations Director

Maddie Oliver

Technical Manager

Ben Bressette

Diversity, Inclusion, and Membership Engagement Manager

Laura Rhodes

Vice Commodore

Claire Miller

Recreational Sailing Director

Jackson Montague

Fleet Manager

Mason Chapman

Treasurer and Financial Manager

Brooke Davi

Social Director

Katie Pan

Development Manager

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