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Holiday Giving 2021

Happy Holidays! Virginia Sailing is in the middle of our Annual Holiday Giving campaign, an annual fundraising push to provide everyone interested in sailing opportunities in a way that values safety and longevity. Below are some of our most critical needs. These items are vital to making sure we can practice and compete, and do so safely: 

  • Short-term goal: ten new team pinnies (a goal of $250)

  • Mid-term goal: purchasing boat covers (a goal of $2,400)

  • Long-term goal: replacing the floating dock (a goal of $50,000)

Please consider helping us achieve these goals by donating below: 


The Sailing Association is a club sports team here at UVA, and we function with a very limited budget. Most of our funding comes through the University’s Student Activities Fund, but the amount given to us is generally insufficient for our needs. The costs of maintaining our fleet, traveling to collegiate regattas, and improving our operations are far greater than the amount we receive from the school. It has been through the generosity of alumni and other contributors that we keep new sailors learning, our racers competing, and our team growing.


The Sailing Association is a non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We route donations through the UVA Fund, a resource for student organizations managed by the Alumni Association, a 501c3. There are several ways you can show your support:


  • To donate online with a credit card, please visit the following link:

  • To donate by mail, please make your check out to “UVA Fund- Sailing Association" and put “Sailing Association” in the memo line. Please mail checks to the following address:

UVA Alumni Hall

PO Box 400314

Charlottesville, VA 22904


  • Donations through the UVA Fund are eligible for company matching! More information about company matching can be found here

If you are interested in sponsoring a regatta, a boat, or a set of sails, please contact Kieran McMahon at Sponsorships help us fund events and equipment, and can benefit your organization or business as well.  If you have any questions, contact our Treasurer Emmah Nolan at

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