The racing program at Virginia has grown extensively in the past few years. We compete at all skill levels, from lower-level local regattas to major intersectionals. The majority of our racing is collegiate dinghy racing in Collegiate Flying Juniors and Collegiate 420s. Our team has traveled as far as Bowdoin College, Maine, and Jacksonville, Florida for events. Virginia is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA), one of the seven geographic conferences in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).
We continue to be ranked as an extremely competitive school both in the country and conference, and we are setting our goals even higher in the next year of racing. Most recently, we were ranked 12th in MAISA. Even though we are only a club team, we still manage to remain competitive with many of the varsity teams in our conference and the nation and compete against top schools such as Navy, Old Dominion University, and Georgetown on a regular basis.
We currently practice once to twice a week at the Lake Anna Yacht Club, where we have a fleet of nine FJs and 2 safety boats. Our top racers take weekend trips to practice with other collegiate teams. During the fall of each year, Virginia hosts the Jefferson Cup, a MAISA fleet racing regatta.
Our Lake Anna Facility
UVA sailors competing at an away regatta.