Queen’s Sailing

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We are a varsity club at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

We sail double-handed in Club 420 sailboats, and also individually in Lasers. We have an active keelboat team that competes internationally, a bunch of skiff-sailing racers, and a rockin' Recreational Sailing Club.

Our home court is the Kingston Yacht Club. We sail in windy Kingston Harbour. KYC is so close to Queen’s main campus you can walk to practice.

We have a full-time coach, and we have awesome support from our Yacht Club and Alumni. Queen's is leading the way as a model for collegiate sailing in Canada.

2017 Season Summary

Our keelboat team won the World Championship in Larochelle, France last season!
Our keelboat team won the World Championship in Larochelle, France in 2016.

The Queen’s Sailing team has finished yet another successful season in 2017. The team started the season by welcoming 24 new athletes to our large team comprising a total of 48 athletes. With new athletes and a new coach, James Rountree, our focus was re-building the team for the future after many senior athletes graduated last year.

Our team holds practices Monday - Thursday from 3-6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday from 7-10 am, in addition to mandatory strength and conditioning sessions. We compete in 2 conferences: in Canada, the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association (CICSA), and in North America (ICSA), the Mid Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA).

Some notable achievements of our season include: Team Racing National Champions (7th year in a row), 3rd Overall at the Keelboat National Championships and therefore once again qualified for the Student Yachting World Cup (3nd year in a row) and 2nd Overall at the Fleet Racing National Championship.

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Latest News - Most Recent National Titles!

Queen's Sailing is the 2017 Team Racing Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2017 CICSA Overall Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2016 SYWOC World Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2016 Canadian Team Racing National Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2016 Canadian Keelboat National Champion!


Queen's Sailing is the 2015 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2015 Canadian Team Racing National Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2015 Canadian Keelboat National Champion!


Queen's Sailing is the 2014 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2014 Canadian Team Racing National Champion!


Queen's Sailing is the 2013 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2013 Canadian Team Racing National Champion!


Queen's Sailing is the 2012 Canadian Team Racing National Champion!


Queen's Sailing is the 2011 Canadian Fleet Racing National Champion!

Queen's Sailing is the 2011 Canadian Team Racing National Champion!

The Varsity Sailing Club

We race as part of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) in the Middle Atlantic district (MAISA) against major sailing schools like Georgetown and the US Naval Academy.

We also race against Canadian Universities as part of CICSA.

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The Rec Sailing Club

The Rec Sailing Club provides casual sailing and lessons taught by our varsity athletes who are CYA-certified instructors.

No experience is necessary! All Queen's students are welcome. Join us, and sail as your time permits. It's fun!

We offer five 3-hour sessions a week, held Friday to Sunday. Generally, sessions run Friday from 1:30-4:30, and Saturday and Sunday from 11-2 and 2-5, every weekend from the beginning of September to the end of October.

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Come Sail With Us!

Are you considering Queen's for sailing?

Then here's the plan: Get yourself admitted at Queen's University for Fall 2014. You'll need excellent grades and some moxie because Queen's is a great school.

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Our Focus for the Future

Queen’s Sailing is always improving. Here are some of our medium-term improvement plans:

  • Raise our MAISA rankings. This year’s goal: Top-15.

  • Every year, win the….

    • Canadian National Team Racing Championships,
    • Canadian National Fleet Racing Championships,
    • and the Canadian National Keelboat Championships.

  • Increase our participation in women’s regattas and create a women’s single-handed team.

  • Continue to develop our keelboat team.

  • Increase the capacity of our Recreational Sailing Club because of very high demand for casual sailing.

  • Increase the Club’s involvement in skiff sailing.

  • Get our members more involved in the Kingston Yacht Club.

  • Host, and podium, at an intersectional championship hosted at KYC.

  • Continue to elevate collegiate sailing in Canada.

Our 2017-2018 Executive

Presidents
Zachary Baum and Adrienne Gaudreault
Vice Presidents
Natalie Tanczak (Rec Sail)
Reid Goldman (Ops)
Christina Black (Regatta)
Fleet Captain
Scott Gittens
Keelboat Fleet Captain
Rachel Harris
Fundraising
Liam Bruce
Social Coordinators
James Juhasz, Alek Magi
Public Relations
Miles Lambert, Siobhan MacDonald
Fitness
Nick Schute
Past Presidents
Christina Black and Zac Baum