Team Prospect Info & FAQ

Why should I choose Queen’s?

Queen’s is an amazing University. It is also home to Canada’s best and most consistent sailing team. Many sailors from across the country choose Queen’s for the high calibre of racing, strong sailing history in Kingston, and the Kingston Yacht Club’s close proximity to campus. We have a large fleet of twenty (20) Club 420s and a large varsity team of over 50 members. We also provide coaching for the Queen’s Rec Sail Club, for sailors and non-sailors alike to get out on the water for fun on weekends.

What types of boats will I sail?

We practice in double-handed Club 420 dinghies and single-handed in Laser and Laser Radial classes.

Can I bring my boat?

YES! We have a deal with the Kingston Yacht Club, and the process is easy.

When is the sailing season in Kingston, and for how long?

The team trains from the beginning of September through until the end of October, weather permitting. As long as the lake isn’t ice, we’re sailing!

When does the team practice?

Dinghy practice times: Tuesday-Friday, 7-10am Monday-Thursday, 3-6pm

How many practices/week do I need to attend?

You must attend a minimum of two (2) practices per week. Athletes looking to be selected for qualifying and championship regattas must consistently attend a minimum of four (4) practices per week.

How competitive is the team?

We are a highly competitive varsity team, and the best collegiate sailing team in Canada. We dominate the Canadian Collegiate Sailing scene (CICSA), and compete quite competitively in the US (MAISA and ICSA). Sailors on the team vary in level of commitment, with a minimum practice attendance of two (2) practices/week.

That being said, we are introducing a “practice squad” in the 2018 season. We are increasing our team size to allow for more boats on the water at each practice, so come try out!

We’re recruiting for 2018!

If you’re interested in trying out for the team, please email Adrienne Gaudreault and Zac Baum, club co-presidents, at with your intention of trying out in the fall.