Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University Sailing Teams

Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic University in Fairfield, Connecticut with a prestigious business school, a nursing school, a school of arts and sciences, and an engineering school.

Only an hour train ride from New York City

We have a core curriculum that broadens your education beyond your major.

We have a diverse alumni network that help most graduates get a job right out of school.

Fairfield Stags

Sacred Heart University is a Catholic University located in Fairfield, CT with renowned Business, Nursing, Health and Physical Science schools within the University. Sacred Heart University has a strong sense of community service with many opportunity to give back. Enjoy a diverse alumni network that helps students obtain internships and most graduates get a job right out of school.

We are an hour train ride from NYC, close to Boston

Sailing Teams

Both teams were founded in 2012 and have been steadily growing.

Both are actively competing club teams that race against varsity teams.

We compete in the New England conference, NEISA. Although we are club, both teams actively compete in conference and inter-conference events against D-1 schools

Both teams have consistently had between 12-25 members.

In our Fall season we sail from September to the end of November.

In the Spring, weather permitting, we sail from the beginning of March until early May.

Our Venue

We sail out of Captain’s Cove in Black Rock, CT. We are the southernmost venue in our conference, NEISA.

It is a fifteen minute drive from both campuses.

We sail on Long Island Sound which provides a great range of wind and wave conditions.

There are many local yacht clubs in the area that offer opportunities for our sailors to expand their sailing experience (Black Rock, Cedar Point, Fayerweather, and Pequot)

Our Fleet

Collectively we have 14 FJ’s as well as three Lasers, a Yngling, and a Hobie 16.

We have a wide range of powerboats for safety, race management and of course spectator boats.including Several R.I.Bs and a 32’ Grand Banks used as a rotation platform for racing.


The two schools practice together every week, Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30. We carpool from campus together and to dinner afterwards

Unique benefit of our program is the ability to practice with two individual teams which adds more boats into practices, as well as adds diversity of skills and team bonding

At the beginning of the week we do drills that help us improve upon the previous weekend’s performance and work through the week to prepare for the next regatta by practice races and racing drills.

A typical practice has anywhere from 4-12 boats .

Fridays we have team BBQs on the dock after practice.


When: Each school hosts several regattas a year, in which both teams assist with running the races. Our teams race mainly on the weekends, but during the week we have opportunities to sail at near by NEISA schools

Who we race: We race at most of the New England schools and even Canadian and MAISA schools. School’s including Boston College, CGA, Fordham, Harvard, Mass Maritime, Middlebury, SUNY Maritime, Salve, Stony Brook, Tufts, Uconn,URI, and Wesleyan.

What we race: We race all college dinghies; FJ, 420, Lark, etc., as well as keelboats including J70’s and J105’s. We race coed and women’s events as well.

Intercollegiate OffShore Regatta 2016

Contact Us:

Program Director: David White dhwhiterealestate@gmail.com

Sacred Heart University: David Tampellini tampellinid@mail.sacredheart.edu

Fairfield University: Lillian Vincens lillian.vincens@student.fairfield.edu

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