Who We Are
The sailing team is a co-ed club sport at Notre Dame that competes with colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and the United States. Founded in 1947, the team draws members from all parts of the country and continues to uphold a tradition of sailing excellence year after year. The team is continually a competitive member of the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA) and regattas take us from California to New York, Florida to Michigan, and everywhere in between.
Nestled on the northwest edge of campus, St. Joseph’s Lake serves as the primary sailing facility for the team. Conveniently located, the lake plays host to as many as 8 boats at a time and is the perfect size for daily practices. Quick shifts and strong puffs provide a challenging sailing atmosphere that keeps us on our toes.
The sailing team also practices out of Eagle Lake, a larger lake just a 25 minute drive from campus. With consistently stronger wind and more space, Eagle Lake gives sailors the opportunity to refine boat speed as well as practice boat handling.
The Notre Dame Sailing Team owns a fleet of nine 420s and four FJs.
The team is entirely run by students elected to the executive board by team members. If you have any questions, please contact our commodore Katie Schneeberger or one of the executive board members. Their contact information is available on the Team page.