Queen's Sailing

We are a competitive and recreational sailing club at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

We sail double-handed in 420 and Flying Junior fleets, 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 for more casual sailing.

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. We are constantly improving, and Queen's is leading the way as a model for collegiate sailing in Canada.

The Varsity Sailing Club

Big wins in 2013 for Queen's!

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 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 2013. You'll need excellent grades and some moxie because Queen's is a great school.

Queen's Sailing 2014-15 Tryouts

What:
Race Team tryouts.
When:
August 28-29 2014 at 2 PM.
Where:
Kingston Yacht Club.
Bring:
Come ready to race, including lifejacket and water bottle.

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Our Focus for 2014 through 2015 and Beyond

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

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

  2. Continue to develop our keelboat team.

  3. FOUR-peat as Canadian National Team Racing Champions, and repeat as the Canadian National Fleet Racing Championship.

  4. Raise our MAISA rankings.

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

  6. Increase the Club’s involvement in skiff sailing.

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

  8. Rejuvenate our sails.

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

  10. Continue to elevate collegiate sailing in Canada.

Our 2014-2015 Executive

President
Alex Smyth
Vice Presidents
Claire Boileau (Regatta)
Nicole Czegledy (Ops)
Aaron Babier (Rec Sail)
Fleet Captain
Nick Schwenger
Keelboat Fleet Captain
Clifton Kartner
Fundraising
Isabelle Mira
Social Coordinators
Andrew LerRiche and Connor MacKenzie
Public Relations
Jonah Burke-Kleinman and Oliver Neal
Past President
Mac Morrin