Intercollegiate Sailing Race Team





The NC State University sailing team is a Cross-Regional (D1) intercollegiate sailing team competing in the ICSA's South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA) conference and participates in regattas during the Fall and Spring seasons. Fielding a coed and women's team, as well as an offshore sailing team, our student-athletes maintain a rigorous practice and training schedule, both on the water and off, in addition to a demanding academic workload. Competition is fierce, but participating in intercollegiate racing offers an exciting and rewarding path to becoming a world-class sailor. We compete using Flying Juniors (FJs) and 420s, both highly maneuverable and responsive dinghies. In offshore, we compete in keelboats ranging from Navy 44s to J/105s to J/70s and more. The Race Team travels to regattas from Miami to Virginia to Boston on a regular basis. Our home lake and practice facility is Lake Crabtree at Lake Crabtree County Park in Raleigh, NC. We also train extensively and host regatta events in our coastal home, Oriental, North Carolina. 

Our Conference

As a part of SAISA, we compete on a regular basis against some of the most storied programs in College Sailing including the College of Charleston, perennial sailing powerhouses such as the Jacksonville University, the University of South Florida, Eckerd College, and even in-state rivals UNC-Wilmington, the University of North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Duke. For the past 10 years, NC State's sailing team has succeeded in reaching regional championships, ending the spring 2024 season as the top-ranked team in North Carolina for the 12th year running. NC State won the 2022 SAISA Conference Championship for the first time in program history, then returned as back-to-back SAISA Conference Champs in 2023. The SailPack Women's Team, first started in the fall of 2013, earned an at-large bid to ICSA College Sailing Women's National Championships in 2022 for the first time ever. NC State Sailing has won the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA) Conference Championship in 2021-22, and 2022-23, as well as qualified for ICSA College Sailing Nationals in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 for Open (coed) competition, and 2022, 2023, and 2024 for Women's competition. The coed team reached the finals at ICSA College Sailing Nationals in 2021 and the women's team reached the finals at ICSA College Sailing Nationals in 2024.  

About College Sailing

Sanctioned by the ICSA and US Sailing, "college sailing began on an informal, club basis in the 1890's, and organized racing started in 1928. It has grown to include more than 250 active colleges, and racing now occurs on every weekend during fall and spring seasons and on many weekends during the winter. It is a truly coeducational sport, and it has proved itself the best incubator for the development of racing skills. Former college sailors have always numbered significantly among Olympic medalists and America's Cup competitors." For more information on College Sailing, visit US Sailing's "About College Sailing" page


NC State is a proud member of US Sailing


If you're interested in becoming a part of the Race Team, contact us


Past Years' Schedules:
Fall 2013          Spring 2014          Fall 2014          Spring 2015       Fall 2015       

Spring 2016         Fall 2016        Spring 2017        Fall 2017        Spring 2018        Fall 2018

Spring 2019                   Fall 2019                    Spring 2020                    ̶F̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶                   

Spring 2021               Fall 2021              Spring 2022            Fall 2022          Spring 2023

Fall 2023               Spring 2024

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