Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of boats do you sail?
We have a fleet of 20 Collegiate 420s, which are used for practices and regattas. We also have 12 Flying Juniors, 4 Lasers and interclub, a 470 and 3 power boats.
How many regattas do you attend?
Each weekend, We enter 3 to 6 regattas
Is sailing a Varsity sport?
Who is your current coach?
Our coach is Zachary Leonard, an All-American at Yale and past US Sailing Team member. Zack coached Brown University to the Fowle Trophy after graduating from Yale, and has coached at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and for the U.S. Olympic Team. He also trained for an Olympic spot in the Tornado classes.
Is Yale Sailing a student run organization?
While we have a full-time coach, students take an active role in the day to day management and organization of YCYC.
What is the practice schedule?
Practices are held Tuesday through Friday. A bus takes the team to practice leaving campus at 2:30. We usually get back on campus between 6 to 6:30. It is expected that sailors who are committed to the team will attend 3 practices a week and strive to make 4.
What about Race Committee?
Due to the high quality of our fleet and sailing area, we often host a number of events each season. These events are handled by the regatta chair and a race committee with the support of other team members and coaches.
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