University of Miami Sailing Team - The SailingCanes
About the UM Sailing Canes
We are part of the Sailing Club at the University of Miami . The Sailing Canes are one of the oldest organizations on campus. In 2004, we formed the first competitive team at the "U". Collegiate sailing is not an NCAA sport; rather, it has its own organization, the ICSA (Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association). Our team joined the South Atlantic District in 2004 and and competes against universities such as Duke, Embry-Riddle, Vanderbilt, and the University of Florida. With the ideal sailing conditions in Miami and Biscayne Bay, UM is the perfect place for a Collegiate sailing team.
The team currently practices at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club in eight Flying Juniors (FJ's) owned by CGSC. The majority of collegiate regattas are held in two-person Club 420s and Flying Juniors, or one-person Lasers. All of these boats, including sails, rigging, and hardware, are expensive costs to Students. Currently, we coach ourselves and get additional help from Volunteer Coaches. Of course, this is where you come in. The Club greatly needs donors to help us fund travel, sails, and coaching. The University provides us with very limited funding. Therefore, the UM Sailing Team will be responsible for funding the majority of the expenses.
Today, we are asking you to be a part of the next great athletic team at the University of Miami . Every contribution (large or small, monetary or otherwise) will take us closer to our goal. Of course we welcome any tax deductible donations.
We look forward to the excitement and challenge of becoming the best sailing team in the South Atlantic District of the ICSA.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.
The photo below is of the Septeber 21, 2005 University of Miami Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the CGSC homeport. President Donna Shalala presiding.