Set sail from campus at your own speed.
Explore Sarasota and the surrounding bay area by boat, canoe, kayak or sailboard. Soak up the sun and laze around or join us for a BBQ on a nearby island. Or maybe you want to get a little more competitive and join the New College Sailing Team. Participate at your level. We teach students how to repair and maintain boats, and we offer free sailing lessons for students all year long.
The New College Sailing Club is located on our historic Caples Campus behind the Mildred Sainer Arts Pavilion at 5313 Bay Shore Road. Our waterfront is just south of The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art with a beautiful view of Ca' d’Zan, the Venetian Gothic mansion of circus magnate John Ringling. Our coordinates are 27*22.80N, 082*33.89W.
The New College Sailing Team
The New College Sailing Team is part of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America (ICSA), SAISA division (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association). They hosted a regatta for the first time in 2012 at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron and more recently on the Caples Campus bayfront with teams competing from Jacksonville University, Rollins College, Embry-Riddle, University of Florida, Florida State University, Eckerd College and University of South Florida. The team also competed at the 2011 SAISA Fall Coed Conference Championships in Charleston, S.C.
The official dress code is blue cut-off jeans and a blue bandana, and novice-to-expert sailors are welcome. For more information, contact Head Sailing Coach Hillary Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org, Team Captain Michael Long at email@example.com or Waterfront Manager Dave Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept private donations of boats and other vehicles for use in our fleet and to be sold to support our waterfront program. We also accept donations of kayaks, canoes and small boats for use by our club. To donate larger sailboats, motorboats, trailers, ATVs and cars to be sold for fundraising purposes, contact The Car Program at 1-800-513-6560. If you would like to donate a smaller boat or have any questions, please contact Waterfront Director Dave Pedersen at email@example.com or 941-487-4219.
The Sunflower (A Morgan 25'), 1- 21' San Juan, 2- 18' Hobie Cats, 1- 17' Hobie Sport Racer, 2- 17' Day Sailors, 1- 16' Precision, 1- 14' Capri, 1- 14' Javelin, 8- 420s, 5- Lasers, 4- Sunfish, 1- Zuma, 2 canoes, and tandem and single kayaks.