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New College Waterfront Recreation Program and Sailing Team

Find your niche here at the Waterfront!

Waterfront Recreation
Check out Sarasota Bay and the surrounding area by kayak, sailboard, or boat!

Soak up the sun or just chill out at an afternoon BBQ down at the Waterfront. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sailor, we have programs and lessons throughout the year to meet your needs. We also teach students how to repair and maintain boats.

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 Program 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.

Our Recreational Fleet
1-Piper, 1-Compac, 1- 21' San Juan, 1- 18' Signature Hobie Cat, 1- 17' Day Sailor, 1- 16' Precision, 1- 14' Capri, 1- 14' O’Day, 2- Recreation 420s, 5- Lasers, 5- Sunfish, a few windsurfing boards and paddleboards, and tandem and single kayaks.

We also have larger sailboats moored off our beach that would be perfect for a day sail around the bay!

We offer “Learn to Sail” classes as well as kayaking tours, Big Boat Day Sailing Adventures, and windsurfing lessons! To schedule your class or get any information regarding our Waterfront Recreation Program, please contact Waterfront Director, Dave Pedersen at dpedersen@ncf.edu or call 941-487-4219.

Boat/Vehicle Donations
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 Waterfront Manager Dave Pedersen at dpedersen@ncf.edu, Head Sailing Coach and Assistant Manager Hillary Noble at hnoble@ncf.edu, or Recreation Director Colin Jordan at cjordan@ncf.edu. Or you can call the Waterfront Program at 941-487-4219.

The New College Sailing Team
Do you enjoy competition and have a need for speed? Then join the New College Sailing Team! In addition to away regattas and local and regional schools, we also host two events each year here at the Waterfront where all are welcome to watch your team race against competitors from neighboring colleges like Eckerd, USF, Embry Riddle, Jacksonville University, University of Florida, Florida State, and University of Miami! No previous experience necessary - we will get you out on the water and sailing with just a few practices!

Be a part of something different. Learn something unique. Join the NCF 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).

*For more information, visit ncfsailing.com or contact Head Sailing Coach Hillary Noble.

Office of Student Affairs
New College of Florida
HCL 1
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-4250
Fax: (941) 487-4517
studentaffairs@ncf.edu