Waterfront Recreation

Find your niche here at the Waterfront!

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

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.

We have a small fleet of boats at your disposal, as well as a few sailboards, kayaks and a canoe. Specifically, we have two Hunter 216 day sailors; an 18′ Hobie cat; a Precision 16; a 14-foot Track cat; a fleet of Catalina 14.2s; an O Day Javelin; a fleet of Collegiate 420 sailboats; a couple of Lasers; and a fleet of Sunfish.

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.

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).