McGill Sailing Club
We are a competitive club representing McGill University made up of roughly 30 sailors from undergraduate programs.

Our fall season runs from September to early November. During this time, we participate in regattas in two different racing circuits in Canada and the USA – CICSA and NEISA. We train in a fleet of 12 420s that we fundraised for and purchased in 2016, using sails that we purchased in 2019. Most of our racing is done in double handed boats, such as 420s and FJs, but we also race in a couple of keelboat and singlehanded events. Each sailor participates in a minimum of two weekend regattas throughout the season.

During the season, we run practices Monday through Thursday. Sailors leave the downtown campus at 2:30 pm or meet at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club at 3:30 and sail until sunset. Each sailor attends at least two practices per week. Outside of the season, we have mandatory workouts two mornings a week.

Our team trains and races on Lac St. Louis, based out of the Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club (RStLYC). We are members of CICSA, the Candian Intercollegiate Sailing Association, which organizes races throughout all of Canada. Additionally, we are members of NEISA, the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association, which facilitates races throughout the Northeastern United States. Being on the team will allow sailors to compete against schools in both Canada and the United States.

Team  dues are usually around $800 annually and cover: a year-long membership to  the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, transportation and accommodation at all  regattas, boat repair, coaching, and other assorted costs. However, we do  recognize that it is not within everyone’s ability to pay full team dues — if  the cost is an issue for you, please let us know and we will work something  out.

For the  last few years, McGill Sailing has been a competitive team, frequently  placing within the top three teams when competing in our Canadian Race  Circuit.