Northeastern Sailing is composed of around 40 dedicated and motivated student-athletes across all academic years and disciplines. We compete in both Fall and Spring seasons, sending sailors to anywhere from one to seven regattas a weekend, in locations from Maryland to Maine. Though most of our regattas are co-ed events, we have a competitive Women’s team that competes in many women’s only events, as well as the co-ed ones.
Our practices are on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, from September to November, and from late February until the end of April. We practice in MIT's fleet of 420s and Club FJ's, but sometimes we will use Tech Dinghies.
Originally called "Northeastern Yacht Club" at its inception in 1940, the Northeastern Sailing Team is one of the oldest college sailing teams in the country. Because of our unique 78-year partnership with MIT, we have practiced out of the MIT Sailing Pavilion since our team was established, and continue to call the Charles River home.
With the progression of sailing as a collegiate sport, Northeastern became an active member of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA), one of the most competitive conferences in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA). The Boston area is the center of New England College Sailing, hosting many of the top teams in NEISA, such as BU, BC, Harvard, and MIT. Exposure to the top level of competition has helped us become a more competitive team, and our growth has not stopped there!
In Fall 2021 the team returned to the water in full force after Covid restrictions lifted. We had a busy season with multiple regattas every weekend and a full practice schedule using MIT's facilities. Later in the season we were able to resume team workouts and make a complete return back to normal. After successful Fall '21 and Spring '22 seasons, the Women's team qualified for fleet race nationals in New Orleans, marking a first in Northeastern sailing history.