University of Pennsylvania Sailing Team
The University of Pennsylvania Sailing Team is a competitive collegiate sailing program working hard to ascend the rankings. While we are a club team we have a full-time coach, part-time weekend coach, varsity-level training schedule, and workout regime, including personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaching. We expect our athletes to perform on the same commitment level as any varsity team, we feel this is the best way for us to excel at the national level. This attitude, along with the hard work of our sailors, captains, and coaches has vaulted Penn Sailing into the national spotlight recently. Most recently, our women’s team was ranked 7th and our coed team 19th on the Sailing World College Rankings as of Spring 2019. Our very own Lenox Butcher earned 6th at the Women’s Singlehanded National Championship in Fall of 2018 and our Match Race team took 2nd at the 2018 Nationals. Our Women’s team earned a hard fought victory at MAISA Women’s Championship Spring 2019, marking Penn’s first ever conference championship in sailing.
We are among the top 10 teams in the mid-Atlantic conference, frequently placing even better in conference championship events. We operate on a varsity level schedule and commitment, while still maintaining opportunities for student leadership. We have a dedicated full-time coach, Isaac Clark, who started in Spring of 2018 to help lead our team to success. We also have a part-time coach, Katja Sertl, who coaches on the weekends.
Following is a our schedule for any given in-season week of a Penn Sailor; the expectation is to attend 3 practices and both workouts every week: