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, varsity-level commitment, schedule, and training regime. We do not like to be defined by the “club team” label because we feel that a “varsity mindset” is the 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 9th and our coed team 19th on the Sailing World College Rankings as of Fall 2018. 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.

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.

Following is a generic schedule for any given in-season week of a Penn Sailor; the expectation is to attend 3 practices and both workouts every week:

  • Off
  • 8-9am Workouts
  • 3-7pm Practice
  • 3-7pm Practice
  • 7:30-8:30pm Meeting and Film Review
  • 8-9am Workouts
  • 3-7pm Practice
  • 12-3pm Practice
  • Travel to Regattas
Saturday & Sunday
  • Racing

Please contact Isaac Clark at for more information or questions.