South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association

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The South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA) is a conference in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association and was founded April 25, 1964.[1] SAISA encompasses a geographic area that includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and northern Alabama. There are 27 active members, which include both public and private universities. The conference is separated into two districts: the South Division which contains Florida schools and Emory, and the North Division which comprises the rest of the schools.[2] Several schools feature nationally ranked varsity sailing teams, such as the College of Charleston and Eckerd College, while others only regularly compete at conference level regattas. [3]


The conference participates in both fall and spring college sailing season. There are coed, single handed, women's, match racing and team racing regattas nearly each weekend. [2]

Coed Dinghy Events[edit]

Dinghy regattas sailed on FJs and 420s are the main events and focus of the conference. The regular season of each semester begins with a conference wide regatta called the SAISA Open. Then, each division has Points events, of which there are four or five North Points and five or six South Points. These events determine the points a team will receive to qualify for the championship. After regular season events, 12 teams will qualify for the SAISA Co-Ed Conference Championships. The host of the championship rotates between divisions each season. A certain number of berths are then given to the conference for participation in the subsequent Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship and the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships [2]

Other Events[edit]

Each semester there are also several independently organized regattas, Men's Single handed Championship, Women's Single handed Championship, Women's Dinghy regattas and Championship, Team Race Championship, and Match Race Championship. SAISA also participates in Intersectional regattas against other conferences each year. [2]


The organization has three classifications for a member team: Associate, Provisional, and Regular. Those schools are also classified by their schools as either a Club or Varsity team. [2]

Effective September 2014 members included: [4]

Name Institution Membership Level[4] College Recognition[5] Waters[5] Facility[5] Division[4]
Auburn Sailing Auburn University Regular Club Sport Lake Martin Bay Pines Marina North
Citadel Sailing Team The Citadel Regular Club Sport Ashley River Ashley River North
Clemson University Sailing Club Clemson University Regular Club Sport Lake Hartwell Clemson Sailing Center North
College of Charleston Sailing Team College of Charleston Regular Varsity Sport Charleston Harbor J Stewart Walker Sailing Complex North
Davidson College Sailing Team Davidson College Regular Club Sport Lake Norman Lakefront North
Duke University Sailing Club Duke University Regular Club Sport Falls Lake Rollingview Marina North
Eckerd College Sailing Team Eckerd College Regular Varsity Sport Boca Ciega Bay Doyle Sailing Center South
Embry Riddle Sailing Team Embry-Riddle University Regular Club Sport Halifax River Halifax Sailing Association South
Emory University Sailing Club Emory University Regular Club Sport Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club South
Atlantic Sailing Club Florida Atlantic University Regular Club Sport ICW Gulf Stream Sailing Club South
FGCU Sailing Club Florida Gulf Coast University Regular Club Sport North Lake, Caloosahatchee River Edison Sailing Center South
FIT Sailing Team Florida Institute of Technology Regular Club Sport Indian River Lagoon Ralph Evinrude Marine Operations Center South
University of Florida Sailing Club University of Florida Regular Club Sport Lake Wauburg Lodge South
Florida State University Sailing Club Florida State University Provisional Club Sport Lake Bradford Seminole Reservation South
Georgia Saildawgs University of Georgia Regular Club Sport Lake Chapman Sandy Creek Park North
Georgia Tech Sailing Club Georgia Tech Regular Club Sport Lake Lanier Lake Lanier Sailing Club North
Jacksonville University Sailing Team Jacksonville University Regular Varsity Sport St. John's River Waterfront Center South
Sailing Hurricanes University of Miami Regular Club Sport Biscayne Bay Coconut Grove Sailing Club South
New College of Florida Waterfront New College Regular Club Sport Sarasota Bay New College of Florida Waterfront, Caples Hall South
NC State Sailing Team North Carolina State University Regular Club Sport Lake Wheeler Lake Wheeler Park North
Tars Rollins College Regular Varsity Sport Lake Virginia Alfond Boathouse South
UNC Sailing Club University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Regular Club Sport Lake Jordan Crosswinds Marina North
UNC Wilmington Sailing Team University of North Carolina at Wilmington Regular Club Sport Banks Channel Carolina Yacht Club North
USF Sailing Team University of South Florida Regular Varsity Sport Tampa Bay Boathouse South
Sailing Club at UT University of Tennessee Regular Club Sport Fort Loudon Lake Concord Yacht Club North
UTC Sailing University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Associate Club Sport Lake Chickamauga Privateer Yacht Club North
Commodores Vanderbilt University Regular Club Sport Old Hickory Lake Harbor Island Yacht Club North

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

SAISA Sailing

SAISA Facebook Page

College Sailing


US Sailing


  1. ^ "SAISA Facebook". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "BYLAWS OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC INTERCOLLEGIATIATE SAILING ASSOCIATION", SAISA Sailing, 18 February 2009. Retrieved on 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ "South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association official website". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "SAISA Member Schools". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Sailing Association Teams". Retrieved 4 October 2014.