Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Capital City Sailing: Georgetown & GW Universities

On the surface, it might seem like an unusual pairing: One of the oldest and most successful college sailing programs in the country, and another team that has great ambition, but is just getting started. Nevertheless, in joining together for practice on a daily basis, Georgetown and George Washington Universities have both benefitted from a larger combined fleet (32 double-handed boats) and increased competition. On the shores of the Potomac River, these two teams are helping one another reach their goals, all while displaying a model of cooperation, sportsmanship, and generosity that others can emulate.

Georgetown University Photo

As an alumni of GW who watched this partnership form, I really can't overstate how rewarding it is to sail at either of these great schools. Centrally located in the MAISA conference, you are a reasonable drive from most regattas, and you get the added benefit of living in one of the most exciting cities in the country. Want to get as much sailing time as possible, all while watching history unfold? Take a hard look at either GW or Georgetown.

Check out the video above, and get some insights into what it's like to sail in DC!

-Will Ricketson

Melanie Moore (GW '11) Photo


  1. My friends are really big into sailing and they said sailing in Croatia was the best experience ever.