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Who We Are

The Cal Poly Sailing team is a competitive Club Sport team at Cal Poly. The team competes in regattas sanctioned by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America, specifically the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference. We race against schools from up and down the West Coast, and practice at Morro Bay Yacht Club.

Our Story

The sailing team is one of the oldest club sports teams at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Founded in the 1960's, the team has always been a student run organization. As a club team, we primarily exist through fundraising and committed members. Morro Bay Yacht Club has been extremely supportive throughout our existence. They provide facilities for practice, regattas, and storage as well as logistical advice. Within the last year, we've partnered with Morro Bay Yacht Club to make an unprecedented upgrade to our fleet including 10 new FJ's and new sails! Then in April, we placed 3rd and 4th in Pacific Coast Conference Championships for coed and team racing in Oahu, Hawaii. For the first time in the team's 50 year history, we qualified for and competed in the College Sailing National Championships in Norfolk, Virginia!

Looking forward, we're looking into coaching, competing in more out of area events, getting into match racing, and of course, making it back to nationals.

Meet the Officers

The team is entirely student run in collaboration with the Cal Poly Club Sports Office. Scroll through to meet our 2018-2019 leadership board!

Alyson Crowley

Captain

Alyson is a third year student from El Cerrito, California. She has been sailing since before she could walk, or 14 years.

Liam Hood

Equipment Manager

Liam is a third year student from Bellingham, Washington. He has been sailing since before he could talk, or 15 years.

Maddie Roman

Public Relations

Maddie is a third year student from San Jose, California. She has been competitively sailing for 6 years.

Hunter Helfgott

President

Hunter is a third year student from Merced, California. He has been sailing since his freshman year of college.

Mitchell Carroll

Safety Officer

Mitchell is a second year student from Whidbey Island, Washington. He has been competitively sailing for as long as he can remember, or 11 years.

Jack Kelly

Treasurer

Jack is a second year student from Vashon Island, Washington. He has been competitively sailing for 12 years.

Sean Leddy

Outreach

Sean is a second year student from Long Beach, California. He has been competitively sailing for 12 years.

Millan Chaudhary

Practice Coordinator

Millan is a second year student from Los Gatos, California. He has been competitively sailing for 3 years.

Josselyn Verutti

Fundraising Coordinator

Josselyn is a second year student from Santa Cruz, California. She has been sailing the day she was born, or about 18 years.

Grace Vandervort

Secretary

Grace is a second year student from Newport Beach, California. She has been competitively sailing for 13 years.

Interested?

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