Like high school sailing, collegiate sailing offers young sailors a great opportunity to continue their love of the sport while they attend college. In the Midwest, college sailing is administered by the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA) which is the Midwest region of the nation-wide Inter Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA). Click HERE for more information about the MCSA.
Collegiate sailing programs offer a wide variety of ways for sailors to engage in the sport including singlehanded competition on Lasers, double handed racing on C420s or FJs, and large crew racing on offshore keel boats. MCSA and ICSA regattas often offer sailors the opportunity to travel to regattas throughout North America where they can explore new waters and make new friends.
Several former West Michigan Youth Sailing Association sailors have been or are currently active in collegiate sailing. In addition to many teams in neighboring states, the following are links to active college sailing teams in Michigan: