Sail Team

The UW NROTC Sailing Program provides Midshipman with valuable leadership and seamanship training that they will take with them to the fleet. Each Navy Midshipman at the UW is required to obtain a sailing qualification before they commission, having demonstrated an understanding of such diverse topics as engineering, navigation, line handling and helming the boat. In addition to qualifications, many Midshipmen choose to participate in other events such as local races, sailing trips, Opening Day ceremonies and others. The boats are sailed under the guidance of highly experienced local sailing coaches, many of whom are retired Naval Officers and share invaluable leadership experience with the Midshipmen while teaching them how to be competent and professional sailors.