A beautiful three story boathouse, the coolest boats in college sailing, the largest and most diverse schedule of regattas, and the most storied program in the country is Tufts University Sailing.
Thank you for your interest in Tufts University and Tufts Sailing. As one of the most selective universities in the country, Tufts has excellent academic programs with internationally renowned professors. Additionally, the Tufts Sailing team competes on an international level and our goal is to be number one!
At Tufts, we have a fleet of 24 Larks and 6 FJs. Larks are thirteen and one-half foot dinghies with powerful sails and deep narrow centerboards that give them superior upwind performance. With broad mainsails and light, dynamic hulls, Larks fly on reaches and going downwind.
Sailing is a two-season sport at Tufts with over 70 fall regattas and more than 40 spring regattas. We enter up to eight regattas per weekend in a large variety of classes and competition formats from dinghies to big boats, and fleet racing, team racing, and match racing. Each host school supplies the boats and with our location only five miles from Boston, we are in the heart of the nation’s busiest sailing conference, NEISA.
Tufts’ greatest strength is the large number of talented and dedicated sailors who fill all of our boats at practice most afternoons each week. We emphasize experimenting, improving, and having fun! Occasionally, we mix in practices at other locations such as the Charles River, Boston Harbor and elsewhere.
Feel free to check out our other pages and the links below!
Our YouTube Channel, which features practice and regatta footage courtesy of our Coach Emmet Smith.
Rolfe Glover’s video of practice fun: Jumbos Fall 2012
Our Facebook site: http://facebook.com/tuftssailing
You can view more photos on NEISA’s Facebook page.