Sailing at ASU

Arizona's best (and only) collegiate sailing team!

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About Us

Sailing at ASU is a sailing club open to people with all levels of experience! We sail FJs on Tempe Town Lake, located just 5 minutes from campus. Our team travels to California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest to compete in regattas against other collegiate sailing teams. We also work with the Arizona Yacht Club. No prior experience is required to join the team: all we ask is that you come ready to learn!


Some basic information of what involvement with Sailing at ASU looks like


We charge dues of $100 a semester to help subsidize the cost of storing and maintaining our boats. Before joining, all members must pass a swim test and capsize test. We also ask that our members are compliant with the SDFC requirements of DoSportsEasy, and attend volunteering and social events with the team to ensure that we keep our funding.


We practice 4 times a week. 3 of these are on the water practices, and are held Thursdays at 4:30pm, and Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm. Our fourth practice is an on-land chalktalk, which is held on Monday evenings on or near campus.


We attend approximately 4 regattas in the fall, and 9 in the spring. Regattas are on weekends, and consist of 1 day of travel (Friday) and 2 days of competitive sailing (Saturday and Sunday). We now camp at regattas to save the club and its members money. At regattas where we do stay in hotels or hostels, we ask that each attending member pays $50 to help cover the cost of housing.

Meet the Board

The executive board works hard to make Sailing at ASU the best it can be!

Sadie Hoberman


Sadie is a junior studying Business Data Analytics, Economics, and Sociology at ASU. She is the PR Director for the PCCSC and is on the Women of AYC Committee. This is her second year as president of Sailing at ASU, and she is excited to continue increasing ASU's involvement in the sailing community

Sean Keannely

Vice President

Sean is a junior studying Business Law and Real Estate. This is his first year as Vice President of Sailing at ASU, after serving as volunteer coordinator for the previous year. He is excited to continue increasing the club's competitiveness and increasing involvement with AYC

Gillian Cate


Gillian is a junior at ASU studying Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as Film and Media Production. Her first experience with sailing was when she joined the club last year and immediately fell in love with it. She hopes that in the coming year she can improve as a sailor as well as help the club be the best it can be

Hayden Shaw


Hayden is a junior studying supply chain management. This is his first year serving as treasurer for the team. Hayden learned how to sail his freshman year and is now a skipper competing in multiple regattas

Matt Grimsley

Volunteer Coordinator

Matt is a sophomore studying professional flight. Outside of sailing he enjoys rock climbing, surfing, and kiteboarding. This is his first year as volunteer coordinator on the team and second year as a member of the team

Tim Crawford

Social Chair

Tim is an Honors Student in his senior year at ASU. He's only been sailing for a semester but has enjoyed learning how to sail and racing competitively with the team. An aspiring lawyer, Crawford looks forward to going to law school in the coming years and takinig his newly found love for sailing with him in the future

Contact Us

Please reach out to us on one of the following platforms to learn more about how you can get involved with Sailing at ASU!