The Yale Corinthian Yacht Club, established in 1881, is the oldest
collegiate sailing club in the world. Located on a beautiful rocky cove in
Branford, CT., the club is a state of the art sailing facility and home to the
Yale Varsity Sailing Team. The fleet consists of twenty-four 420 racing dinghies,
augmented by FJs, Lasers, windsurfers and three safety launches. Our
sailing area is located on open water and boasts what may be the finest wind and waves
in all of college sailing. When the Westerly blows in the fall and spring,
waves regularly build to 6 feet and the team practices surfing their boats
down the breaking rollers.
The Yale Sailing Team has produced scores of All-Americans, World Champions and Olympic Medalists in its long history. In fact, Yale sailors JJ Isler and Jonathan Mckee both won medals in the Sydney Olympic Games. The team is supported by an active alumni organization and full-time racing coaches, Zack Leonard and Bill Healy. In addition, the Yacht Club has recently undergone a renovation that replaced the aging club with a brand new club house. Click here to contact us for more information.