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PHOTOS: Drexel Open 2017

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Hi Everyone,

The photos for the Drexel Open are online and available at this link:

You can download these and post to Instagram/social media. If you do, please tag @james.p.lewis as a thank you for taking these photos for us!

Additionally, the website the photos are hosted on allows for ordering of prints, all you have to do is click on the photo and then click “buy photo.”

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Drexel Open and congratulations to OCC for taking 1st place!!

Spring Season 2017

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Hello Sailors, Friends and Family,

It’s almost that time! The spring season kickoff is only a few short days away. To catch you up on our activities, we’ve spent the offseason training together in the gym and socializing at team dinners. We also participated in a high school outreach event at our home club with several other teams from the area. Despite all the fun we’ve had this winter, everyone is itching to get back on the water! Our boats are set to be put in during the first week of the spring quarter. We have a full season ahead of us, including our first women’s regatta since the Princeton Women’s Regatta in 2010. We’ve gained some new team members and are looking forward to having everyone at practice soon. We’re also excited to reconnect with our alumni this spring at our annual Alumni Banquet and Friends and Family Regatta. Be sure to RSVP!

Fair Winds!

Drexel Sailing

The Next Chapter for Drexel Sailing

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With the retirement of our head coach Doug Brown, the team has taken time to reminisce about our previous seasons, and look into the future to envision what we will be. With a summer filled with planning and an extensive search for the right coach, we are ready for a very successful fall season.

We want to give a very warm welcome to our new coach Craig Prinski. He has a wealth of sailing experience to teach to our team and is a very connected sailor in the Philadelphia area. We will add a more extensive profile to the website. As our new coach, he is ready to bring the team to a new level of competitiveness. This coming weekend the team is hosting its annual Alumni Regatta which will be an excellent way for the team to introduce new sailors to old and the new coach to the workings of the team. Following the week we begin our first week of practice at the Corinthian Yacht club.

We have a very exciting season ahead of us with a lot of local regattas, and good competition. With another year of improvement, fun, and new friends ahead of us, we are ready.


Sail Fast,

Drexel Sailing Team


Searching for a New Coach

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Hello everyone!

below is a job description for the Drexel sailing coach. If you are interested, email our president, Barrett Adams at
or if you know anyone that would be interested, please share!

Thank You!


Drexel University’s Club Sailing Team is currently looking for a head coach.  Drexel University is located in the City of Philadelphia.  The Sailing Team sails out of Corinthian Yacht Club which is located on the Delaware River in Essington, Pennsylvania. Currently the team has about 20 members and its own fleet of eight FJ’s.

We seek an experienced sailor who is not only knowledgeable in the fundamentals of racing, but who also has a great passion and enthusiasm for the sport.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the running of 2 or possibly 3 weekly practices, teaching fundamentals of racing, attending 2 regattas per season, attending annual CPR and First Aid training as well as Drexel athletics meetings, ensuring a safe practice environment, and complying with the Drexel Athletic Department requirements.

Requirements for the head coach is that they be a US Sailing Level 1 certified instructor as well as certified in CPR and First Aid. We also ask that they be able to:

  •   Communicate and convey their skills and knowledge effectively.
  •   Teach the fundamentals of sailboat racing effectively.
  •   Develop team members as sailors at all skill levels.
  •   Prepare individuals and the team as a whole for high level competition.
  •   Set goals and expectations for individual team members to strive for and achieve throughout their career on the team.
  •   Set goals and expectations for the entire Drexel sailing program.
  •   Be able to motivate individual team members as well as the whole team.

The Drexel sailing program strives for excellence, and expects the head sailing coach to create a competitive club team in MAISA, while developing and perpetuating a well organized, skilled, and fun sailing team.

The Drexel Sailing Team is a student run club sport, leaving the major decisions to the officers of the team, which includes scheduling of events, regattas, practices, fundraising, and recruiting new sailors. As a coach of the team, we do not require that you be a part of these decisions but would highly value your opinion on many of the matters that arise each year.


We look forward to an exciting and competitive Fall 2016 season. Please email your resume or questions to our President, Barrett Adams at



The Drexel Sailing Team


Coach Doug Brown Retires

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Hello everyone,

We bring the unfortunate news that coach Doug Brown has decided to retire from his position as head coach. It was a tough decision but in the end was the best for him. His work helping and guiding the team will never be forgotten as we move forward into the next seasons. Coach Brown has pledged to help the team if need be, so Drexel sailors may see him again in the future. We are still figuring out how we are going to get the motor boat to run without Coach Brown’s expertise, and will be thinking of him whenever she decides not to run.

Jokes aside, as a team we will sincerely miss our coach and thank him dearly for his teachings.

Godspeed coach, and thank you.


The Drexel Sailing Team


End Of The Season

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Sadly, the spring season has come to a close, but with the end of spring, comes the amazing weather of summer. The spring gave a lot of our younger members a chance to train and compete, improving their skills for the coming fall. Our very own Drexel Open was one of the more memorable regattas, with a light wind day on Saturday to winds sustaining 25 knots on Sunday. Our crash boat worked very hard that Sunday to keep the fleet upright. With Drexel coming out on top of that regatta, it was a success all around. To finish the season, the team had our annual alumni banquet and friends and family regatta. The alumni banquet brought many of our old team members back into the fold for a night of good food and good memories. The friends and family regatta started out cold in the morning but the sun pushed through the clouds for an amazing day of sailing. Overall, the season was a good one for all, with many improvements to the team (website!), and plenty of memories to keep.


The team plans to work on a range of things for the summer. Near the top of the list is an overhaul of our coach boats, including a new paint jobs and naming ceremonies. In the near future the team is going to order embroidered Patagonia’s for warmth and to increase exposure. With lots happening in the off season, we plan to keep in touch with all.

(P.S. We have updated our burgee!)


“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”— Kenneth Grahame

Nick Piasecki


Send the Drexel University Sailing Team to FRANCE!

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We’ve been invited to the LARGEST intercollegiate sailing regatta in the world and, we need your help! Please, donate today!

The 46th EDHEC Sailing Cup will be held in Les Sables d’Olonne, France from April 26, to May 3rd, 2014.  The competition boasts an impressive 180 boat fleet and 3,000+ sailors from 23 nations.  The competition has a strong following with 10,000 spectators, over 500 press reports, and 3 hours of TV and radio reports.  This event is 100% student organized by 50 EDHEC Business School students.  Approximately $2.75 million is pledged by sponsors to support the student’s efforts.

Check out the official regatta video below: