SAISA Open and Women’s Singlehanded Championship

This championship is an upcoming event, September 17-18. It’s being hosted this year by the Embry-Riddle Sailing Club (ERSC) and Team in Daytona Beach at the Halifax Sailing Center. ERSC competes within the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) specifically in the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Assocation (SAISA). It is not common for a Florida team to host this event, so it is both a big honor and a big challenge for ERSC to make it a success.

One challenge the team has taken on is to help sailors compete by offering them boats to charter at a low cost, provided by other Laser sailors or yacht clubs within Florida or within proximity to Daytona Beach. This will help defray some of the financial burden of traveling to this event from out of state, and help attract more students to compete.

If you are able to provide a charter boat for this event, and in the process support our collegiate sailing efforts, please consider doing so. The p.o.c. is Naomi Sterlingsdottir, Team Captain. She can be reached at