Our TOP 10 Reasons for Prospective Students and Sailors!
10. If you work hard
at practice, you sail more events. Period.
NEISA is the smallest
district geographically with the greatest number of teams. As a result,
there are regattas for every level of sailor every weekend.
9. We sail in the
most competitive district in the country.
The URI Sailing
Team competes in New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA),
the most competitive district in the country, against teams including
Harvard, Tufts, Dartmouth, Brown, and Coast Guard.
8. We are more than
just Rhode Island; 55% of our students are from out-of-state.
URI's 11,200 undergraduate
and 3,200 graduate students come from all over the country. 38% of the
student body is from out of state. This mix of students adds to the
rich diversity of the University and illustrates just how desirable
it is to live and go to school in Kingston, RI.
7. The word is getting
around: URI is on the rise.
Applications from out-of-state students
are now more than twice that of in-state applications, and combined
SAT scores of all enrolled students continue to rise, now well above
1100. With hundreds of majors to select from, you are assured great educational opportunity.
6. Short travel time
URI is centrally
located to all other New England teams (NEISA) so travel time is limited.
Most of our events are located within a two-hour drive.
5. Access to Newport,
providing unparalleled sailing and marine job opportunities.
capital of the east coast, is only 15 minutes away. It offers the best
competitive sailing in the off season, whether it be the Thursday night
J/24 series, the Sunday Laser Frostbite series or Grand Prix Racers,
you'll never sail against so many champions at one time.
It's the best!
4. Great facility,
fun boats, and spectacular sailing conditions.
With our state-of-the
art sailing center, fleet of 18 FJs, and superb sailing conditions, our sailors love our venue.
3. Our sailing venue,
Salt Pond, offers some of the finest sailing conditions in college sailing!
A salt water estuary,
Salt Pond is a spectacular setting for sailing year-round. Connecting
to Point Judith and on to Block Island Sound, the conditions and the
scenery are forever changing. This site allows the team the versatility
of practicing on the "pond" or in the ocean, giving URI some
of the most spectacular and variable sailing conditions that can be
found in college sailing.
2. A 70 year history
Year after year
we supply All-Americans, Kennedy Cup winners, members of America's Cup
teams, and US Olympic sailors [see our list of Notable Alumni ]. And now, with Scott Norris as our coach, we feel assured of a great many more winning seasons ahead.
1. Nine other great reasons PLUS four years of fun, friends, sailing, and learning.Come Race with us!
Prospective Students! Please send us this RECRUITMENT FORM so we arrange a get-together.