About WWU Sailing
The Western Washington University Sailing Team is an active group of undergraduate students sharing a common passion for sailing. The team practices three days a week at Lakewood, Western's waterfront facility on Lake Whatcom. Under the guidance of Jeff Davis, Western's Sailing Team has maintained a reputation of producing some of the finest sailors in the Northwest Intercollegiate Sailing Association. Western's Sailing Team not only focuses on advanced sailing but welcomes sailors of any ability.
Funding for the Western Sailing Team comes exclusively from a small budget set up by Western's Office of Campus Recreation and the Sport Club Council. The money in this account is used for things such as travel to regattas, entry fees, and national and district dues. The team also maintains a separate boat buying account through The Western Foundation. The money in this account is from team dues, fundraising and donations. The funds in our foundation account are used for buying new equipment and boats for the team. The goal of the team is to buy a new boat every two years. In 2002, we bought a new FJ and thanks to hard work and generous donations, the team raised enough money to buy two new FJs when the district hosted the ICSA North American Championships at Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge in 2004.