From humble beginnings, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Seahawks have risen to compete at the highest level of college sailing and the River Center now home to one of the premier sailing programs in the country. In 1980 the College established a varsity sailing team and began competing with fellow mid-atlantic teams. Throughout its history the Seahawks have won 16 National Championships, have produced over 150 All-Americans, and have hosted four Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championships.
Notably the Seahawks have also earned an international reputation through post-collegiate sailing and coaching. Six Seahawk sailors and two coaches have participated in the Olympic Games, with one of those sailors earning a silver medal. Additionally two alumnae are Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year!
As a result of a powerful common experience, the St. Mary’s Seahawks have fostered an impressive alumni network that continuously supports the sailing program, and is instrumental in its continued success. Once you are a St. Mary’s Seahawk you are a Seahawk for life, and part of a unique family. Through the common bond of St. Mary’s sailing our alumni are always eager to lend a hand to a fellow Seahawk; from job opportunities to lifelong friends, the list goes on!
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the 10-month position of Assistant Varsity Sailing Coach. Responsibilities include assisting in all aspects of administering and coaching the varsity sailing program including: on-the-water coaching, workout and practice organization, regatta management, recruitment of qualified student-athletes, mentoring team members, conforming to ICSA rules, assisting in fleet and facility maintenance, hosting special events, teaching sailing classes as necessary, fund-raising and promotion of the sailing program. For more information and to apply, please see our job ad HERE