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Sailing Team FJ Fleet

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
96 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 02, at 12:59 AM EDT
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Sailing Team FJ Fleet


We have reached our goal of $15,000!! We have had tremendous success with our fundraising campaign thus far, and we appreciate each and every one of you for helping us get here! With the remaining time left in our campaign, we are stretching our goal to $25,000 so that we can purchase another FJ and expand our fleet further. We want to say thank you for everyone who has contributed, but we still need your support to reach our goal!!

Who Are We?

The Northwestern University Sailing Team is a student-run club team that strives to make the college sailing experience accessible to a greater number of Northwestern students. The team consists of roughly 75 athletes drawn from every experience level, from total beginner to accomplished sailor. The team aims to be both an educational experience for the new sailors and a platform allowing skilled sailors to sail at a competitive level. The team competes at the collegiate level against other schools in the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA). We hold practice in fall and spring during weekdays, while we travel around the Midwest and across the nation to regattas during weekends. We are trained by a highly qualified coach and led by students in executive positions on the team.

Project Overview:

As a team, we hold practice four days each week in the fall and spring quarters. 420s (double-handed planning dinghies) are used at the overwhelming majority of practices, and many team members do not have experience on different boat models. However, every year we send sailors to several regattas that use FJs, a different style of sailboat. Our current fleet of FJs consists of three boats, all of which are old and in poor condition. As a result, regattas using FJs are inaccessible to much of the team due to our shortage of the boats during practice. This makes part of the sailing experience inaccessible to many of our team members, and our performance at those regattas is also compromised. With your support, we seek to raise the money to purchase new FJ boats for our team. This would allow newer sailors to familiarize themselves with more than one model of sailboat, and would also provide better equipment for our team members preparing to compete in FJ regattas.

Our Goal:

Our goal for this project is to raise $15,000. Currently we are searching for a used fleet that we would be able to purchase and transport to Evanston. With the funds raised, we will be able to buy 4-6 FJs, in new or lightly used condition.


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Hiking Straps

Your $20 donation will help keep our sailors in the boat on windy days! These straps are crucial for our athletes to hike harder!



Every tiller leads to fine-tuned precision sailing! With your $50 donation, we can sail even closer to our goal.



Help us get pointed in the right direction with a $100 donation towards a rudder!


Jib Sail

Help us get to the front of the race by buying a jib sail for the front of our boats!


Main Sail

Help our boats get under sail! Your $500 donation will go to purchasing a Main sail for one of our FJs.



Help us get our sails up! Your $1000 donation will go towards a mast for one of our FJs!


Boat Hull, Naming Rights

Donate $5000 to help us purchase a hull for an FJ, and receive naming rights for one of the FJs!

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