The Wisconsin Sailing Team is entirely student-led and is provided only a very small amount of base funding by the Hoofers Sailing Club. To continue growing in both size and relevance each year means the team must rely on generous support from sailors, alumni, parents and members of the sailing community.
When you make a donation to the Wisconsin Sailing Team, you are contributing to expenses incurred through travel across the country, equipment, coaching, hosting events, communication and other expenses. Your donations help send sailors of all skill sets to regattas that range from the entry-level Freshmen Icebreaker to College Sailing Nationals.
There are a few ways you can donate to the team. One of them is through making a monetary donation, which is fully tax deductible. We are excited to announce that it is now easy to donate online year-round! You can do so here, or you can still mail a check made out to ‘Wisconsin Union’ to our mailing address (UW Sailing Team, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706). Another great way to donate is by opening your home to the team if they are competing in your area, or by providing a warm meal for some cold sailors. Check out our schedule and be sure to let us know! Thank you!
Also, we’re very excited to be involved with the new pier project at Memorial Union. Set to break ground in Spring of 2019, this remodel will include structural improvements, four new docks, and a beautiful lake-side park. If you’d like to make a donation to help make this project a success, follow this link.