California Maritime Academy Foundation

Cal Maritime Represents the USA in the 
Student Yachting World Cup


Cal Maritime Sailing TeamCal Maritime Sailing, sponsored by Jewell Insurance, is representing the United States in the Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) in France. Private support is needed to cover the costs of the entry fee, boat charter, travel, housing, coaching, uniforms, and other expenses for regattas leading up to the main event in France. 

The Keelhaulers earned the right to represent the U.S. by winning the 2013 Kennedy Cup. The Kennedy Cup Regatta at the U.S. Naval Academy is the College Big Boat National Championship.

The Sailing Program spans the entire history of the Academy. This is the second time Cal Maritime has represented the United States at the SYWoC, finishing fifth in 2010. No U.S. team has ever won.

The Student Yachting World Cup has been organized every year since 1979 by students from the Ecole Polytechnique, and it was originally known as the “Course de l’Europe.” Gradually, it began to incorporate competitors from other continents. In 1992, the International Yachting Race Union gave it the current name, and it is recognized as the World Cup by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

You can be a part of the team by making a donation to support Cal Maritime as they represent the United States. 


Donors to the campaign receive the following incentives.

Fan - $100
Team hat

Shore Crew - $250
Polo shirt and Team Hat

Crew Member - $500
Name and Logo on Team Gear, Vest, Polo Shirt, and Team Hat

Watch Captain - $1000
Small Logo on the Hull of the Boat, Name or Logo on Team Gear, Vest, Polo Shirt, and Team Hat

Navigator - $2500
Large Logo on the Hull of the Boat, Name or Logo on Team Gear, Vest, Polo Shirt and Team Hat

Skipper - $5000
Team Named for Sponsor


Many companies will match employee gifts to Cal Maritime. Employees should contact their Human Resource or Employee Benefit Office to confirm company matching gift benefits. Send completed paperwork to:

SYWoC Fund
California Maritime Academy Foundation
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590-8181

Make a Gift to the Sailing Team


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