The Purdue Sailing Club is currently bigger than it has ever been, with twenty members on our racing team and another twenty recreational sailors. With all of our new members, we hope to improve the club in several important ways. First, we are improving our facilities by purchasing new storage for our equipment on our Lake Shafer property. Second, we hope to gain experience by attending a variety of regattas and clinics in the coming year. Third, we are holding more fundraisers so that we can make money to buy new boats and equipment. Fourth, we hope to grow as a club by attracting new members and hosting socials to foster a sense of community among members. Finally, we will give back to the community by participating in several community service events throughout the year.
As a result of our growing membership, we were able to send members of our racing team to several notable regattas last year. The team was able to place first at Boiler Cup, the Emma Biagoni Memorial Regatta, and Match Race Clinic East. The team was also able to place fourth at the Bouderman Cup Regatta with two new skippers. In addition, racers were sent to many other regattas across the country including the Match Race Qualifiers at the Chicago Match Race Center and the Mardi Gras regatta in New Orleans.
The team is currently looking for sponsors and donations so that we can pursue better storage options at both of our facilities. We are also in need of new boats, dollies, a trailer and a new dock. Please check the “Sponsors” tab above or the “Donations” link on our home page if you would like to offer your support.the past is coming soon!Kirk Ardnt CoachHelps run practices and advises during chalk talks.
Makes sure the team is on good standing with Club Sports and the MCSA. *bio
none*picPhil Holt CommodoreAct as the Club’s liaison to the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA)
Act as the Club’s liaison to the Recreational Sports Center (RSC)
Initiate and help with grant applications
Promote recruitment and retention of new and current members
Help with Club Trip Requests and Reports
Trip Planning (lodging, transportation, other logistics) *bio
I am a Junior in Mechanical Engineering. I am from Southern California and have been around the water and sailboats since I was born, but I did not begin racing until I joined the Purdue Sailing Team when I was a freshman. I have attended many regattas in the past two years and am excited to race in more this year. I love everything about sailing and the team but if I had to pick the one thing that I love the most, it would definitely be the amazing people that make up the club! Everyone has so much fun together, and because of my involvement in this club I have come to meet some of my best friends.*picDavid Mirkhaef Vice CommodoreWill substitute for the Commodore in the absence or resignation and shall assist them in the duties of the office.
Responsible for new member recruitment, ensures they are fully integrated into the team *bio
none*picJean Ruggiero TreasurerWork closely with the Commodore/Vice Commodore to maintain continued good standing of the Club
Rigorously enforce sound budget allocation and fiscal responsibility
Work closely with Club Advisor to ensure all purchases and expenditures are in the best interest
of the Club’s current and future operations *bio
Jean is the treasurer of the Sailing Club and an active member of the racing team. Last year, she sailed at Boiler Cup, Match Race Clinic East in Detroit, Match Race Qualifiers at the Chicago Match Race Center, and the Robert Morris Invitational Regatta, among others. Back home, she races Flying Scots and has raced in two North American Championships.*picGrant Pollock Race CaptainOrganize and execute race meetings and practices
Sign the team up for regattas during Midwinters
Organize teams for regattas
Set up Varsity/JV teams for regattas and practices *bio
none*picDavid Mirkhaef Fleet CaptainMaintain and repair equipment and boats
Procure new equipment as deemed necessary by the Club
Maintain an inventory/log of equipment *bio
none*picIan Hamilton Rec SailingOrganize and execute rec. sailing events
Set up transportation well in advance of events
Organize and purchase food before applicable events *bio
none*picChristine McKee Saftey OfficerPromotes safety at practices and events.
Promotes CPR & First Aid Certification events to members. *bio
none*picMaria Krutikova Community ServiceOrganizes and executes community service events.
Promotes CPR & First Aid Certification events to members. *bio
none*picConnor Restdius Fundraising OfficerOrganizes fundraising events, contacts alumni, and contacts sponsors. *bio
none*picConnor Restdius Merchandise ChairDesigns clothing apparel and orders. *bio
Christine, a new member of our team, is a freshman in the School of Engineering. For the past few years, she has taught sailing to both children and adults near her hometown outside of Chicago. She has been sailing for several years and has experience with boats big and small.
Christine has been chosen as Sailor of the Month because of her enthusiasm and willingness to learn. She stepped up as a skipper during Boiler Cup at the beginning of the month. Last weekend, Christine crewed in our B fleet at Acton Up and won second place, helping the team win third overall. Congratulations Christine and keep up the good work!FormerCommodoresLake Schafer
Total Distance:Are you a business or organization looking for new ways to advertise?The sailing Team is currently on the prowl for new sponsors, so feel free to contact us!Thank You for your consideration...
We appreciate you taking the time to visit this page, and your consideration of donation -- your continued support
is what allows us to keep doing what we love, and sharing it with others. Without donations and grants,
the current sailing team would not exist at Purdue. It is with this in mind that we greatfully welcome
any donation of any size or form; Every pinnie counts!
--The Purdue Sailing ClubSpecial Packages
Where Does My Donation Go?
- $250 -- Good Samaritan
- $500 -- Club Friend
- $750 -- Club Patron
- $1000 -- Benefactor
- $3000 -- Boat Angel
unfortunately the university requires us to use an external vendor to process donations, so thank you for your patience as you are redirected! please also note that all donations are tax deductable
- + replacement boats for our dilapidating fleet of 420s
- + new sails for our current boats
- + a stackable trailer to transport our boats
- + a new saftey boat and motor
- + replacement dollies
- + help with travel expenses to ICSA events
- + drysuits so that we can attend more regattas and practice earlier in spring/later in fall