The mission of the team is as follows:
(i) Educate students about the sport of sailing, including racing techniques.
(ii) Encourage participation in the sport of sailing.
(iii) Promote campus participation and teamwork.
(iv) Foster a strong bond between team members, past and present.
(v) Race competitively within the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA).
Since being established in 1995, UMass Sailing has grown into a consistent and successful program that prides itself on its inclusion of members from all levels of experience. The team acquired 6 lightly used FJ's in 2019, which has boosted the ability for members to practice skills on Lake Arcadia, home to 5 College sailors.