2000 - Fordham returns to College Sailing.
2003 - SAILING WORLD Magazine selects Fordham as its #1 “Up and Coming College Sailing Program.” WindCheck Magazine describes Fordham Sailing as “A wonderful success story.”
2006 - For the first time, our Lady Rams are ranked among the top 18 women’s teams nationally.
2009 - Our coed team is ranked nationally for the first time ever - 28th overall and 5th among all club teams.
For this achievement, the University recognizes the Sailing Team during the Fordham vs. URI football game in September 2010. (See photo below)
2010 - Marks the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Sailing Association and the 10th Anniversary of the Team’s rebirth. A gala celebration is held at the New York Yacht Club in May. (See Sailing Association page for details)
2011 - Our Rams are in a national championship competition for the first time when Fordham participates in the Women’s National’s Semi-final Regatta. Fordham places 14 among the 18 semi-finalists, which translates to 23rd overall nationally.
2012-2013 has been an incredible year for Fordham Sailing! Specifically, Ram sailors:
* Won more regattas than at any time in the recent past. Fordham topped the Leader Board at Laser North, Princeton Women’s Open, North #1, Queens Open, Jesuit Open Interconference, and the MAISA Club Teams’ Championship. There are 39 club teams in our 50-team conference.
* Finished among the top five teams at 12 other competitions including 2nd at the 20-team KP Dinghy Open and 5th at the 30-team Rose Bowl Regatta.
* Qualified for and placed seventh at the ICSA Men’s Single-handed National Championship.
* Placed 8th at the WAR Memorial Fall Coed Conference Championship, our highest finish ever and only one place removed from qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Championship for the first time.
* Placed 7th at the MAISA Women’s Fall Championship, thereby qualifying for the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship.
* Qualified for the ICSA Coed National Semi-final’s for the first time by finishing 8th at the America Trophy Regatta, the MAISA Coed Dinghy Spring Championship.
* Placed 11th at the Western National Semifinal Regatta, only two places removed from qualifying for the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship competition.
One of the most exciting highlights, however, occurred in 2010 and continues today.
A nearby neighbor, City Island Yacht Club, hosts the Columbia University Sailing Club.
In 2010, Fordham and Columbia entered into a collaborative relationship. Fordham sold its 10-boat 420 fleet and Columbia sold its seven-boat FJ fleet. The Rams & Lions then bought 10 new 420s each and created a 20-boat fleet, which allowed them to practice together and Co-Host major, 18-team competitions for the first time.
In the fall of 2013, our joint venture was expanded when Fordham bought eight of Columbia's 420s to round out our fleet at 18 boats. Columbia purchased 12 new FJs. The combined 30-boat fleet allows both schools to practice in the two most popular classes of sailboats in College Sailing today, and for the first time, provide our schools with the opportunity to Co-host major team racing competitions.