Captain's Cup

Join us for the 19th Annual Event!

The 19th Annual Captain's Cup Regatta will be held on Saturday, October 21st. We look forward to welcoming all Alumni, Family and Friends of RWU Sailing back to campus for a great day of sailing and hanging out with new and old friends.

All the boats will be rigged by the undergrads, and the day includes continental breakfast, lunch, and awards dinner.

Join us at 9:30 for the McGraw Family Fleet Dedication Ceremony. This year, we are excited to thank The Donald C. McGraw Foundation, the Matthews Family, and the Rechler Family for their philanthropic support of the RWU Sailing team. Because of their dedication to RWU sailing, this August, our sailing team received a new fleet of Zim FJ’s, with six 420s on their way this spring. The McGraw family is committed to RWU to ensure that our sailing program has the equipment we need to continue to compete at the highest levels of College Sailing. 


9:30am - Boat Dedication followed by Competitor's Meeting
10:00am to 3:00pm - Racing & Lunch
6:00 to 7:00pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00 to 10:00pm - Dinner & Awards

Purchase your tickets or sponsorship today!

Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available!

Team Enrichment Sponsor $600 (includes 1 dinner ticket)
Provides team dinners, team excursions, external sports psychologist, and more.

Training Trip Sponsor $2,000 (includes 2 dinner tickets)
This sponsorship will help defray the out-of-pocket costs for sailors for our training trips to Florida and St. Croix during semester breaks. These trips are critical in our team racing success.

Raw Bar Sponsor - Generously sponsored by the Matthews Family
Enjoy the raw bar that kicks off our Captain's Cup dinner with local oysters.

Cocktail Reception Sponsor $3,500 (includes 4 tickets) 
Sponsor our pre-dinner cocktail reception.

Dinner Sponsor $5,000 (includes 6 dinner tickets)
This will cover the cost of dinner for all student-athletes at the event.

Name the Coach Boat $30,000 (includes 8 dinner tickets)
Sponsorship will provide a new inflatable coach boat for the program.

All sponsorships include recognition in event materials and signage at the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available via the registration link above or by contacting Lauren Tierney Swensen at or 401-254-3262.