University of Michigan has active student board members to take care of their sailing program. The strong alumni network also helps the university.
As far as the sailing team is concerned, it is owned by Michigan alumni. The Michigan Sailing Club is located on Baseline Lake, which is located in Portage, Michigan. It will take only 30 minute drive to reach the lake from the campus. They established it in 1938 and it has been a big part of the school ever since.
As far as the size of the team is concerned, it is subjected to fluctuation. The same can be said about the talent as well, with some going on to race and help out at Bareboat charter in Croatia but others showing very little interest. They are very keen to promote the team as they want to carve great talents of the team. They want the sport to be a big part of the community as it has always been.
As far as the dues of the club are concerned, the sailing team pays it. In 2015, the team had purchased a fleet of 12 FJs. And they keep it at the club only. When it comes to practice, they have to use the not-so-ideal conditions provided by flat water. Sometimes they get a windy day.
Michigan hosts 2 home regattas every year. And these two regattas are called Carry-Price Regatta and Big Ten Team Race. They host these events during each spring and fall. The college association is in charge of running this event and they have been running it without any complaints over the years. Michigan organizes these events year after year with great passion and precision.
As mentioned earlier, the team is run by a board. And this board has several key members, including a treasurer, 2 co-captains, fun raising chairs (long term and short term), a regatta chair liaison, a recreational sports liaison etc. The board is supposed to meet every Monday and discuss about the future of the team.