Sail club gets students out for Pi Day
This past Saturday New College celebrated the Pi Day of a century with $400 worth of pizza and pie down by the waterfront at Old Caples. The Sail Club used the celebratory occasion – which took place immediately after the regatta – to get students down to the waterfront and promote the many sailing opportunities available.
The event, which was organized by thesis student and sailor Abigail Oakes, was incredibly successful with dozens of students making their way down to Old Caples for a slice of the pie.
“The regatta had already been planned for this day, so we thought we’d make it a big thing,” Oakes said. Oakes received enough funding from the Student Allocations Committee (SAC) for 30 Hungry Howie’s pizzas and 30 Publix pies.
After everyone ate, students were able to take to the seas and learn how to sail. “We have so much equipment, we really just want students to take advantage of it,” Oakes said.
“This was a really great event,” third-year Destinee Aponte said, “I wouldn’t normally walk out here, but it’s actually really cool down here.”
The Sail Club will be offering sailing lessons for beginners Tuesday through Saturday over spring break starting at noon each day. During the semester, students can learn to sail every Thursday at 2:30 p.m.