Sail team sails into fourth place

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There were three divisions; each boat had two sailors in them.

The New College sail team sailed into fourth place on Saturday, March 8  in their In-Conference Regatta, coming
behind Eckerd College, Jacksonville  University and the University of South  Florida. Racing started at around 11 AM  with a steady breeze that allowed eight  races to be completed that day. Headed  by sail coach Hilary Noble, the team took to the high seas and navigated  northwest winds that allowed them to  complete the race.

Third-year and former Catalyst  editor Abigail “Abby” Oakes remarked that there were three divisions with  two in each boat and that overall the  regatta was a fun experience for those  involved.

“We practice three days a week in  preparation for competitions,” Oakes  said. “The sailing team is a really fun  and casual opportunity for competition  at New College. We practice consistently  and like doing well at regattas, but it is  also just a really great social group and  opportunity to get outside and enjoy  the bay.”

Those who came out to support the sail team enjoyed a barbecue lunch  and music. This marked the first regatta  of the year.

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Sail Coach Hilary Noble.
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Third-year Abigail “Abby” Oakes sails to victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sail teams from statewide Florida colleges competed in the Regatta.

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