UT Sailing Club cruises to victory at Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta
The University of Toledo Sailing Club overcome above 50 various other schools to get hold of the Paul Hoffman Perpetual Trophy at the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in Larchmont, N.Y., previously this month.UT beat teams from U.S. Naval Academy, Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University additionally the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Sailing the Express 37 Troubador, UT competed in five races, each about 1.2 miles very long, placing first in three of them and second in various other two.
“The competitors had been very difficult, but we'd lots of fun competing contrary to the best schools in the united states and winning, ” said Drew Blackburn, a sophomore.
“One thing that worked to our benefit ended up being the brief chop we practiced while cruising, ” said Colin Mackay, a sophomore. “We are widely used to cruising on Lake Erie and cut we experienced throughout the competition had been similar to that; almost all of the various other schools understand ocean cut, therefore it positively aided united states.”
The Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta is just one of the largest collegiate sailing occasions held in the nation and hosts a comprehensive lineup of institution sailing programs.
Blackburn and Mackay were cruising a lot of their life, but a few team members had never ever competed in such an event.
“We had three team members which had never ever raced on a motorboat above 15 foot long before, therefore we have become proud of the fact that we did so well and worked as a group, ” Blackburn stated.
Due to winning the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, the group has-been chosen to be involved in the 47th EDHEC Sailing Cup in Los Angeles Rochelle, France, in April.
The EDHEC Sailing Cup could be the biggest student overseas regatta worldwide. Presently, the staff is wanting to improve funds the journey.