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Club sailing works to stay afloat

In College Sailing, like in so many sports, there are haves and have nots. The George Washington University has been both as highlighted in this story by The GW Hatchet:

Navigating the winds and waves of the Potomac River, club sailing has continued to find success on the water despite University officials removing the team’s varsity status in 2021.

The University established a varsity sailing program with both women’s and co-ed teams in 2012 after a multiyear push to prove it could find success on the national level. But less than 10 years later, officials cut the program due to COVID-19 headwinds, forcing the student-athletes to run the team themselves.

In 2013, leading up to the team’s second year as a varsity program, the team launched a “Raise High the Sails” campaign in an effort to propel the sailing program into becoming a top Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association program. A year later, the University announced a successful $180,000 fundraising campaign that allowed them to build an 18-boat fleet. – Full report

2023-24 Season

Fall National Championships:
November 3-5: Match Race Nationals – Charleston, SC
November 11-12: Women’s and Open Singlehanded Nationals – New Orleans, LA

Spring National Championships:
April 25-27: Open Team Race Nationals – Boston, MA
April 28-29: Women’s Team Race Nationals – Boston, MA
May 20-23: Women’s Dinghy Nationals – Boston, MA
May 24-27: Open Dinghy Nationals – Boston, MA

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