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2012~Spring Growth~

This spring looks to be a growing season for the Auburn University Sailing Club. The Club has just finished up some successful recruiting on campus during the SGA’s O-Days. We are happy to add some new members to the club, as well as welcome back many familiar sailors from the fall. This semester will be focused on learning and teaching all aspects of sailing. This will encompass every aspect of the club from learning how to sail, all the way to advancing the competitive abilities of our racing team.

We also look forward to having some new events and activities that have not traditionally been in the club. We are fortunate enough to have in the club three certified US Sailing Level 1 instructors. The services of which are usually expensive to hire. Given this we will be starting a Free formal class this semester to members of the club. This will include classroom sessions, as well as on the water instruction.

Another new member of the sailing club calendar is the Big Event. The Big Event is an occasion where Auburn Students go out into the Auburn community and volunteer for the day, solely for the betterment of the Auburn community. The Big Event signs up students as individuals as well as teams. The Auburn University Sailing Club is excited about being a part of the event, as a part of our plan to be better involved in the community.

As for the race team, the previous A skipper and Commodore Sammy Hodges has decided to take the semester off of completion to coach the team. This will put sophomore Wes Wallace, the previous B skipper, in his place as A fleet skipper. This will be an opportunity to let some underclassmen compete and gain invaluable knowledge and in-regatta experience.  The regatta schedule for the spring is full and includes such events as the Nelson Roltsch in New Orleans, the Old South Regatta in Gainesville and of course the SAISA North point’s series. Last but not least the team has decided to make the trek to the north for the Buckeye Intersectional Regatta at Ohio State. This will be good national publicity for the club and we are excited to go and show them what southern sailing is all about.

4th Place in Sugar Bowl Regatta
 Over the break the sailing team went down to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl Regatta. Five members of the
team went including:
Bert Dye 12’, Claire Ritchey 12’, Anna
Sprague 1
4’, Wes Wallace 14’ and Sammy
Hodges 12’
.  Sammy and Anna
sailed in the A fleet, while Wes, Bert and Claire dominated B fleet. The
first day began light and the wind built as the day
went on. The team was in 6th place, out of 13
after the first day of racing. The second day
was predicted to be stormy and
breezy. After a good night’s rest the team put together a great second day and even winning the las
t race in A fleet. With a solid second day the team moved into a tie for 4th place and won the tiebreaker. This is the second regatta this semester the team has brought home some hardware! Congratulations to the team and War Eagle.
 For more info visit http://www.sailgroove.org/coverage/238054-Sugar-Bowl-Intersectional-2010
Auburn University Sailing Team Takes 11th at 2009 Charleston Open Regatta
  • The Auburn University Sailing Team recently competed in the 2009 Charleston Open Regatta held at the College of Charleston on September 12th & 13th, 2009. Out of nineteen teams Auburn University
    finished 11th overall beating SEC rival Tennessee and narrowly missing Vanderbilt by 10 points. Auburn's A Division which consisted of Andrea Bright '12 and Kyle Stadele '12 came in 10th overall after six races during the weekend. While Auburn's B Division, which consisted of Samuel Hodges '12Claire Ritchey '12, and Hannah Gunter '11, came in 12th overall after six races. The regatta highlights and final point standings may be viewed here

  • Don't forget to register on the ICSA website here to be eligible to compete in regattas this season. 

Disclaimer: AuburnSailing.org is published by the Auburn University Sailing Club, a registered student organization. AuburnSailing.org is not an official publication of Auburn University and does not represent the views of the university or its officers.

The Auburn University Sailing Club Website always uses one moving team in the Auburn / Opelika area for all of our moves. That moving company is Bolt Movers. Whenever in the future we are looking for someone that is very reliable and can be trusted by Auburn university, these are the men we go with. Give their Owner, Patrick Bolton a call at (334) 521-2092. They have done moves all over the United States and have moved Faculty Members of Auburn University as well as students. Please don't hesitate to give them a call for all of your moving and/or storage needs. They have the full recommendation of the Auburn Sailing.Org Website! Members may choose to be part of the the competitive team which races against other teams in the SAISA district or more laid-back cruising club.

If you would like more information on collegiate sailing, our racing team, info on the club, or questions about practice times feel free to contact any of the officers on the Contact AUSC page.
A Fleet-Sammy Hodges and Rachel Payton Leading the Fleet upwind. Tennessee's Ervin Grove and Amy Benefield follow behind........
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