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CofC Cougars Finish Fourth at Szambecki Team Race

CofC Cougars Finish Fourth at Szambecki Team Race

CHARLESTON, SC March 24, 2014 – The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team finished fourth at the 2014 Aaron Szambecki Team Race held over the weekend in Norfolk, Va. Hosted by Old Dominion, sailors were met with temperatures in the low 70s on shore with a sunny southwest wind. The Cougars went 14-7 against the eight-team field comprised of ODU, Georgetown, U.S. Naval Academy, Dartmouth, Stanford, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Yale. St. Mary’s won the regatta with a 16-5 record. CofC sailed skippers Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.), Ryan Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Nick Johnstone (Newport, R.I.) along with junior All-American crew Ali Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.), sophomore crew Beka Schiff (Tampa, Fla.), sophomore crew Emily […]

CofC Cougars Sailing Disperses for Full-Slated Weekend

CofC Cougars Sailing Disperses for Full-Slated Weekend

CHARLESTON, SC Mar. 7, 2014 – The College of Charleston sailing team will be spread across a wide variety of regattas over the weekend of March 8-9 as the team will be represented at five different regattas in five different states. The Cougars will compete in the St. Mary’s Team Race with skippers Jake Reynolds, Ryan Davidson, and Nick Johnstone leading crew members Ali Blumenthal, Emmy Stuart, and Septima McAdams. Chase Shaw and Becca Schiff will serve as alternates at the intersectional regatta. Meanwhile, at the Navy Women’s Regatta, skipper Clerc Cooper will sail alongside Elizabeth Chambers in the A Division, and Grace Lucas will sail with Morgan Buckley and Charlotte Saxe in the B Division. The Cougars will also […]

CofC Sailing Finishes Fourth at Bob Bavier Team Race

CofC Sailing Finishes Fourth at Bob Bavier Team Race

Detailed Results CHARLESTON, SC Mar. 3, 2014 – The College of Charleston sailing team finished fourth in a demanding field at the CofC-hosted Bob Bavier Team Race at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., March 1-2. The Cougars sailed alongside an elite field in a variety of weather conditions ranging from light rain on Saturday to brilliant sun on Sunday where the races were executed on Crab Bank, adjacent to the Patriots Point Marina. Charleston advanced to the final four series deep into Sunday afternoon, but were unable to match the tactics of Stanford, Georgetown and regatta-champion Yale en route to a respectable early-season fourth-place finish at the 2014 Bob Bavier Team Race. Also over the […]

Charleston Spring Coed, USF Women’s Regattas Up Next For CofC

Charleston Spring Coed, USF Women’s Regattas Up Next For CofC

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 14, 2014 – The home-hosted Charleston Spring Coed and the USF Women’s regattas are up next for the College of Charleston coed and women’s sailing teams this weekend on Feb. 16-17 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and St. Petersburg, Fla. The rotations for the home dinghy event at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex will see sophomore skipper Dodge Rees (Pensacola, Fla.) and junior crew Tierney Driscoll (Bayport, N.Y.) compete in A-Division and sophomore skipper Kyle Sutter (San Diego, Calif.) and sophomore crew Katie Dowling (Coronado, Calif.) in B-Division. In the first women’s regatta of the spring season hosted by South Florida, junior skipper Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.) and senior crew Elizabeth Chambers (Mooresville, N.C.) will sail […]

CofC Sailors Win Spring Opener, Offshore Team Places Second at SCOR

CofC Sailors Win Spring Opener, Offshore Team Places Second at SCOR

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 10, 2014 – The College of Charleston coed sailing team started off its spring season on a high note with a nine-point, opening-weekend victory over South Florida to win the SAISA Open regatta hosted by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Cougars, the No. 1 ranked SAISA team, edged out the competitive 20-team in-district field with a score of 45 points across two divisions and eight races ahead of second-place USF (54 points). Sophomore skipper Alex Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.) and freshman crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.) won three of the eight races for a first-place finish (18 points) in A-Division ahead of Miami (Fla.). In B-Division, freshman skipper Noah Blacker (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and freshman […]

CofC Sailing Commences Spring Season at SAISA Open

CofC Sailing Commences Spring Season at SAISA Open

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 7, 2014 – The College of Charleston coed sailing team commences the spring season at the SAISA Open hosted by Eckerd College on Feb. 8-9 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 20-team regatta field will include host Eckerd, South Florida, Rollins College, CofC, NC State, Miami (Fla.), Vanderbilt, Duke, Embry-Riddle, Clemson, North Carolina, Auburn, Jacksonville, New College, The Citadel, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, UNC Wilmington and Georgia Tech. In A-Division, the Cougars will sail sophomore skipper Alex Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.) and freshman crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.). Freshman skipper Noah Blacker (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and freshman crew Bayley Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.) will race in B-Division. “We are very excited about our spring schedule,” CofC Head Coach […]

A Pirate’s Exile
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A Pirate’s Exile

Nick Turner SNEADS FERRY, NC January 21, 2013: (From Journal Entry) Dec 24th, 2012, “Christmas Eve on a sailboat…nice.  Went to the deck tonight for a cigarette and there was a huge pod of dolphins right off the starboard side of the stern…anchored off of South Edisto Island in SC.  Incredible area.  Haven’t heard an automobile in two days.  Saw a Bald Eagle today while we were dropping anchor.  It amazes me how close people are to something so overwhelmingly beautiful and most don’t take the time to see it.  I should really get some sleep tonight because we have a long day tomorrow.” I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of travel.  It seemed like this mysterious and seductive […]

Learn to BOAT SAFELY on the Cape Fear Waterways $70

Learn to BOAT SAFELY on the Cape Fear Waterways $70

WILMINGTON, NC January 11, 2014 – The Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron will present its Cape Fear Safe Boating course for the public on Saturday, February 8, 2014. In addition to the fundamentals of safe boating, found in our premier America’s Boating Course® textbook, this NASBLA approved course satisfies North Carolina’s boat education requirement for boaters under 26 years of age. Our program features two exclusive components not found elsewhere – “Local Knowledge” (the complexities and challenges of boating on the Cape Fear Waterways) and “On-the-Water” (a 3-hour training cruise). What better way to learn safe boating than to study the local environment and then to actually go out on the water and learn. We will go over the topics […]

CofC Sailing Takes Fifth Place At Rose Bowl Regatta

CofC Sailing Takes Fifth Place At Rose Bowl Regatta

LONG BEACH, CA January 6, 2014 – The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team started off the New Year by placing fifth at the 29th annual Rose Bowl regatta this past weekend at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. The sailors had to contend with light wind conditions which limited the sailing to just one day instead of the scheduled two. No. 1-ranked Georgetown University finished a very strong fall season with another win, fifteen points clear of second-place Coast Guard. Roger Williams and Eckerd finished third and fourth respectively before CofC who ended up one point in front of Navy and two ahead of No. 5-ranked Stanford. In A-Division for the Cougars, the sophomore duo of skipper Ryan […]

CofC Cougars Kick Off New Year at Rose Bowl Regatta

CofC Cougars Kick Off New Year at Rose Bowl Regatta

CHARLESTON, SC January 3, 2013 – The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team will begin the New Year with the 29th annual Rose Bowl regatta hosted by the University of Southern California and the US Sailing Center on Jan. 4-5 at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif. The Cougars will be one of 32 collegiate sailing teams from a competitive field to participate in the two-day event. All of the sailors for this regatta will not have to travel far as they are all Southern California residents who will be home for the holidays. The brother-sister Newport Beach duo of sophomore skipper Ryan Davidson and freshman crew Bayley Davidson will make up the A-Division squad […]