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10-6 Saturdays & Sundays, 6:30 to sunset Mon-Fri. more info...
Spring Laser Regatta Sun June 15th
Boat school every Saturday 9am-noon.
Racing every Sunday at 10am. and Wednesdays at 6:30pm.


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to a whole new world

Photostory by Dana Linnane

"It's a game of angles, like outdoor chess."

Steve Blanchard, four-year member

University Sailing Club member Steve Blanchard has been a club participant since 1995 and comes out almost every weekend to sail and to compete - but mostly to relax. Blanchard, like many other club members, makes use of the University's facilities out on Baseline Lake. Along with weekly competitions between experienced racers, the club also sponsors weekly training for beginners.

Yet for the seasoned sailors, competition is stiff. For them, sailing is a lot more than fun in the sun. Physics, strategy, and basic instinct all come into play for this group of athletes. One of the most accomplished club members is the Sailing National Champion of Romania, Ovidu Adam, who pairs a lethal boat with his seven year old son, Cristian. It's no picnic at the beach for these boys.

[Steve Blanchard]
Club member Steve Blanchard takes times as racers cross the finish line in weekly races, held on Sundays.
[JY-15]
[Pietro Buttolo]
Pietro Buttolo gets back into the swing of things after a year in Italy. Buttolo has been a member since 1996.
[Kathrin and Eric]
Club member Kathrin Weber relaxes with soon-to-be member Eric Gelehrter after a morning packed with racing.

06-07-99


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