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College Sailing Teams Visit Oriental
Sailing students train in town
March 15, 2018

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wenty university sailing teams are in town throughout March, using their Spring Break to train at Bow to Stern. This week, four schools and more than forty students are training in the creeks and on the river: University of Vermont, Marquette University from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, University of Georgia, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Indiana, Pennsylvania.

The students and their coaches have been spotted on the water and around Oriental.

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Sailors dressed for chilly weather ready their boats for the day.
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Dry suits and extra layers are a common sight.
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Coaches tow yellow markers out to the river.
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Two students try to keep warm under a University of Georgia blanket. (Photo by Mark Fields)
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Students stop to rest and eat in front of Bow to Stern. (Photo by Mark Fields)
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Climbing out of the water, a sailor joins her partner.
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One team readies to sail out of Smith Creek.
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At the end of the day, gear is hung over the railing to dry out.
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Visiting sailors at the Silos. (Photo by Matt McCotter)

Posted Thursday March 15, 2018 by Allison DeWeese


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