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The Spring Break 'Trophy' Regatta
Collegiate sailors train in Oriental
March 25, 2024

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n Oriental, Spring Break means sailing.

It’s when NC State SailPack and a handful of other college sailing teams descend on Oriental.

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UNC Tar Heels: judging the wind & and smiling for the camera.

Home base is Bow to Stern Boating. Sailors map out their plans on land, then head to the beach for on-the-water training.

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SailPack brought in a coach for the week.

At the end of the week, they hit the water to compete in the (newly named) Bow to Stern Trophy Regatta.

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NC State sailing in a pack.
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UNC offers up smiling ballast.

This year’s teams drove in from the University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina, Embry-Riddle University, NC State, and UNC Wilmington.

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South Carolina Gamecocks round the mark.

NC State, who hired a coach for the week, swept the competition:

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Spring Break sailing is a precursor to the big collegiate Regatta in April: The SailPack Regatta, Saturday & Sunday, April 20-21.

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Following UNC Wilmington to the next mark.
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How some college sailors spend their Spring Break.
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UNC tightens the jib sheet.
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UNC Wilmington sailors making a splash.
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Embry-Riddle heads downwind.
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UNC Wilmington approaches the mark, followed by South Carolina and Embry-Riddle.
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South Carolina Gamecocks sail on by.

Posted Monday March 25, 2024 by Allison DeWeese


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