It’s been a while since the last update, so here’s what has been going on at the Sailing Club in the first few months of 2014:
After some great showings in the first few regattas of the year, Clemson has finished 1st overall in the North Points Qualifiers.
Despite the unpredictable Hartwell winds, we managed to get all twelve boats on the water for what turned out to be a great home regatta. We had enough sailors to send out two separate teams. Tigers 1 placed first 1st overall, while Tigers 2 (the women’s team) placed 6th. For many, it was their first regatta sailing for Clemson.
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who took the time to prepare the club before the regatta and keep everything running smoothly during the event.
The next week after our home regatta, the race team loaded up another two vans and drove up to Knoxville. It was a late night with a slow start to the morning, but we finished in first in both the regatta and the costume competition.
Our next regatta is April 26th SAISA Dinghy Champs in Jacksonville FL. If you want to keep up with any upcoming regattas, Techscore has a live feed.
The weather is warming up, so we’re going to hit the ground running now that we’re back from spring break! We have an updated calendar, so please check for events as they come up. If something needs to be added, send your request to email@example.com
Here are some highlights:
- March 25th - Carolina Cup
- April 1st - April Fools Fund Raiser Downtown
- April 5th - Alumni Regatta and Pig Roast! (Sign up is below)
- April 12th à Charleston Race week (Look out for Bounce!)
We are happy to announce our 2nd Annual Alumni Regatta and Pig Roast will be held at the club on April 5th 2014. Please register with the link below. It will cost 10$ to participate/eat … Though we will gladly welcome any donations! More information and tee shirt proofs and will be emailed to you after registration.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
CUSC would like to extend a big welcome to all returning sailors and those joining the club for the first time this year. We will be kicking off the year with Friday’s at Four down at the club starting this Friday at 4 down at the club. If you cannot make it this Friday, don’t fret, we do this every Friday as long as people keep coming down. If anyone is in need of transportation we will be offering rides from just in front of Tillman hall beginning at 4. If it is possible to provide your own transportation or car pool it would be greatly appreciated. We will be swimming, grilling, and of course sailing. A swimsuit and towel are highly recommended. This is a great time to come out to the club and see what we are all about!
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It brings me great pleasure to tell you all the Oyster Roast will be back at the club this year. It will take place on Saturday, February 23rd starting around 2pm. Student admittance will be $5 and non-students will be $10. The flyer below has all the details. All alumni are of course more than welcome to come as well. If you are interested in sponsoring the event by “buying a bushel of oysters,” you can contact Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (843) 367-8957 prior to then. Recognition and free admission will be rewarded. Please try and let us know ahead of time by filling out the form located here. CU there!
Last week, CUSC hosted sailors from 9 schools for our home regatta. There was an awesome turnout and surprisingly great wind all day! We fielded two separate teams, so new members of the race team had an opportunity to get out on the water. A huge thanks goes out to everyone who came to help run the regatta. The Tigers finished in 3rd and 5th place. If you are interested in getting involved with future regattas, check out the calendar for upcoming dates!
In other news, we’re getting ready to re-stock on merchandise! Some members have expressed interest in PFGs and some neon rave-y tank tops. In order to get pricing, we will need a rough estimate of the order size. The PFGs will be around 36 There will be an interest form sent for you to fill out soon.
There is new wishlist tab that has been added to the site. This is your chance to throw out ideas of what you would like to see down at the club. We are working on making it a public discussion board so that the whole club can give feedback.
Finally, it’s awesome to have so many people coming out to use our new boats! A lot of work went into getting the fleet, so please take care of them and put the equipment away. If you have any questions or if anything breaks, just talk to an officer.
Below are the preliminary proofs. Don’t pay too much attention to the color, we will get a poll for that!
Here are some pictures from the regatta. If you have any pictures from ANY sailing events, e-mail email@example.com and we will get them online!
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There will be a meeting this Thursday in Hardin 101 at 7pm. We will mainly be talking about how the club works. You will be able to pay dues here using cash, check or card. Hope to see you there!
Everyone make sure to come out to our first Friday @ Four of the new school year! We will be sailin, swimmin, grillin, and havin a grand ole time! Make sure to come out to shake that initial shock of classes off and come enjoy yourselves!
Sail Now, Work Later
The Clemson Sailing Club’s dock finally holds a complete fleet of (almost) new FJs! This is a major step forward for both the learn to sail program and the race team. The first six boats came from College of Charleston in December. The rest were brought from Hampton University in May.
This could not have been made possible without the generous donations of parents, alumni, and friends! Over $20k was raised over the past four years toward new boats.
A huge thanks goes out to everyone who helped raise funds, prepare the dock, and transport the boats. Many of our club members showed their support during our work days and the fund raiser at Winigin’ It. Much of this was organized and carried out by our recently-graduated Commodore, Reid Cabiness. Over a year’s worth of his work was put into hunting down boats, negotiating with club sports, raising money, and preparing the club.
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