The First time qualifying for a Sports National Championship in New College history!
This past fall the team defeated all odds and qualified for the Gill Dinghy 2014 National Championships where they sailed against the top 35 teams in the nation!
This is a huge accomplishment for the school as well as the team. We are looking forward to the beginning of the school year so we can do it again!
What we have/What we do:
We launch out of the New College Waterfront, just south of the Ringling Mansion. We have a nice sandbar where we can sail out past our private mooring field to sail around the bay.
We have a decent sized Recreation Sailing Fleet here at New College Waterfront and we are always looking to expand. We have a Hobie 18, Trac, Lasers, Sunfish, an O'Day, a Precision, Capri, 2 Rec. 420's , a San Juan, Beetlecat, and a Day Sailor.
Most of our boats are donations to begin with so they have a good amount "sea time" under their sails.
The Waterfront is a really cool place to go and hang out. Take out a kayak or sailboat, or just wade on the sand bar. Fishing is also very popular here at the New College Waterfront as Sarasota Bay is plentiful with sea life.
Interested in learning how?
Sailing and Windsurfing Instruction is provided-Just set up an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, David Pedersen, Campus Waterfront Manager.
Our current hours of operation for Recreation activities at the New College Waterfront are:
Thursday through Sunday, from noon until dusk.
Come on down and dip your toes in- we know how to have a good time!
All recreation hours are student staffed.