Sadly, the spring season has come to a close, but with the end of spring, comes the amazing weather of summer. The spring gave a lot of our younger members a chance to train and compete, improving their skills for the coming fall. Our very own Drexel Open was one of the more memorable regattas, with a light wind day on Saturday to winds sustaining 25 knots on Sunday. Our crash boat worked very hard that Sunday to keep the fleet upright. With Drexel coming out on top of that regatta, it was a success all around. To finish the season, the team had our annual alumni banquet and friends and family regatta. The alumni banquet brought many of our old team members back into the fold for a night of good food and good memories. The friends and family regatta started out cold in the morning but the sun pushed through the clouds for an amazing day of sailing. Overall, the season was a good one for all, with many improvements to the team (website!), and plenty of memories to keep.
The team plans to work on a range of things for the summer. Near the top of the list is an overhaul of our coach boats, including a new paint jobs and naming ceremonies. In the near future the team is going to order embroidered Patagonia’s for warmth and to increase exposure. With lots happening in the off season, we plan to keep in touch with all.
(P.S. We have updated our burgee!)
“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”— Kenneth Grahame