GW sailing is debuting Capital City Sailors, a bi-weekly blog written by members of the team. This initial post was written by sophomore Gabriella Malek
With our pre-season training right around the corner, GW sailing is getting pumped for an amazing year ahead! Not only do we have a great class of recruits joining our ranks, but we are also slated for our best year of competition as a varsity team. This sailing blog was started to tell OUR story - our journey as a team collectively. It will give you a chance to get to know who we are, what we do and how we are achieving the goals we set out for ourselves this upcoming year!
There are some great things to look forward to:
- We have a very talented recruiting class of 11 freshmen -
- Bigger regattas and more wins! With several regatta wins under our belt last year and greater competitive regattas the new "norm," we are looking forward to putting our skills to the test against the top nationally ranked teams consistently.
- With coming just shy of qualifying for nationals last season, our determination is that much greater to qualify for Women's and Coed Nationals this upcoming spring (look out world, we're coming for you!).
We are so proud to have successfully completed our Raise High the Sails fundraising campaign and will be receiving a new fleet of Z420s for the 2014-15 season! With these boats we will be able to train harder and on a more competitive level. Expect us to host more teams on campus and regattas on the Potomac.
We have such a bright season ahead of us and are looking forward to sharing our incredible journey, especially the memories that we make along the way, with you. Welcome everyone!
- Gabriella Malek '17