UT Sailing Club to Compete in International Regatta

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by: Eileen Hoffman | Category: Sports

For its 47th edition, the EDHEC Sailing Cup heads to La Rochelle, France, from April 24 to May 2, 2015, and this year three young North Cape Yacht Club members will be participating with their teammates representing the University of Toledo. They will be among more than 3,000 participants from all over the world. Last year more than 160 schools and universities from 23 countries were represented. The EDHEC Sailing Cup is organized 100% by students for students.

Last fall, in the prestigious Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta held at Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY, the University of Toledo Sailing Club bested 51 other collegiate sailing teams. Garrett Altenberger, Drew Blackburn, Evon DePrey, Deborah Dollard, Luke Gossman, Hans Guentert, Andrew Logan, and skipper Colin Mackay were awarded The Paul Hoffman Perpetual Trophy as the overall winning team. Luke, Colin, and Hans are members of NCYC.

As a result of their overall victory, the team was selected to participate in the “crew exchange” program between the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta and the EDHEC Sailing Cup. They will be competing aboard a Grand Surprise, a 31' keelboat.

This talented team held a number of fundraising events and will depart for France on Wednesday, April 22. The team is deeply honored and appreciative to have been shown such a generous level of support in their efforts to compete in La Rochelle.

North Cape Yacht Club members are proud of Luke, Hans, and Colin. Hans is from South Bend, IN and recently became a member of North Cape. Colin and Luke grew up at the club. Colin and his teammate, AJ Rush, were a force to be reckoned with on the NCYC junior race team. and Colin has been an instructor for the club's active junior sailing program. Luke has been an adviser for junior race team members and is actively involved in North Cape's Adult Learn To Sail Program. Colin and Luke are also integral crew members aboard their families' successful PHRF racing boats.

Luke Gossman, 2015 Commodore of the UT Sailing Club, encourages you to follow their team at the 47th EDHEC Sailing Cup by following this facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sail.utoledo?fref=ts
The official website of the EDHEC Sailing Cup is http://www.ccedhec.com
North Cape Yacht Club invites you to visit their website: www.ncyc.net

Good luck! Bon chance!

Press Release Contact Name: Eileen Hoffman
Press Release Contact Email: publicity@ncyc.net
Press Release Contact Phone: 734-242-5081
Organization Name: North Cape Yacht Club
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Organization Address: 11850 Toledo Beach Rd., Lasalle, MI, 48145