Sunday, November 29, 2015

AYC Junior accomplishment at WWU

AYC Junior member and Anacortes HS graduate, Gabe Hill, sailing with his girl friend Haley Bolin, led the Western Washington University Sailing team to a 9th place overall finish in the 'Fall Pacific Coast Collegiate Championships' held in Santa Barbara the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Sailing FJ dinghies the WWU team finished behind the host UC Santa Barbara, USC, University of Hawaii, Stanford but ahead of UC Santa Cruz, University of Victoria and UCLA just to name a few of the better known teams competing.  The WWU sailing team has gained "Honorable Mention" status on SAILING WORLD Magazine's "honor roll" of United States Collegiate sailing teams, and considering the magazine's East Coast 'bent', that is a great accomplishment!!!   And the WWU team is, for the most part, 'self coached'!  FOr results, check: http://scores.collegesailing.org/f15/fall-pacific-coast/