Indiana University Sailing Club

Hello everyone, today I will treat you to a thrilling tale of adventure on the high seas (or at least Lake Michigan). This past weekend I attended the Robert Morris University Regatta with the Indiana University Sailing Club, of which I am a member. We set out last Friday after a two hour delay due to stormy weather and tornados. After a rather harrowing wait in the library basement, three other club members and I entered a minivan and embarked upon a four hour long journey to Chicago. Unfortunately, we arrived at the location of the event, the Colombia Yacht Club, late due to the fact that we stopped to watch what ended up being a rather disappointing basketball game against the University of Kentucky. Therefore, when we arrived around 3 AM, the doors were locked and everyone inside was asleep. Thus, we were forced to spend the night inside of the minivan in a rather unsavory parking lot. Needless to say, we woke up the next morning at 7 AM feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. That morning, the races began and continued till Sunday afternoon. While we unfortunately ended up taking dead last, it was most certainly a fun experience. Sailing across Lake Michigan through the mist and briny spray, the wind in your sails and the sun on your face is a wonderful way to spend a weekend. Furthermore, the opportunity to socialize and bond with your fellow sailors, both from IU and other universities is great. I would highly recommend joining the IU Sailing Club to anyone who is interested. You do not even need to know how to sail (as evidenced by our dismal performance) in order to join, as more experienced club members are more than happy to teach you! Furthermore, you can have awesome pictures, such as this one taken by the Colombia Yacht Club, taken of you zooming across the water with the Chicago skyline in the background, tweeted/blogged across the internet! (I am the one holding out the main sail and wearing a green jacket.)

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