Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lowcountry College Coach Fields Sailing Champs

The city of Charleston, SC might not come to mind when you are naming off sailing hot spots but the truth is - as this article on the retirement of George Woods, the 31-year director of the College of Charleston's sailing program details - the region has produced a host of competitive solo and team sailors...the proof of this resides in no less than 16 national championships....not to mention the 60 All-Americans and four Collegiate Sailors of the Year (now former) Coach Woods has fielded. I've written about the annual Rockville Regatta which takes place slightly south of Charleston and, though it sounds like great fun for all involved, in the final measure it's just another sailing Bacchanalia. But George Woods' track record of generating champion sailors and champion sailing teams is a true legacy that reflects years of dedication. Good luck in Newport Beach, George!

From the article..."He is proud that what's been built at the College is not just a sailing team, but a sailing program that provides 12 physical education classes per year, 10-12 adult non-credit courses, has hosted countless youth and collegiate sailing events, and has a community sailing program that's open to the public."

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