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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
By November 17, 2014 Read More →

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS Coverage

Mountain Island Lake Gets 24-Hour TowBoatUS Coverage

On the Water Assistance When You Need It CHARLOTTE, NC, July 15, 2014 – For years, boaters and anglers stuck with a dead battery, dead engine or empty fuel tank out on Mountain Island Lake had to hope that someone would get them back to the boat launch or dock. That’s because the lake had no around-the-clock on water boat towing service. Local law enforcement only patrolled the lake on weekends and provided tows, which was also likely not the best use of the officer’s time or taxpayer dollars. That has all changed with the opening of TowBoatUS Mountain Island Lake, a 24-hour on water towing and assistance service for routine breakdowns. The new location is the third for Capt. […]

CofC Cougars Finish Seventh at Coed Dinghy National Championship

CofC Cougars Finish Seventh at Coed Dinghy National Championship

ST. MARY’S CITY, MD June 8, 2014 – The No. 5-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team placed seventh overall and eight points shy of a Top-5 finish at the Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The Cougars, defending national champions in the event, tallied 269 points in the 18-field, two-division championship regatta. No. 2-ranked Yale won this year’s national title and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy with 121 points followed by No. 4 Georgetown (209 points) in second, Boston College (254 points) in third, No. 1 Stanford (260 points) in fourth, Tufts University (261 points) in fifth and Old Dominion (264 points) in sixth.   Sophomore Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) skippered […]

CofC Cougars Finish Fourth at Szambecki Team Race

CofC Cougars Finish Fourth at Szambecki Team Race

CHARLESTON, SC March 24, 2014 – The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team finished fourth at the 2014 Aaron Szambecki Team Race held over the weekend in Norfolk, Va. Hosted by Old Dominion, sailors were met with temperatures in the low 70s on shore with a sunny southwest wind. The Cougars went 14-7 against the eight-team field comprised of ODU, Georgetown, U.S. Naval Academy, Dartmouth, Stanford, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Yale. St. Mary’s won the regatta with a 16-5 record. CofC sailed skippers Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.), Ryan Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Nick Johnstone (Newport, R.I.) along with junior All-American crew Ali Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.), sophomore crew Beka Schiff (Tampa, Fla.), sophomore crew Emily […]

CofC Cougars Sailing Disperses for Full-Slated Weekend

CofC Cougars Sailing Disperses for Full-Slated Weekend

CHARLESTON, SC Mar. 7, 2014 – The College of Charleston sailing team will be spread across a wide variety of regattas over the weekend of March 8-9 as the team will be represented at five different regattas in five different states. The Cougars will compete in the St. Mary’s Team Race with skippers Jake Reynolds, Ryan Davidson, and Nick Johnstone leading crew members Ali Blumenthal, Emmy Stuart, and Septima McAdams. Chase Shaw and Becca Schiff will serve as alternates at the intersectional regatta. Meanwhile, at the Navy Women’s Regatta, skipper Clerc Cooper will sail alongside Elizabeth Chambers in the A Division, and Grace Lucas will sail with Morgan Buckley and Charlotte Saxe in the B Division. The Cougars will also […]

CofC Sailing Finishes Fourth at Bob Bavier Team Race

CofC Sailing Finishes Fourth at Bob Bavier Team Race

Detailed Results CHARLESTON, SC Mar. 3, 2014 – The College of Charleston sailing team finished fourth in a demanding field at the CofC-hosted Bob Bavier Team Race at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., March 1-2. The Cougars sailed alongside an elite field in a variety of weather conditions ranging from light rain on Saturday to brilliant sun on Sunday where the races were executed on Crab Bank, adjacent to the Patriots Point Marina. Charleston advanced to the final four series deep into Sunday afternoon, but were unable to match the tactics of Stanford, Georgetown and regatta-champion Yale en route to a respectable early-season fourth-place finish at the 2014 Bob Bavier Team Race. Also over the […]

Charleston Spring Coed, USF Women’s Regattas Up Next For CofC

Charleston Spring Coed, USF Women’s Regattas Up Next For CofC

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 14, 2014 – The home-hosted Charleston Spring Coed and the USF Women’s regattas are up next for the College of Charleston coed and women’s sailing teams this weekend on Feb. 16-17 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and St. Petersburg, Fla. The rotations for the home dinghy event at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex will see sophomore skipper Dodge Rees (Pensacola, Fla.) and junior crew Tierney Driscoll (Bayport, N.Y.) compete in A-Division and sophomore skipper Kyle Sutter (San Diego, Calif.) and sophomore crew Katie Dowling (Coronado, Calif.) in B-Division. In the first women’s regatta of the spring season hosted by South Florida, junior skipper Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.) and senior crew Elizabeth Chambers (Mooresville, N.C.) will sail […]

CofC Sailors Win Spring Opener, Offshore Team Places Second at SCOR

CofC Sailors Win Spring Opener, Offshore Team Places Second at SCOR

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 10, 2014 – The College of Charleston coed sailing team started off its spring season on a high note with a nine-point, opening-weekend victory over South Florida to win the SAISA Open regatta hosted by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Cougars, the No. 1 ranked SAISA team, edged out the competitive 20-team in-district field with a score of 45 points across two divisions and eight races ahead of second-place USF (54 points). Sophomore skipper Alex Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.) and freshman crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.) won three of the eight races for a first-place finish (18 points) in A-Division ahead of Miami (Fla.). In B-Division, freshman skipper Noah Blacker (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and freshman […]

CofC Sailing Commences Spring Season at SAISA Open

CofC Sailing Commences Spring Season at SAISA Open

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 7, 2014 – The College of Charleston coed sailing team commences the spring season at the SAISA Open hosted by Eckerd College on Feb. 8-9 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 20-team regatta field will include host Eckerd, South Florida, Rollins College, CofC, NC State, Miami (Fla.), Vanderbilt, Duke, Embry-Riddle, Clemson, North Carolina, Auburn, Jacksonville, New College, The Citadel, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, UNC Wilmington and Georgia Tech. In A-Division, the Cougars will sail sophomore skipper Alex Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.) and freshman crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.). Freshman skipper Noah Blacker (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and freshman crew Bayley Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.) will race in B-Division. “We are very excited about our spring schedule,” CofC Head Coach […]

A Pirate’s Exile
By January 21, 2014 Read More →

A Pirate’s Exile

Nick Turner SNEADS FERRY, NC January 21, 2013: (From Journal Entry) Dec 24th, 2012, “Christmas Eve on a sailboat…nice.  Went to the deck tonight for a cigarette and there was a huge pod of dolphins right off the starboard side of the stern…anchored off of South Edisto Island in SC.  Incredible area.  Haven’t heard an automobile in two days.  Saw a Bald Eagle today while we were dropping anchor.  It amazes me how close people are to something so overwhelmingly beautiful and most don’t take the time to see it.  I should really get some sleep tonight because we have a long day tomorrow.” I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of travel.  It seemed like this mysterious and seductive […]

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