420 dinghies in action

Colin McDowell '18 has gained approval to start a new campus organization, the BW Club Sailing Team, which is currently recruiting new members.

New Sailing Club Docks at BW

March 11, 2017

McDowell sailing at Leukemia cup

Sometimes students discover a passion at BW. Other times they introduce the BW community to what they already love to do.

Accounting and marketing major Colin McDowell '18 has gained approval to start a new campus organization, the BW Club Sailing Team, which is currently recruiting new members – both experienced and novice sailors. Hannah Evan '17 and Erik Lee '19 have already signed on to help lead the group.

"I’ve sailed my whole life and wanted to bring my passion to BW," said McDowell. "In addition to being immersed in nature, sailing builds a great deal of character. It pushes you beyond your limits and tests your resilience."

Training for Spring Regattas

The club’s affiliation with the Cleveland Foundry, a rowing and sailing training center for Cleveland’s student-athletes, enables BW students to utilize the Foundry’s two-person 420 dinghies, coaches, workout equipment and facilities.

McDowell hopes to compete in three regattas this spring, sailing in both team and fleet races sanctioned by the Midwestern Collegiate Sailing Association.

The club meets regularly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and has conditioning and meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cleveland Foundry.

Interested students can drop in at the next meeting on Wednesday, March 15 in room 204 at the Lou Higgins Recreation Center.

 420 dinghies in action