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Around the world in 15 months: Local boater offers experience of a lifetime

By Delaney Brown Students looking for an adventure can now sail across the seven seas. Local boater Johannes “Jopie” Helsen, 69, is looking for a USF St. Petersburg student to join him as he circumnavigates the globe, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Helsen hopes that he can find a student who is […]

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Sailing students take Kennedy Cup from Navy

Sitting in class, Andrew “Ty” Baird listened to another student complain about the lack of competitive sports on campus. Baird sighed and lifted his USF sailing backpack, but didn’t say a word. It’s a comment he’s heard too many times. “We’re literally out there all the time,” Baird said. “I mean, have you been on […]

Around the world in 15 months: Local boater offers experience of a lifetime

Student sails in second place victory

Competing against 18 full rig sailors, freshman Christopher Stocke cruised into the National Sailing Competition in Chicago this past December and brought home a second place victory. Each sailor had to place in regional competitions in order to qualify for the national event. The competition took place Dec. 4 through Dec.6 at the Chicago Yacht […]