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Tars Compete on Biscayne Bay

Tars Compete on Biscayne Bay

MIAMI, Fla. (March 5, 2019) - The Rollins varsity sailing team departed Winter Park over the weekend and traveled south toward the tip of the Florida peninsula and the clear waters of Biscayne Bay for the second points regatta of the spring.

The next morning, the Tars were up early and off to the the US Olympic Sailing Center, home base for the day's competition, where the Tars went to square off against division rivals from universities and colleges stretching from Tallahassee to Miami, and with points at stake that will determine the final ranking of teams in their division.

Conditions at the Sailing Center were a flat calm, and it wasn't until nearly 11 AM when flags and wind vanes began to stir with the bay's normally dependable breezes.

The breezes would improve throughout the day and enable the team were able to complete full rotations in both divisions.

The Tars were paced by Nick Baker and Simon Munoz in A-division, and Teagan Walsh, Cooper Anderson and Harrison Fang in B.

Munoz stepped up to skipper for the first time in a SAISA event taking the helm in six races after recent success in practice races on the friendly confines of Lake Virginia.

Combined, the Tars finished sixth or better in half of the races and finished ranked 7th overall in the event.

That finish helped the Tars emerge from the weekend's competition tied with the Florida State Seminoles for sixth place in SAISA's southern division.

"We continue to work at re-emerging as a presence in our conference, and to stay in the hunt for a slot in the conference championship," said Coach Dave Herbster. "We like where we are headed."

Next, the Tars look ahead to spring break with points at stake in regattas at Jacksonville U on the St. Johns River and at Lake Wauberg hosted by the Florida Gators.

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