The College of Charleston Sailing Department is pleased to announce it’s newest venture- the Offshore Sailing Team.
Despite being a relatively new branch of sailing here at the College of Charleston, the Offshore team boasts an impressive resume having been comprised of an accomplished list of sailors with a wide range of experience; from Transpac to Bermuda Races and Farr 40 circuit racing to Class One Match Racing.
This relatively new team will lead the way for Charleston Sailing into a new arena that will hopefully open up a whole new array of opportunities for sailors coming to the college to enjoy the Cougar sailing program. The team has been sailing together since late in the fall of 2012 and have enjoyed racing in the local Charleston Ocean Racing Circuit where they have been widely supported.
Their coach, Ned Goss is an accomplished sailor himself and was a former member of the US Sailing team, a world champion in the Fireball Class and is Dockmaster to the Charleston program and responsible for their fleet of 59 boats.
March of 2013 presented the Offshore Sailing Team with their first true Offshore Varsity Team event; the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, which was sailed in Los Angeles using the Catalina 37s. This event hosted 10 of the best Offshore programs in the nation.
The Offshore Cougars sailors claimed Second overall in this event, making a bold statement in their first ever collegiate regatta as a team.
The Offshore team is looking onward to this coming season as they plan to compete in even more big boat events, and develop themselves as a strong entity on the Offshore collegiate sailing circuit.