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Student-made sailors set their sails for competition

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Courtesy of Philip Lopez

Anchor’s away and set the sails! History senior Phillip Lopez takes to the sea as the sailing club president. Lopez has been a part of the sailing club all four of his years here at Loyola.

Growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, Lopez spent a lot of time around the water, as he started sailing and competing his junior year of high school.

The sailing team has been an intramural sport since the early 2000s, but it hasn’t competed in a regatta in four years, according to Lopez.

Lopez is the last survivor of the group that sailed in the regattas. When the sailing club was competing, they played against Tulane, as well as schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.

The sailing team are hoisting the sails to rebuild their team for the upcoming semester. They hope to compete in a regatta in the upcoming years, according to Lopez.

“You don’t have to know how to sail or even swim. We’ll teach you both,’’ Lopez said.

His goal is to gain more people, teach them, and share his love for sailing.

Rather than a team, Lopez sees the sailing club as a “really good group of friends,” who want to teach people about their love of being outdoors.

“You can look us up on HowlConnect where we have a GroupMe,” Lopez said. You can also catch Lopez and other members of the sailing team on Feb. 1 in the Peace Quad for the “Countdown to Carnival” involvement fair.

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Sam Guillotte, Assistant Sports Editor
Sam Guillotte currently serves as The Maroon’s Assistant Sports Editor. Sam is a freshman majoring in journalism and working towards a minor in marketing. Outside of The Maroon, Sam plays for Loyola’s beach volleyball team. Sam can be contacted at [email protected].

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