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Get wind of sailing team


If you need a great way to sail into the new semester, NMU’s sailing team has done exactly that since 2007. They are currently welcoming new members and willing to teach anyone to sail.

“It really is a fun way to get on the water and meet so many new people, not just from NMU but from all the other schools we travel to,” Team Captain Nicole Fassnacht explained. “It really is a different kind of social community with sailors.”

In addition to competing against other universities, the NMU sailing team hopes to hold some off-season team bonding activities and some social events and fundraisers to support their cause. The sailing team encourages participation in what Fassnacht calls an “uncommon” sport. 

“Sailing really can take you anywhere around the world. I have sailed internationally and had so many good experiences,” she said.

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 The team generally meets on weekdays in the fall to sail at Mattson Lower Harbor. They also travel to competitions and face other universities in the spring and fall seasons.

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