Sailing World is bringing back the Guide to College Sailing. We published this annual special section for much of the previous decade, but haven’t done so of late. Now we have a new sponsor and it is returning.
To do it correctly, though, we need the help of the people who have their Aigles on the dock, to borrow a common expression.
Sailing World is looking for an 800 to 1,000-word essay on how to make the most of your first year of college and college sailing. The story should be directed toward high school students who will soon be attending college and written with the goal of helping learn from your mistakes, successes, and all-around experience. The best way to think of it may be to imagine that a younger sibling or family friend, who plans to sail competitively in college, has asked you, “How do I make the most of my first year at school? What do I need to do or know to have success on the water—both at practice
and in regattas—in the classroom, and around campus?”
Humor is good, as are some entertaining personal anecdotes, but the story must contain some real advice, and advice that is applicable to incoming college sailors attending schools from Florida to Washington State.
The winning entry will be published in Sailing World and receive a cash prize of $800. Is there a catch? Of course. The deadline in March 14. This has come together rather quickly and we need to get moving so we can get everything to the printer on time.
If you have any questions, please let us know. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing what you can come up with.
Email submissions to:
Sailing World magazine
Check out these stories from previous editions of SW‘s College Guide: