From the Road: College Sailing Photo Contest

Sometimes, the journey to a regatta is just as memorable as the racing. This fall, we asked students to share the essence of the college sailing road trip with our photo contest. Here are all the honorable mentions, and the winners.

We're a team, and we act like it. Go Irish! -Becky Jegier
A foggy, windless morning at Dartmouth. -SW member katieandril
Following the Top-9 regatta hosted by SUNY Maritime Academy all nine teams helped to pack up SUNY's boats in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. -SW member alexcrawford
The great thing about college sailing is the ability to rekindle bonds with old friends and meet new ones. F is for friends not food! [Picture taken on Yale's dock during the Yale Women's Regatta] -SW member Johnsonm16
USC teammates getting ready for the start ... sorta. -SW member ez123
Austin Hodges from ASU Sailing getting some fresh air on the way back from the 2012 PCCSC South 3-4 Regatta in Newport Beach, Calif. Photo by Spenser Branch. -ASU Sailing via Facebook
spring break '12 RWU -Kelly Stannard via Twitter
-SW member bodeco
We packed our bags, sailing gear, and freshmen sailors in the trunk... looks like we're all set to go. -Becky Jegier
The Car Cinema: What better way to get pumped up for a weekend of sailing than watching the College Sailing Nationals? As the NC State Sailing Team heads down to compete in the SAISA Fall Conference Championship, everyone watches the races on one of their laptops. An eleven hour drive to St. Petersburg wouldn't be complete without some sailing entertainment! -SW member katherinek62
Oklahoma State sailor trying to catch Cheetos in his mouth as we are waiting for the car to fill up on the way to Galveston. -Connor Murphy via Facebook
The Michigan Sailing Team scrounging for food in Annapolis, we're not only hungry for a win! -SW member lizsmith565
C-A-N-E-S, 'Canes! University of Miami Women's Sailing Team at the Navy Fall Women's Championships this year. -SW member majorsailing
A USC freshman sailor passed out on the drive back from the Stoney Burke on the 5. -Alessandro Bartolomeo Marazzi-Sassoon via Facebook
Northeastern Sailing enroute to St. Mary's for ACTs, keeping ourselves entertained with "bailer head" (or president) card game. -Conor Lodge via Facebook
Minnesota women make it to to the Gorge- Nationals 2011. -@sailor_sinn via Twitter
On a long road trip to Hobart, Washington College team members engineered a hammock to take a break from the uncomfortable bench seating in the van. -SW member tjheist
TAMUG sailing on a road trip to Austin in 2010. The truck couldn't handle smell anymore! -Collin Weston via Facebook
At Dartmouth for the Capt. Hurst. -SW member wdbanks
Coming back from district champs last spring, the Cougar Coed squad hit traffic and ended up being parked on I-95 for several hours. Obviously, we couldn't sit still. -SW member bdclark
Two members from the N.C. State sailing team watch the races. -SW member katherinek62
Third Place: As puffy fall clouds float over the shores of Seattle, the University of Victoria Sailing Club makes their van a home away from home at the Cascadia Cup, hosted by the University of Washington. All it takes is a burgee to spruce up the ride and show some school spirit. Photo from @uvicsailing via Twitter
Second Place: Squeezing all the gear and schoolwork needed for a weekend away from campus into a van takes skill. Dartmouth senior Madi Gamble captured this artfully crafted duffel Tetris after the Women's ACCs at Connecticut College.
First Place: Notre Dame sophomore Becky Jegier captured the freedom and fun of traveling as a team last fall at the Pere Marquette in Milwaukee, Wisc. "It was the ultimate test of teamwork," she says of the mid-air high five. With a view of St. Joe's Lake from her first-year dorm, Jegier decided to try sailing; she joined the club and has been hooked ever since.