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NC State hosts Triangle Tango regatta

Posted April 4, 2015 6:29 p.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2015 7:02 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina State University sailing team hosted the 2nd Annual Triangle Tango regatta Saturday at Lake Wheeler Park in Raleigh.

Introduced in 2014 as a training event between NC State, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the regatta remains collegial but has increased in competitiveness, according to the SailPack Foundation.

"The Triangle Tango regatta is competitive, fun to watch and offers a great chance to showcase our program right here at home where we train,” said NC State head coach Dana Magliola. “College sailing, although fiercely competitive, is also characterized by an environment of sportsmanship. We want to see all three of these teams do well in our conference, but in our backyard we sail to win.”

Sailors competed in two divisions - each team raced with a skipper and crew in traditional dinghies around the lake.

"We train with these teams a few times each season and race against them almost every weekend in regattas all over the East Coast,” said NC State Sailing Team captain Paulina Spencer. “So we’re especially pumped
to have them at home and more importantly to win our home regatta.”

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