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Kings grad tapped for sailing regatta

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Craig Muller, a 2015 Kings graduate and a member of the University of Toledo sailing team, has been awarded the opportunity to participate in a world-renowned regatta as a freshman.

The EDHEC Cup (shown above) is the largest international collegiate offshore regatta in the world. The 48th Cup will be held this year on Morlaix Bay in Roscoff, France, from April 15 to April 23.

EDHEC is expecting over 3,000 students to participate from more than 160 schools and universities in 23 countries. Today the EDHEC is composed of four different trophies that include diverse sports: the Sea Trophy (the regatta), the Land Trophy (a multi-sport raid), the Sand Trophy (a beach soccer, beach rugby and beach volley competition) and the Air Trophy (a kitesurfing and windsurfing contest).

Toledo is able to participate in the EDHEC this year with minimum airfare and travel expenses after winning the US intercollegiate regatta.

Craig is unbelievably honored to be chosen to join the UT sailing team, especially as a freshman. “I am immensely humbled to be given the opportunity above other upper classmen,” he says. “As a freshman I am very honored to even have made the list of people that are given the chance to go.”

Although some road bumps have troubled Craig and his team along the way, they don’t expect anything to keep them from traveling to France. ”While France has presented its financial troubles for not just me but the team, we are confident that we will be able to raise all the money.”

Donations are welcome, and supporters are encouraged to donate via the following link https://give2ut.utoledo.edu/sailingclub.asp. Donors are encouraged to leave a comment after donating so that they can be credited with their contribution. “We recognize the hardest worker when it comes to fundraising,” Craig states. “They also earn a free dinner from the officers.”

More information can be found on the University of Toledo Sailing Club Facebook page.

Amanda Bledsoe

By Amanda Bledsoe

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