The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane sailing home to victory in its first regatta


Ben Friedman, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

With its first regatta of the season last weekend, Tulane’s sailing team hit the water strong. In the Nelson Roltsch Regatta, named in 1984 after a Tulane sailing member who died while racing down the Mississippi coast, Tulane finished fourth out of eight teams. Members of the men’s sailing roster this seaso...

Tulane sailing finds winds of change in spring season opener

Courtesy of Dave Browning

Carrigan English, Training Chair

January 30, 2019

Tulane’s newest varsity sport began its first spring season this past weekend in Austin, Texas by participating in the South Eastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association Open. Though the team experienced struggles throughout its fall debut, the Green Wave sailors now seem to be finding their groove af...

Shape Up or Sail Out: Tulane Sailing seeks to improve after lackluster season start

Shape Up or Sail Out: Tulane Sailing seeks to improve after lackluster season start

Carrigan English, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

Courtesy of Dave Browning With Lake Pontratrain less than 30 minutes away from campus, it was only a matter of time before Tulane added a sailing team to its athletics program. In its debut season, there is no doubt that this team has experienced choppy waters, but it aims to gain its sea legs in its...

Launching the ships: Tulane sets sail

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018

While Tulane students and faculty were busy preparing for another academic year, the Green Wave Athletics department has been hard at work setting up the launch of the new varsity sailing program. Tulane Athletics announced the program would be elevated to varsity status this past June and officially designated...

From Norfolk to New Orleans: Charles Higgins named Tulane sailing head coach

Charles Higgins, recently hired as the head coach for Tulane's sailing team, works with student sailors at his previous institution. Higgins has been sailing since a young age, and worked at Old Dominion for 10 years before getting hired by Tulane Athletics this year.

Bess Turner, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017

In anticipation of the Tulane sailing team's transition to varsity status next year, Charles Higgins has been appointed the club's first-ever head coach. Higgins, originally from Texas, held an assistant coach position at Old Dominion for 10 years before packing up and moving to New Orleans to work w...

Navigating new waters: Tulane’s sailing team gains varsity status

Former vice president Miia Newman (skipper) and former president Alex Betzios (crew) sail at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Women's National Competition. With a promotion to varsity status and the addition of a head coach, sailing team members hope to eventually vie for a national championship.

Bess Turner, Sports Editor

August 24, 2017

   Director of Athletics Troy Dannen took the stage at a June 15 Athletics Department press conference to announce the Tulane sailing team would be transitioning from club status to varsity level. "It's a new era," Dannen said. This move was largely made possible by the donations of Elizabeth "Li...