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Sailing and Schoolwork

(Academics, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Alexander Lloyd 06 October 2009

Whoa! Time sure is flying by quick this semester - nearly six weeks have passed since my return from leave. School has definitely kept me occupied this year. With three labs per week, I think it safe to say I have a fair course load under my belt as I am starting to get into my Mechanical Engineering major-specific classes. Although the workload has been heavy at times, I am definitely learning a lot and have become more interested and excited in my major.

In addition to school, nearly every weekend since school started has been occupied by my involvement with the Academy’s offshore sailing team. I have raced in numerous local events out in the Long Island Sound onboard the Academy’s J120 sailboat, Ricochet, traveled to Annapolis to compete in an intercollegiate big boat regatta at the Naval Academy, and am currently looking forward to racing in a large intercollegiate race just north of New York City this coming weekend.

Between sailing and schoolwork, I haven’t had a whole lot of downtime, but I can definitely come to conclusion that time is going by quick, and my quality of life here is only improving as time passes.

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