Eager to get involved in the loving CB community, the two expert sailors came up with the idea for a club that all students can enjoy and learn unique aquatic skills. As the ocean breeze hits the massive sails, Hallie Mikacich (’19) and Lucas Vallejo (’19) grab the heavy mast to propel the new sailing […]
Eager to get involved in the loving CB community, the two expert sailors came up with the idea for a club that all students can enjoy and learn unique aquatic skills.
As the ocean breeze hits the massive sails, Hallie Mikacich (’19) and Lucas Vallejo (’19) grab the heavy mast to propel the new sailing club onto Christian Brothers’ campus. As co-presidents of the new addition to the clubs at CB, the freshmen hope to promote high school sailing and teamwork by instructing and supporting current and future sailors.
“We hope we can get more people interested in sailing so we can have a sailing community here at CB,” explained Hallie, who has been sailing since kindergarten.
Joining the club allows students to learn sailing fundamentals such as boating safety and rigging with professional instructors through the Lake Washington Sailing Club at the Port of West Sacramento. No experience is necessary — only a good attitude and willingness to learn.
The hope is to get a group of kids out there once a week to practice for what will grow into a competing sailing team.
“We want to get kids out on the water to have fun and sail,” Lucas shared.
The club hopes to create themed meeting and sailing days with the intention of uniting CB sailors in a fun-filled environment.
“One day the theme would be teamwork and we would have a three legged race, T-shirts designing and the snack would be seaweed,” Hallie informed the Talon with a energetic smile.
Vivi Sweha (’16), a novice sailor, joined the club searching for new experiences for her senior year.
“I joined the club because it’s a completely different club from all the others at CB,” she says. “It sounded like fun and a cool experience that I could have during my senior year.”
This new club was made for people who enjoy learning new skills, crave adventure, love the water, and want to learn a new hobby.
Because the club is so fresh and does not even have a moderator yet, Lucas and Hallie have high hopes that soon they will begin meetings and get people excited and out on the water.