Sailing Programs Delayed by Ice

Published 04/02 2014 06:50PM

Updated 04/02 2014 06:58PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Frozen over Lake Champlain is delaying some high school and college sports. Sailboats at Burlington's Community Sailing Center are idle. By this time last year, the Northern Vermont High School and UVM Sailing Team had already been on the water for a month! For UVM, that means more workouts and indoor meetings.

"A lot of the teams that we compete against are starting even as early as February, end of February so we're obviously at a disadvantage there,” UVM Sailing Head Coach David Thompson said.

"We make the best use of our time at meetings on Monday nights, talking strategy and technique and reviewing what we learned over the past weekends when we were traveling," UVM sailor Lauren Jones added.

The UVM Sailing Team will hit the water as soon as ice clears from area boat launches.

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