The Jacksonville University community turned out this week to wish sophomore Charlotte Rose good luck as she attempts to secure a place on the US Olympic sailing team.
Charlotte left Thursday for the Radial World Championships beginning Friday, Feb. 21, in Melbourne, Australia. President Tim Cost ’81, sailing teammates, members of the Spirit Teams and Pep Band, faculty, staff and friends all turned out to see Charlotte off.
The 19-year-old Houston native enters the competition ranked No. 1 in the United States and ninth in the world. She holds a three-point lead over Paige Railey of Clearwater in an event where only one sailor gets an Olympics berth.
If Charlotte holds that lead, she will compete in the Olympics this July and August.
Last September, Charlotte won the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association’s conference championship, the first conference title for a JU sailor.