The IUP Sailing Club recognizes the Corinthian spirit as inherent to good sailing and good citizenship. Each year it may recognize one or more members as models of that spirit. Seniors Karl Richter (Safety Science) and Philip Dorn (Hospitality Management) received the innagural award in May 2016.
According to US Sailing, “The Corinthian Spirit” entails “Good sportsmanship, rules compliance, helping other sailors, putting your crew first, good behavior, and prioritizing values all add up to the Corinthian Spirit…. It provides the framework within which sailors can pursue their own personal goals and have fun with friends.” (US Sailing)
Karl Richter has been a member of the club for eight semesters, serving as Fleet Captain, Educator, and Equipment Manager. As a club officer, he participated in regattas and devoted over 160 hours of service to the club and Yellow Creek State Park. He instructed IUP students in learn to sail and helped facilicate outreach programs.
Philip Dorn has been a member for four semesters, serving as treasurer and 2016 club president. Phil has volunteered over 60 hours to club projects and work at Yellow Creek State Park, including construction, landscaping, and leading sailing outreach programs.
Both sailors have represented IUP at regattas in the Mid-Atlantic Sailing Association.