Joel Bogaert, a 2019 Port St Joe High School graduate, joined the Jacksonville University Sailing Team. Jacksonville’s sailing team is a member of the Division I South Atlantic conference of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association that encompasses Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.
It is one of the newest and fastest-growing sailing programs in the country.
The South Division includes schools like Florida, Florida State, Miami and South Florida.
The sailing team has made four-straight appearances at the Co-ed National Semifinals and appeared in two straight Women’s National Semifinals and made two straight Atlantic Coast Championships appearances.
In addition to his sailing duties, Joel films practices and regattas with drones to assist the coaching staff.