On February 21st, 2021, the Farragut sailing team competed in a sailing scrimmage regatta in Venice, FL. It was the first regatta they have participated in for the past two years.
Admiral Farragut Academy recently came into possession of a 33-foot Navy personnel carrier. Dockmaster and sailing instructor Chief Master-at-Arms (EXW) Dan Kühl, USNR (Ret) plans to refit the vessel with the help of interested students, and later it will serve a multitude of purposes for Naval Science, Scuba, Marine Science, and even Lower School students.
On Saturday, November 14th, 2020, Admiral Farragut Academy upper school students along with Residential Life TAC Mentor and Dockmaster Chief Dan Kuhl participated in the 24th annual American Legion’s Veterans Day Boat Parade in Madeira Beach, Florida. This was the second year our students appeared in the parade and they were involved in various ways to support this event. All proceeds from the parade went to support local veteran’s charities.
With 86 years of history, Farragut has seen its alumni do many amazing things. We’ve seen our graduates become Navy admirals, professional athletes, movie stars, and, famously, moonwalking astronauts.
Many alumni attribute their success to the skills they learned at Farragut, and 1966 graduate Tom Carbaugh is no exception.
During the September 29-30 weekend, the Admiral Farragut Academy Sailing team traveled to Hollywood, Florida for their first regatta of the season, the SAISA South Points # 1. Due to the red tide, the waterfront has been closed, making it difficult for the team to get on the water and prepare. Despite this challenge, the team including juniors Rex Walrond and Emmett Serentez, freshmen Osvaldo DeLeona and Alex Erwin, and their coach Rebecca Hofmeister headed to the other coast to compete. Read more
Written By: Sailing Coach Rebecca Hofmeister
Dawn breaks. The temperature outside is a crisp 54 degrees with overcast skies and impending rain. On December 9th the high school sailors from Admiral Farragut Academy loaded up in the car to head down to Sarasota for the third regatta of the season. The three teams of sailors, consisting of cadets Robert Laovoravit ‘18, Rex Walrond ‘19, Emmett Senentz ‘19, William Ries ‘22, and Osvaldo De Leon ‘22, had been preparing for this moment for weeks, and practiced at the waterfront almost every day. Read more
The sail team recently competed in the first regatta of the 2016-17 South East Interscholastic Sailing Association (SEISA) South Points Series, finishing a respectable 24th out of 26 teams. The event, which was hosted by Shorecrest Preparatory School at the Davis Island Yacht Club, features some of the best varsity high school teams in the region, including Tampa Riverview, H.B. Plant, Ransom Everglades, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Read more
“Building the Leaders of Tomorrow…Through Experience Today”
LeaderSail is an exciting and demanding leadership development program built around sail training and marine exploration. Developed by retired Naval Officers, this adventure of a lifetime has been structured to provide hands-on leadership and seamanship training. Based in the British Virgin Islands, this program offers unparalleled sailing, snorkeling, and island exploration opportunities set in a tropical paradise. Read more
At a recent regatta in Ft. Lauderdale, Bo Bartee ’17, a first-year student at Farragut who is from Alice Springs, Australia, looked around and realized sailing was a pretty big deal in the high school sporting scene. Read more