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Sailing at the Naval Academy

Midshipmen participate in a sailing exercise at the Naval Academy.

Sailing at the Naval Academy
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Midshipmen participate in a sailing exercise at the Naval Academy. As part of their curriculum, midshipmen gain experience with fundamentals of naval operations, including navigation and seamanship. At the same time, they take courses in their major and develop their leadership and teamwork skills.

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