Photos and text by Gregory Moreno
Unbeknownst to many students at San Francisco State, the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism department offers a sailing class that meets on Lake Merced during the last four Fridays of the Spring semester. The class has been offered since the 1970s, but was downgraded from a semester-long three-unit class to a one-unit class two years ago thanks to budget cuts. Chair of the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism department, Patrick Tierney, says the class is very popular for GE units. Although, “most people take it not so much for the units…I think they take it because they want to take it,” said Tierney.