Monday, April 19, 2010

Big Ten Team Race

The first weekend in April the Michigan Sailing Team hosted the annual Big Ten Team Race on Baseline lake. Since it was during spring break for many of the Midwest teams, we were fortunate to have Northwestern and Minnesota bring multiple teams. Saturday was warm and beautiful until a 47 knot squall caused 6 boats (including the race committee) to flip in a matter of seconds. Sailing was canceled for the rest of the day. Sunday 11 races were sailed to finish a second rotation. Three protests were filed, one was heard resulting in a DSQ. Michigan won the regatta with 8 wins and 0 losses. Go Blue!
Also, a huge thanks to Sperry Top Sider for sponsoring the event with prizes for our winners.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Season Kickoff

This past weekend the team sent 6 girls to Annapolis to start off the season at the Navy Women's Intersectional. Even though the weather was not ideal, persistent rain and crazy winds, Britt, Christina, Rachel, Kirsten, Kelsey, and Lauren had a great time being back in a boat for the first time this year.

Coming up:
-Next weekend the team will be attending St. Mary's Women's Intersectional
-The last weekend in March the team will be attending 3 regattas! Freshmen Icebreaker at Norte Dame, Admiral Moore Team Race at NY Maritime, and Boston Dinghy Cub at Harvard/MIT
-Easter Weekend-The Michigan Sailing Team will be hosting the annual Big 10 Team Race on Baseline Lake!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Strictly Sail 2010

The Michigan Sailing Team will once again be attending Strictly Sail in Chicago, starting Thursday January 28. If you're in town stop by our booth to get some great new Michigan Sailing gear and meet some team members!