Friday, September 14, 2012

Alumni Regatta a Big Success


After Saturday’s successful alumni tailgate and football win over Air Force, the Michigan Sailing Team hosted eleven alumni from as far away as New York to compete in a casual alumni regatta. Alumni teams, together with some current teammates filling extra spots, sailed seven races Sunday morning. Navigating some tricky Baseline Lake conditions that saw shifts of 60 degrees and velocity ranging from 0 up to 8 knots, Doug and Mary Ellen Wefer emerged victorious.
After the racing concluded, the team barbequed up a delicious lunch and various board members gave presentations about the team’s future plans and goals. The alumni were also walked through the team’s fundraising efforts to build an endowment for the team and replace its fleet of aging fleet of Club 420s. Following the awards, the sailors all enjoyed sharing stories about the team and their various regatta memories. Thanks to all the alumni for coming out and making the event a huge success. We look forward to growing the event and seeing you next year!
  1. Doug Wefer ('83) & Mary Ellen Wefer
  2. Sammy Barbour ('11) & Kathryn Burt ('12)
  3. Ben Capuco ('86) & Jay Dunwell ('87)
  4. David Bailey ('89) & Rachel Bailey
  5. Dominic Piro ('09) & David Oliver
  6. Mike Vittorio ('12) & Ashley Vittorio
  7. Fiona Saunders ('96) & Rachel Barch
  8. Brand Koster ('12) & Katie Barbour

For information on upcoming alumni events or sailing team regattas in your area please contact us at or check out our schedule page on this site