Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Timmie’s Tune-Up @ Northwestern Nov. 10-11 2012

A flamboyant bunch of 14 sailors headed out to Evanston, IL this past weekend to take on various teams in the MCSA that included Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Chicago and Purdue. Packed tightly into three cars, we headed out Friday night with an itching to sail. Rising bright and early on Saturday morning, we took to Northwestern’s boathouse on Lake Michigan, rigged up the two boats we towed, and headed out on the water. We had three boats sailing in both A and B divisions. Conditions were moderate with a warm breeze coming from the southwest. Gusts up to 20 knots provided for an exciting sail, but we hadn’t gotten more than one rotation in before a thunderstorm rolled in, causing about a two-hour delay. Once the storm had passed, we packed another rotation in before the sun had set. Unfortunately, severe wind conditions prevented any sailing on Sunday, so after awards we were on our way back to the mitten. Thanks to Matt Graham (’13) skippering in A division and Ryan Seago (’14) skippering B division, the University of Michigan Sailing Team was able to take first overall and first in both divisions. It was a successful weekend for UofM as they dominated Northwestern both on the football field and on the water. Sail to the victors!

-Abby Rogers '16