Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Cary-Price Memorial

Seago '14 and Wallace '15 in A Division
The University of Michigan Sailing Team hosted our annual intersectional fall regatta, The Cary-Price Memorial, over the weekend of October 5-6. Our co-ed and women's teams were joined for the weekend by the University of Illinois, Denison, the University of Miami (Ohio) and Purdue.  The teams arrived Friday night and attended a social event with the Michigan team before waking up early Saturday morning to make the drive to Baseline Lake.
The weather on Saturday wasn’t the greatest, with overcast skies and humid conditions. The temperatures were in 60’s-70’s and there was a 2-6 knot southerly breeze which allowed for classic light air racing on Baseline Lake. In A Division, our co-ed team had Ryan Seago ’14, Ryan Davidson ’15 and Elizabeth Wallace ’15 and B division consisted of Tom Etheridge ’16, Will Cyr ’14 and David Oliver ’14. Our Women’s team was comprised of Emily Gazall ’16 and Alsion Bradley ’16 in A and Abigail Rogers ’16 and Tori Noble ’17 making up the B division team. After a delicious lunch donated by one of the Michigan parents, Mrs. Seago, the teams continued sailing in very light wind until the end of the day. After 6 races in A and 4 in B, the Michigan co-ed team had 15 pts, leading Miami of Ohio with 28 pts. and Denison with 35 pts.

Cyr '14 and Oliver '14 leading around the leeward mark
On Sunday, the teams arrived to light rain and muggy conditions with a 5-10 knot southerly breeze. Racing continued until early in the afternoon before the awards and then everyone headed home.  After 10 races in both divisions, Michigan co-ed finished first overall, followed by Miami in second and Denison in third.  Thank you to all the teams that came out, and we hope to see them all and more at our next regatta, Michigan Team Race, the first weekend in November! A big thank you also to Dr. Dubois for running race committee, George Griswold our chief judge, Mosher Jordan for donating awards, Mrs. Seago for lunch on Saturday, and Barry Bagels for breakfast both days.  Go blue!

-Jean Rafaelian '16