|Christopher Dragon (Sydney 43)|
On Friday night a few team members had dinner with New York City and Westchester County Michigan alumni. We extend our gratitude to Buff for treating team members to a great dinner at Larchmont Yacht Club and Rich for organizing the dinner.
|Mad Dogs & Englishmen (J-109)|
Saturday’s Regatta Conditions featured cool 50-60 degree temperatures, 20-25 knot easterly winds and 2-5 foot waves, which provided for great off-shore sailing conditions. This was definitely a change of pace from Baseline Lake in Dexter, MI! Due to the conditions the Race Committee called for no spinnakers and changed the leeward gate to a single leeward mark. The IRC team won the first two races and the J-109 team finished in 5th then 3rd place. By the end of the second race the wind was gusting at 32 knots and the RC called racing for the day. The team enjoyed a great dinner and raffle at the Larchmont Yacht Club and rested up for another breezy day on Sunday. The team woke up bright and early ready to win some more races but after continuous postponements, racing was abandoned for the day due to high winds. The Christopher Dragon team took 1st overall in the fleet and Mad Dogs & Englishmen just missed the podium with a 4th place overall. We thank the Oliver and Davidson families for hosting our Michigan Sailors and to the Storm Trysail Club for once again putting on an incredible event.
-Elizabeth Smith '14