We arrived Friday night, and stayed with locals Frank and Phyllis Thesier who gave us a warm welcoming to their home. We awoke Saturday morning to a cold morning and
|From left-to-right: Cyr, Oliver, Semack, Cyr|
plenty of breeze. The venue for the regatta was Sail Sheboygan, a well-established match racing venue with new Sonars. 6 MCSA teams were represented, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan State, and UIC. In this line up, we were most worried about Wisconsin, who is usually our toughest competitor, and had been sparring in J22s during most of this semester. After a double round robin, we ended the day 9-1, putting us in first place with one loss to Minnesota. We were all excited about our successful day but knew that we were not out of the woods just yet, with semi-finals and finals still to come on Sunday.
On Saturday night we took the advice of our host Phyllis to try out a local place Legend Larrys for good wings and the Detroit Tiger’s game. It was a fun night in Sheboygan, even
Sunday morning was full of fog and, as expected in Wisconsin, more cold weather. The race committee did not hesitate to push us out onto the water. Semi-finals was a best of 3 series, in which we were matched up against Michigan State. We won two races in a row, and moved right on to finals! Wisconsin had beaten Minnesota in semi-finals to meet us in the finals, another best of 3 series. Tensions were high, and the racing was very
We are proud of our performance, and very excited for nationals in St. Petersburg, Florida in late November. We'd like to thank our gracious hosts Frank and Phyllis, the regatta officials who ran a great regatta, and to Sail Sheboygan for being a great venue.
Stay tuned for nationals!
-Chris Cyr '16