Five Michigan sailors traveled to the Coast Guard Academy last weekend to compete in the Pine Trophy Regatta. Alex Ramos, DJ Litts, Jason Doyle, Max Odena, and Kirsten Boelkins left Friday morning for Connecticut to race Colgate 26's. Six races were completed Saturday in 70 degree weather under partially cloudy skies. The first day of racing proved very challenging, but the team managed to finish 5th for the day. The team returned home exhausted and after finishing homework went to bed early in order to get ready for the next day of racing.
Weather conditions on Sunday were similar to Saturday, with the wind picking up in the morning but subsiding slightly in the afternoon. The team fought hard and finished fourth overall, returning home to Ann Arbor early Monday morning.