Regatta Report: John F. Kennedy Cup

SAILORS

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  • Grant Glover (‘19) - Skipper

  • Graham Eger (‘19) - Main Trim

  • Matt Greydanus (‘19) - Bow

  • Kyle Doyle (‘20) - Primary Trim

  • August Sturm (‘20)- Secondary/ Tactician

  • Max Ellsworth (‘21) - Mast

  • Garrett McQuinston (‘20) - Pit

  • Jake Orhan (‘21) - Float


SUMMARY

On Saturday morning, the gray, rainy weather cleared up and a strong northwesterly breeze filled in. The wind was gusting up to thirty knots, so spinnakers and genoas were restricted and the mains were reefed. These restrictions were in effect for all four races that were sailed on the first day.

On Sunday, the wind was a light easterly. Due to the dying wind, only one race was sailed the second day. The Wolverines got third place in the race that was sailed the second day. Overall, the team got ninth place.

Regatta Report: Wisco Women's

Sailors

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  • A Fleet:

    • Allison Marozza (‘21)

    • Murphy Vandervest (‘21)

  • B Fleet:

    • Sarah Youtt (‘21)

    • Kristen Picard (‘21)


Summary

Four sailors from the women’s team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend for Wisco Women’s. On Saturday, the wind was 20 gusting 40 knots with chop, so races were postponed for safety reasons. 

On Sunday, two rotations were set off in breeze of about 15 knots. The wind was coming from the south, so there were very apparent gusts filling in from either side of the course. Overall, A Fleet finished in second place, one point behind Wisconsin, and B Fleet finished in first place. The team achieved first place overall at the regatta. 


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: David Lee Arnoff Trophy

SAILORS

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  • A Fleet

    • Harrison George (‘22)- Skipper

    • Kristen Picard (‘21)- Crew

  • B Fleet

    • Sherman Thompson (‘22)- Skipper

    • Brendan Doyle (‘22)- Crew


SUMMARY

Four sailors from the Michigan Sailing coed team traveled to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to compete in the David Lee Arnoff Trophy. On Saturday, the sailors competed in fifteen races in 10-12 knots of breeze. On Sunday, the remaining eleven races were sailed in 10-14 knots with light chop. The team got ninth overall out of thirteen teams. A fleet came in eighth place and B fleet came in tenth place.


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Small Keelboat Scrimmage

SAILORS

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  • Grant Glover (‘19)- Skipper

  • Max Ellsworth (‘21)- Foredeck

  • Allison Engkvist (‘22)- Pit

  • Murphy Vandervest (‘21)- Trim


SUMMARY

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Four sailors went to the Naval Academy for the Small Keelboat Scrimmage this weekend, October 13-14. They sailed Colgate 26’s against eight other teams. On Saturday, the wind was an average of fifteen knots with gusts up to twenty knots, and for some of the races the team did not use a spinnaker. At the end of the first day, eight races were sailed and Michigan was tied for first place. On Sunday, the wind was too light to sail in, so the races were canceled. The Wolverines ended up in second place in the tiebreaker.


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Women's Showcase Finals

SAILORS

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  • A Fleet:

    • Jenna Probst (‘22)- Skipper

    • Sofia Gambini (‘18)- Crew

  • B Fleet:

    • Sarah Youtt (‘21)- Skipper

    • Maggie Carrol (‘21)- Crew


SUMMARY

The Michigan Sailing women’s team drove to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the Women’s Showcase Finals hosted by Boston University and MIT. On Saturday, it was rainy and 50 degrees. The wind on the Charles River ranged from 6-10 knots with shifts coming through the surrounding buildings. A fleet sailed in Fireflies while B fleet sailed in FJ’s, and ten races were sailed in the first day.

The second day, the wind started about 8 knots and increased while shifting West throughout the day. Eight more races were sailed, and the Wolverines finished strong overall in 13th place out of 18 teams. A fleet placed 6th in their division and B fleet placed 14th in their division.


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta and MCSA Match Race Quals

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  • Grant Glover (‘19)- Skipper

  • Garrett McQuinston (‘20)- Pit

  • Graham Eger (‘19)- Primary Trim

  • Max Ellsworth (‘21)- Mid-Bow

  • Murphy Vandervest (‘21)- Secondary Trim

  • Matt Greydanus (‘19)- Bow

  • Jimmy Clarke (‘20)- Mast

  • Matt Moores (‘21)- Main Trim

  • Axel Steinmetz (‘20)- Squirrel

 2018 IOR

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MCSA Match Race Qualifiers

  • August Sturm (‘20)- Skipper

  • Jake Orhan (‘21)- Tactician

  • Amy Baer (‘19)- Jib Spin

  • Kyle Doyle (‘20)- Bow


Thirteen of our sailors competed in keelboat events this past weekend, October 6-7. Nine sailors went to the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) in Larchmont, NY, and four sailors traveled to Sheboygan to sail in the MCSA Match Race Qualifiers.

At IOR, our team sailed a Turbo Farr 40 against teams from schools across the country. The wind on Saturday was 10-12 knots, and the team won the first race of the regatta. On Sunday, the breeze started out 8-12 knots, then died throughout the day. The team finished strong by winning the final race of the day. Overall, they achieved third place in their class.


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Cornell Women's, Harvard Coed Showcase, and Morton Schapiro Trophy

SAILORS

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Cornell Women’s: Susan Rogers ‘75 Memorial

  • A Fleet:

    • Jenna Probst (‘22)- Skipper

    • Claire Foley (‘20)- Crew

  • B Fleet:

    • Ambi Agrawal (‘20)- Skipper

    • Lily Sylvester (‘20)- Crew

Harvard Coed Showcase

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  • A Fleet:

    • Connor Goulet (‘21)- Skipper

    • Anna Wisotskey (‘19)- Crew

  • B Fleet:

    • Will Neubauer (‘20)- Skipper

    • Sarah Silvestri (‘19)- Crew

Morton Schapiro Trophy: Northwestern

 N. Daniel (‘21) & B. Doyle (‘22)

N. Daniel (‘21) & B. Doyle (‘22)

  • A Fleet: Wolverines 1

    • Sam Ephraim (‘21)- Skipper

    • Harrison Russell (‘21)- Crew

  • B Fleet: Wolverines 1

    • Nick Daniel (‘21)- Skipper

    • Brendan Doyle (‘22)- Crew

  • A Fleet: Wolverines 2

    • Raymond Cracchiolo (‘20)- Skipper

    • Henry Wolle (‘22)- Crew

  • B Fleet: Wolverines 2

    • Jack Webb (‘22)- Skipper

    • David Song (‘22)- Crew


SUMMARY

This weekend, 6-7 October, the Michigan sailing team attended three dinghy regattas at various schools across the country. Four sailors from the women’s team sailed at the Susan Rogers ‘75 Memorial at Cornell University, members of the coed team sailed at Harvard at the first Coed Showcase event, and eight of our new sailors traveled to Northwestern University for the Morton Schapiro Trophy.

At Cornell, thunderstorms delayed the 9:30am start time by two hours. The sailors went back out to sail on flat water in moderate breeze. Twelve races were completed by the finish of the first day, and three more races were sailed on Sunday. J. Probst (‘22) and C. Foley (‘20) finished fifth overall and fourth in A Division.

The Harvard Coed Showcase is the first of two showcase events for the winners of the coed national qualifying regattas held in the spring of 2018. On Saturday, races began in wind that built from 3-5 knots. Race 7 was called off due to a lack of wind, ending the day. On Sunday, the wind ranged from 2-6 knots. The sailors were able to complete three more races before the wind died out, ending the regatta.

Morton Schapiro Trophy was hosted by Northwestern and featured fourteen boats in each division from ten different schools across the MCSA. On both days, the wind was blowing about 17 knots and there were 3-4 foot waves that formed on Lake Michigan.


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Pere Marquette

SAILORS

A Fleet

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  • Harrison George (‘22)- Skipper

  • Murphy Vandervest (‘21)- Crew

B Fleet

  • Sarah Youtt (‘21)- Skipper

  • Matt Moores (‘21)- Crew


This weekend we sent four sailors to Milwaukee, Minnesota for the Pere Marquette regatta. The first day, the wind was offshore and consistently below five knots. The waves in Lake Michigan coupled with the shifty wind made for difficult conditions for racing. The races were postponed for a few hours in the morning due to the lack of wind. Overall, two complete rotations were completed for A and B divisions. The Michigan team improved in their racing throughout the day. 

On Sunday, the breeze started about 13 knots and died throughout the day. The races were held inside the break wall, so there was minimal chop. The team secured sixth place overall and had a great time at Marquette. 


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Cary Price Memorial

Sailors

 S. Gambini (‘19), J. Probst (‘22), C. Foley (‘20), A. Marozza (‘21)

S. Gambini (‘19), J. Probst (‘22), C. Foley (‘20), A. Marozza (‘21)

 C. Goulet (‘21), A. Wisotskey (‘19), C. Foley (‘20), S. Silvestri (‘19), W. Neubauer (‘20)

C. Goulet (‘21), A. Wisotskey (‘19), C. Foley (‘20), S. Silvestri (‘19), W. Neubauer (‘20)

  • A Fleet:

    • Allison Marozza (‘21) - Skipper

    • Claire Foley (‘20) - Crew

    • Connor Goulet (‘21) - Skipper

    • Anna Wisotskey (‘19) - Crew

  • B Fleet:

    • Jenna Probst (‘22) - Skipper

    • Sofia Gambini (‘19) - Crew

    • Will Neubauer (‘20) - Skipper

    • Sarah Silvestri (‘19) - Crew


Summary

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This past weekend, September 22-23, the Michigan Sailing Team hosted the annual Cary Price Memorial Regatta. Teams from across the Midwest along with interconference teams came to race in this Fall Championships qualifying regatta on Baseline Lake.

 J. Probst (‘22) & S. Gambini (‘19)

J. Probst (‘22) & S. Gambini (‘19)

On Saturday, four sailors from our women’s team competed in A and B fleet. The wind started at ten knots and died throughout the day, causing multiple postponements and an early end to the race day. Despite sailing in dying, shifty wind conditions, the women’s team gained a fourteen-point lead on the second place Notre Dame, winning seven of the nine races of the day. In her debut regatta with the Michigan Sailing Team, freshman J. Probst won every race in B division on Saturday.

 A. Marozza (‘21) & C. Foley (‘20)

A. Marozza (‘21) & C. Foley (‘20)

On Sunday, the teams again experienced Baseline Lake’s characteristic light, shifty wind. Four different sailors— C. Goulet (‘21), A. Wisotskey (‘19), S. Silvestri (‘19), and W. Neubauer (‘20)— sailed for the Michigan Sailing team. By the end of the day, these sailors were able to keep the team in first place, winning the regatta by twenty-one points. Notre Dame earned second place, and Vanderbilt finished in third place.


Written by: S. Youtt (‘21)

Regatta Report: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

Sailors

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  • Grant Glover (‘19)- Skipper

  • August Sturm (‘20)- Tactician

  • Graham Eger (‘19)- Bow

  • Jake Orhan (‘21)- Primary

  • Murphy Vandervest (‘21)- Secondary

  • Garrett McQuiston (‘20)- Mast/ Pit


The 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (GLIOR) was hosted at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club in association with Northwestern University. It was sailed in Tartan 10’s with teams from nineteen schools.

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On Saturday, September 15th, the weather was sunny and eighty degrees. Races began at 9:30am with wind conditions variable from the northeast between 5 and 10 knots. The Wolverines won the first race, but were considered OCS. After protesting the race committee and losing, the OCS was maintained. They continued throughout the day to achieve two third-place finishes and one fourth-place finish, ending the day in seventh place. Following the races, Quantum Sails led a debrief.

On Sunday, the conditions were 5 to 10 knots again, and the Wolverines finished the final three races with an eighth-place and two third-places. Overall, the team finished in third place out of nineteen boats.

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Written by S. Youtt (‘21)