Michigan competed in Newport at the Sperry Women’s Eastern Semifinals. See full scores here.
Skipper - Jenna Probst
Crews - Kristen Picard & Maggie Carroll
Skipper - Allison Marozza
Crews - Sarah Silvestri & Sarah Youtt
Our sailors arrived on Tuesday ready for the first day of nationals. The whole day had strong, consistent breeze from the Northwest. The wind and current made for some chop and waves. Our sailors competed in FJs. Race Committee completed 8 races for both divisions. The racing ended around 7, making for a long day on the water. Our sailors had a fun first day, and rested up for the following day of competing.
Wednesday began with similar strong breeze, this time coming more from the North. Wolverines sailed 420s for the day. After the first set, the wind began to die. The next set proved to be very challenging for all of the competitors as the breeze died and the fighting current quickened. After a slight delay, the final race in each division was sailed in sea breeze coming from the South. Our sailors were back to full-on hiking and the wind made for an exciting end to the regatta.
Overall, our sailors enjoyed Newport’s great venue and sailing conditions. Our sailors had some great moments with top 5 finishes! Wolverines finished 15th overall. Now time for Team Race Nationals!