Women's Nationals

Michigan competed in Newport at the Sperry Women’s Eastern Semifinals. See full scores here.

SAILORS

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A Fleet:

  • Skipper - Jenna Probst

  • Crews - Kristen Picard & Maggie Carroll

B Fleet:

  • Skipper - Allison Marozza

  • Crews - Sarah Silvestri & Sarah Youtt


SUMMARY

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.

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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!

Michigan Wins MCSA Coed Championship & Qualifies for Nationals

Michigan hosted MCSA Coed Championship at Baseline Lake. See full scores here.

SAILORS:

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A Fleet:

  • Skipper - Jenna Probst (‘22)

  • Crew - Maggie Carroll (‘21)

B Fleet:

  • Skipper - Connor Goulet (‘21)

  • Crew - Sarah Silvestri (‘19)


SUMMARY

Eleven teams showed up to Baseline Lake to compete to qualify for ICSA Coed Nationals. Saturday’s breeze started at 10 knots, but died throughout the day. A fleet completed 8 races, but with the dying breeze, B fleet only completed 6 races. After the first day of racing, Michigan was tied with Northwestern for the lead.

Sunday’s breeze was slightly stronger in the morning at 12 knots, but it soon dropped to light conditions. Our sailors remained focused and pulled ahead to take the lead. Race Committee finished the regatta with a total of 11 races for each fleet. Our team ended up with a 7 point lead overall, winning both A & B Division!

This victory qualifies our team for ICSA Coed Nationals! Congratulations to University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, and University of Notre Dame for also qualifying.

Michigan Qualifies for Women's Nationals

Northwestern University hosted MCSA Women’s Qualifiers. See full scores here.

SAILORS

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A Fleet:

  • Skipper - Jenna Probst

  • Crew - Maggie Carroll

B Fleet:

  • Skipper - Sarah Youtt

  • Crew - Sarah Silvestri

  • Crew - Kristen Picard


SUMMARY

Wolverines showed up ready to sail Saturday morning at Northwestern, but the regatta was postponed until Sunday due to strong breeze. Race Committee moved the start time for Sunday to 8 am. Our sailors spent the day exploring Chicago and preparing for the following day of racing.

Sunday’s breeze was much lighter with 5-6 knots from the South. The light breeze provided for some challenging conditions, but Race Committee managed to complete 8 races. Our sailors finished in 2nd overall and qualified for nationals!


Wolverines Qualify for Team Race Nationals

University of Michigan hosted MCSA Team Race Qualifiers. Full scores here.

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MIchigan SAILORS:

Skippers:

  • Jenna Probst

  • Connor Goulet

  • Harrison George

Crews:

  • Maggie Carroll

  • Sarah Silvestri

  • Kristen Picard

  • Jake Orhan

  • Will Neubauer

  • Kyle Doyle


SUMMARY

University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and University of Minnesota showed up at Baseline Lake to compete to qualify for nationals. The wind was very strong all day with the majority of teams using their heavy weight crews. The wind made for exciting, high speed racing. Multiple boats flipped. Race committee was able to finish all four rounds (24 races) on Saturday. Wisconsin with a record of 9/3 and Michigan with a record of 8/4 both qualified for nationals!

Michigan Wins Big Ten Team Race

SAILORS:

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  • Jenna Probst - Maggie Carroll

  • Connor Goulet - Sarah Silvestri

  • Harrison George - Kristen Picard

Wolverines 2

  • Will Neubauer - Anna Wisotzkey

  • Grant Glover - Julia Sommerfeld

  • Sherman Thompson - Jake Orhan


SUMMARY

The regatta started off slow on Saturday. Teams were waiting for wind under postponement until 1:30 in the afternoon. Eventually a small amount of wind allowed for the first flight to be completed. The next flight sailed out and floated around, but the wind did not allow for anymore races.

Sunday’s breeze was again light and shifty, but more promising than the day before. Race committee was able to finish the round robin with 19 more races sailed. Our team enjoyed hosting the regatta and sailing against other Midwest teams. Overall, Michigan sailors took 1st and 3rd place!!

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Wolverines at MCSA Team Race Clinic

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SAILORS

Crews:

  • Maggie Carroll

  • Jake Orhan

  • Kristen Picard

  • Claire Foley

  • Anna Wisotzkey

  • Katerina Siavelis

Skippers:

  • Jenna Probst

  • Connor Goulet

  • Harrison George

  • Will Neubauer

  • Sherman Thompson

  • Grant Glover

  • August Sturm


SUMMARY

Wolverines arrived at Grosse Point Yacht Club Saturday morning. After a brief chalk talk, our two team race teams hit the water with three other teams from the MCSA. Although the rain made for some cold weather, the wind was a nice 8-10 knots and our teams were very productive. In the morning, we practiced pass backs and starting. After a lunch break, we practiced many full races.

Sunday’s weather of freezing temperatures and high wind prevented us from sailing. However, we were able learn and answer lots of questions during chalk talks. Our team learned a lot this weekend and is looking forward to our upcoming team race regattas!

Regatta Report: Freshman Icebreaker

SAILORS:

Wolverines 1

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  • A Fleet

    • Skipper - Harrison George

    • Crews - Kristen Picard, Azzam Alzahrani

  • B Fleet

    • Skipper - Sherman Thompson

    • Crews - Julia Sommerfeld, Reanna Orzechowski

Wolverines 2

  • A Fleet

    • Skipper - Ainesh Shintre

    • Crews - Allison Engkvist, Theo Zangoulas, Henry Wolle

  • B Fleet

    • Skippers - Brady DeLaney, Katerina Siavelis

    • Crews - Isaac Bigsby, Brendan Doyle


SUMMARY

Day one of Freshman Icebreaker, held at Notre Dame, started off after an hour delay with very light wind. Race Committee was only able to complete 5 races. A fleet finished three races and B fleet finished two races. Our sailors learned a lot about starting strategies and reading wind shifts.

Heading into Sunday, the wind was a little stronger and six more races were able to be completed. With better conditions, our Wolverine 1 A fleet was able to maintain their lead and finished the competition in 1st. Our Wolverine 1 B fleet team also won their division with an impressive score of all firsts. Both teams had fun and improved a lot over the weekend!



Regatta Report: Southern New England Team Race & St. Mary's Women's Interconference

SAILORS

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Southern New England Team Race

Skippers:

  • Connor Goulet (‘21)

  • Will Neubauer (‘20)

  • Grant Glover (‘19)

Crews:

  • Sarah Silvestri (‘19)

  • Claire Foley (‘20)

  • Julia Sommerfeld (‘22)

  • Brendan Doyle (‘22)

 
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St. Mary’s Women’s Interconference

A Fleet:

  • Jenna Probst (‘22)

  • Maggie Carroll (‘21)

B Fleet:

  • Allison Marozza (‘21)

  • Anna Wisotzkey (‘19)


SUMMARY

The Southern New England Team Race started Saturday off with a westerly breeze. RC finished Round 1 with a strong breeze. Quickly after beginning Round 2, the breeze started getting very shifty. The unpredictable breeze resulted in many capsizes and auto tacks which made RC decide to end for the day. Sunday started with a N/NW breeze. RC finished 80% of Round 2 resulting in 18 races total. The Wolverines learned a lot and improved throughout the weekend.

St Mary’s Women’s Interconference also had strong wind on Saturday. The breeze was a shifty 14-18 knots which allowed RC to get 10 races off. Our sailors worked through the trying conditions and improved throughout the day. B Fleet won a race! Sunday started off slower. After a 3 hour delay, sailors finally hit the water. A strong breeze quickly filled in and RC got another 4 races off.

Regatta Report: Eckerd Interconference

SAILORS

Wolverines 1

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  • A Fleet

    • Connor Goulet

    • Claire Foley

  • B Fleet

    • Will Neubauer

    • Anna Wisotzkey

Wolverines 2

  • A Fleet

    • Jenna Probst

    • Maggie Carroll

  • B Fleet

    • Sarah Youtt

    • Kristen Picard


SUMMARY

We sent two teams to compete at Eckerd. On Saturday, the breeze was up and down ranging from 4-10 knots. For many of our sailors, this was the first regatta of the season. As the day progressed, our sailors knocked off some rust and sailed stronger. A Fleet completed 8 races, while B Fleet only completed 6.

On Sunday, the breeze was much lighter. After an hour postponement, B fleet went out and finished races 7 and 8. After more delays, each fleet raced three more races. Despite the challenging breeze, both teams had some very good races and the wolverines won two races. Overall, Michigan ended up in 9th and 11th.

Regatta Report: Phebe Corkran King Women's Regatta

SAILORS:

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  • A Fleet:

    • Jenna Probst (‘22)

    • Maggie Carroll (‘21)

  • B Fleet:

    • Sarah Youtt (‘21)

    • Sarah Silvestri (‘19)


SUMMARY

Four women sailors traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in our first dinghy regatta of the season. Saturday morning, there was a steady 5-8 knot breeze from the North East. A fleet completed four races and B fleet completed three before the wind died and boats were left drifting in the current. After a quick lunch break, the sea breeze filled in and boats were sent back out to continue racing. Despite the lighter breeze and strong current, race committee completed all 10 races on Saturday, allowing teams to go home early. Wolverines ended up in 7th overall.