Coed Nationals

Michigan competed in Newport at the Gill Coed Eastern Semifinals. See full scores here.

SAILORS

A Fleet:

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  • Skipper - Jenna Probst (‘22)

  • Crew - Maggie Carroll (‘21)

  • Crew - Kristen Picard (‘21)

B Fleet:

  • Skipper - Connor Goulet (‘21)

  • Crew - Sarah Silvestri (‘19)

Reserves:

  • Jake Orhan (‘21)

  • Will Neubauer (‘20)


SUMMARY

Racing began on Tuesday with medium/heavy breeze picking up throughout the day. Our sailors started in FJs. Our sailors worked hard in the windy conditions and competitive fleet. Race committee completed 8 races on day one.

Wednesday began in strong wind, but quickly died off after the first set. 6 more races were completed, this time in 420s. Wolverines continued to stay focused and earned multiple top 5 finishes! These are some encouraging results coming from our young team. Overall, Wolverines placed 16th. This was the first trip to nationals for many of our sailors and it proved to be a very fun, rewarding experience!

Team Race Nationals

Michigan competed in Newport at the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship. See full scores here.

SAILORS

Skippers:

  • Jenna Probst (‘22)

  • Harrison George (‘22)

  • Connor Goulet (‘21)

  • Will Neubauer (‘20)

Crews:

  • Maggie Carroll (‘21)

  • Kristen Picard (‘21)

  • Sarah Silvestri (‘19)

  • Jake Orhan (‘21)


SUMMARY

Racing began on Saturday with a 5-7 knot Southerly breeze. Throughout the day, the breeze built and ended with full-on hiking. The second day had similar conditions. Our young team struggled against the well-trained best teams in the country and went winless after the first day. However, our team quickly learned from day one and was able to take home a win against the University of Wisconsin on Sunday. Wolverines ended up in 16th place. Our team gained valuable team racing experience and are excited to continue practicing!

Photo by Rob Migliaccio

Photo by Rob Migliaccio

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 (‘22)

  • Crews - Kristen Picard (‘21) & Maggie Carroll (‘21)

B Fleet:

  • Skipper - Allison Marozza (‘21)

  • Crews - Sarah Silvestri (‘19) & Sarah Youtt (‘21)


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 (‘22)

  • Crew - Maggie Carroll (‘21)

B Fleet:

  • Skipper - Sarah Youtt (‘21)

  • Crew - Sarah Silvestri (‘19)

  • Crew - Kristen Picard (‘21)


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 (‘22)

  • Connor Goulet (‘21)

  • Harrison George (‘22)

Crews:

  • Maggie Carroll (‘21)

  • Sarah Silvestri (‘19)

  • Kristen Picard (‘21)

  • Jake Orhan (‘21)

  • Will Neubauer (‘20)

  • Kyle Doyle (‘21)


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:

Wolverines 1

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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.