Michigan Hosts Women's Quals

Michigan Sailing Women's Qualifying Team

Michigan Sailing Women's Qualifying Team

This past weekend the team hosted the MCSA Women's Conference Championship. We had eight teams from the conference competing for top four in order to qualify for Women's Nationals.

Saturday had little to no wind until about noon. Once the wind filled to 10-15 knots, the course was set and sailors were able to get off four races before the end of the day. Michigan ended the day in fourth, Notre Dame University in third, Northwestern in second and Wisconsin in first.

Sunday's weather more than made up for the lack of wind on Saturday with gusts up to 20-25 knots. Our team put their heads down and powered through the full day of racing. By mid-afternoon, one to two boats were flipping every race due to the gusty conditions. Fortunately, the weather was warm and sunny both days.


Wisconsin ended up in first, Northwestern in second, Michigan in third, and Notre Dame in fourth. We would like to thank all the teams that came out to compete this weekend, as well as our volunteers George Griswold, Brook McCray, Matt Graham, and Brian Tobelmann. Congratulations to those that qualified! Go Blue!

Written by S. Thompson '18