- Ambi Agrawal ('20) - Skipper
- Maggie Carroll ('21) - Crew
- Allison Marozza ('21) - Skipper
- Anna Wisotzkey ('19) - Crew
- Sarah Youtt ('21) - Skipper
Five of our female sailors traveled to Chicago this weekend to participate in the MCSA Women's Clinic at Columbia Yacht Club. The entire event had over forty-five female sailors from MCSA and MISSA. Coaches and sailors from across the Midwest traveled to Columbia Yacht Club to instruct the sailors. These coaches included Kate Klement, Melinda Lee, Hannah Noll, Leslie Poole, Libby Reeg, Meg Six, and Katie Tinder.
Throughout the weekend, the sailors participated in a series of team-building exercises and sailed 420's on Lake Michigan. On Saturday, the conditions were very light, ranging from approximately 3 to 7 knots of wind. The clinic emphasized using bodyweight to steer and working on boat handling. Coaches video taped the sailors' roll tacks and mark roundings and critiqued them in the debrief.
On Sunday, the breeze picked up significantly, and the wind built throughout the day from about 8 to 15 knots. The exercises on the water were focused around downwind maneuvers and races. Overall, the weekend was an excellent opportunity for our sailors to gain more experience on the water and to practice boat handling skills.
Thank you so much to all coaches and Courtney Kingsley for organizing this event! Also, thank you to Hannah Lee Noll and Christian M. Wilson for the amazing pictures.
Written by S. Youtt ('21)