The teams arrived on Saturday morning at Columbia Yacht Club to a dusting of snow with limited visibility. Fortunately, the snow passed through as quick as it came in; allowing for the sailors to get out on the water around 9:20. Due to a strong westerly, the race committee had difficulty setting the course with frequent shifts coming off of the Chicago skyline. This caused the first horns to blow at 9:42am and thus began an interesting day of sailing. With the breeze being very shifty from the West, the harbor experienced frequent shifts with wind speeds ranging from 5-20 knots. The conditions greatly benefited those who found the breeze. There was one protest filed with the Regatta Chair which was subsequently withdrawn. We ended the day with race 8B and will begin tomorrow with 9A.
The teams arrived Sunday morning to a steady breeze coming out of the East at a steady 8-12 knots. With teams weary from a difficult and sometimes frustrating day on the water on Saturday, the consistent breeze was a great relief for many. The race committee quickly set a fair course and began the first race of the day around 9:40 as the last of the fleet left the docks. We ended up completing the final 6 races of the rotation around 1pm. A huge thank you goes out to Kurt Thompson from Columbia Yacht Club for helping us organize this regatta due on such short notice. The UW sailing team would also like to thank our RC and PRO Olaf and his crew for their excellent help with getting races off and setting great courses. We would also like to thank Mike Kasper and his crew of judges for giving us their time. There were no protests, or redresses heard however, their help is greatly appreciated.
|1||University of Wisconsin||Badgers||18||18||36|
|2||University of Michigan||Wolverines||39||22||61|
|3||University of Minnesota||Minnesota Women||43||39||82|
|*||5||Michigan State University||Michigan State||75||65||140|
|7||University of Notre Dame||Fighting Irish||87||61||148|
|8||University of Illinois - Chicago||Flames||62||109||171|
|9||Marquette University||Golden Eagles||79||93||172|
|10||Denison University||Big Red||91||88||179|
|11||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||Panthers||120||110||230|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
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