The event was sailed in 420's. The competitors declined to use spinnakers contrary to the Notice of Race.
Three of the original teams that were scheduled for the event [ Michigan, Miami, Michigan St.] did not participate.
The event was held on the Detroit River with about a 4 knot current. The wind was from the NE and varêd from 5 to 9 knots. The sky was mostly sunny and the temperature was in the low 80's.
The starts were competitive, but Grand Valley and Wisconsin separated from the field as each race progressed. The top two teams were very close at most of the finishes with Grand Valley winning out in the most races to take first place. Hillsdale was consistently better than Indiana to take 3rd place.
Bill Heller from DYC was Regatta Chair and assembled a number of volunteers which was larger than the number of competitors to help with the event. George Griswold from DYC was the Principle Race Officer for the event. Although there were no protests, Ed Theisen was prepared to hear them as Chief Judge.
|1||Grand Valley State University||Lakers||4||4||8|
|2||University of Wisconsin||Badgers||5||5||10|
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.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.