Everyone arrived at the lake with high spirits to sail in freezing temperatures. However, due to frozen sheets and blocks, racing was postponed until 10 and then again until 10:30. After some sun and anti-freeze, the blocks were free of ice and the sheets were ready to go.
We launched at 10:30am with the wind around 10 mph out of the west and the sun shining bright which made for great conditions. We completed a little less than half of the first round robin and had a small break for lunch.
After lunch the sun went away and the wind picked up a bit which made everything a bit colder. We sped up racing a and were able to complete the first round robin by around 4pm. We then proceeded onto the Top Four and Bottom Four. We were able to finish the Top Four and all but one flight in the Bottom Four by 5:45pm.
Thanks to all the Umps and PROs who braved the cold, and of course the sailors too! Great competitive racing today. 10am report time tomorrow. We hope to complete a second Top Four and Bottom Four if wind allows.
Everyone arrived at the lake around 10am eager to finish another Top 4 Bottom 4 set. Unfortunately the lake was glass-like upon arrival. Additionally, the main sheets and jib blocks were once again frozen due to freezing temperatures overnight. However, we were able to thaw everything with some fire, anti-freeze, and hot water. Once everything was thawed we waited a bit for the wind to fill in and launched at around 11am.
We started the racing with the last flight of the first Bottom 4 set that was left unfinished from yesterday. After those races, rotations were edited so that we could have two umpires for each top 4 race. Most bottom 4 races were un-umpired. With only a couple of postponements here and there due to lack of wind, we were able to complete another Top 4 Bottom 4 set by around 2pm. The wind built over the course of the day maxing out at around 7mph.
Awards were presented to Michigan (1st), Wisconsin (2nd), and Northwestern (3rd). Congrats to those teams and all other teams that participated! Big thanks to all of the umpires and PROs who made it possible to get 51 races off this weekend.
|1||University of Michigan||Wolverines 1||13/0||Colton Gerber '18||Sidney Thompson '18|
|August Sturm '20||Sofia Gambini '18|
|Mason Wolters '18||Michael Gapuz '18|
|2||University of Wisconsin||Badgers 1||9/4||Charles Bocklet '18||Maggie Houtz '19|
|Charlie Kutschenreuter '19||Alexander Blair '18|
|Noah Janssen '19||Olivia Staruck '20|
|river carson '21|
|3||Northwestern University||Wildcats 1||8/5||Mark Davies '20||Natalie Shilati '20|
|Ryder Easterlin '20||Zachary Herron '18|
|Noah Rosenthal '18||Mariel Tang '20|
|4||University of Wisconsin||Badgers 2||4/9||William Huerth '20||Kate Britt '21|
|Katherine Zimmerman '18||Hayden Frentzel '20|
|Scott Sazama '20||Anna Thickens '21|
|Zach Childs '21|
|5||University of Michigan||Wolverines 2||8/5||Austin Haag '20||Jake Orhan '21|
|Connor Goulet '21||Claire Foley '20|
|Will Neubauer '20||Sarah Silvestri '19|
|6||Marquette University||Golden Eagles 1||7/6||Bobby Sessions '20||Katie Toohey '20|
|Mason Chrabaszcz '18||Makena Walsh '21|
|Ryan Clulo '18||Catherine Strietmann '18|
|7||Northwestern University||Wildcats 2||2/11||Cuyler Dull '20||Jillian Rochelle '21|
|Margot Murray '21||Pravika Joshi '21|
|Mitchell Moore '21||caroline lesniak '21|
|luke choe '20|
|8||Marquette University||Golden Eagles 2||1/12||Solomon Dworsky '21||Claire Heneghan '19|
|Owen Bradley '18||Jose Rios '18|
|Colin Higgins '21||Frank Mazur '20|