Over the weekend of April 27-28, a group of nine sailors consisting of Charlie Kutschenreuter, Olivia Staruck, Peter Sauer, Sam Bartel, Kate Britt, Will Huerth, Christian Spencer, Maggie Houtz, and Thomas Kelly travelled to Michigan for most of the team’s third time this spring. They were competing in the MCSA Coed Championship on Baseline Lake to qualify for Coed Semifinal Nationals. Saturday had nice sailing conditions of 7-10 mph NW breeze and warming temperatures throughout the day. The team sailed well, but not up to their own expectations. Due to an unfortunate disqualification in race 5 of B division and not the team’s greatest sailing, they found themselves in third place after 14 races on Saturday. The team was hungry to prove themselves on day two of the regatta.
Luckily, Sunday did not have any snow that was forecasted for the day, Baseline provided a nice Northerly breeze that decreased from 10 mph and shifted right throughout the day, and Wisco was ready to lay down some top notch races. The team sailed excellent on Sunday by winning eight of the ten races sailed, ended up second overall in the regatta to Michigan, and qualified for Coed Semifinals in Newport, RI. Although the heavy crews did not get any on the water time, they were always ready to go, provided great on-shore motivation, and played some fun yard games. The team would like to give a huge thank you to the Johanson family for hosting us for two regattas this spring and their incredible meals that they provided us. Seriously, this family rocks and helped us a ton this spring. The team is glad to finally be done traveling to Michigan for a few months and super excited to train for Nationals!