The Big Lake will be the center of attraction next weekend as the oldest freshwater sailboat race is all set to kick off on the Lake Superior on August 5th, 2017.
The event is the biannual Trans Superior International Yacht Race and it is in its 25th edition. It is only fitting that the Lake Superior hosts the 25th edition of this freshwater lake race.
The member of the 2017 Trans Superior race committee Dave Johnson said that the Lake Superior is one of the biggest inland lake races to happen in the Mercian waters and the other t3o competitions are the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and the Bayview Yacht Club Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race. He is happy that the lake race is culminating at the Lake Superior.
The George Kemp Marina is getting spruced up for the event and the boats will soon set anchor at the marina to compete in the race. Johnson said that the organizers are expecting the boats to start arriving from Wednesday to Friday. They will all be locking through at 8 am on Saturday. (more…)
In the America Trophy (the MAISA Co-Ed Spring Championships), total 18 team participated and among them sailing team of Washington College was one of them.
On the final day of the race, the team of Washington College sailing finished in 15th
position and in the Salisbury Spring Open championship they were first of five teams.
What happened in the America Trophy (MAISA Co-Ed Spring championship)?
- In A Division, Washington was 18th. And for A Division races the first two was done by Skipper Alex Smith, he sailed with crew Allison Cochran. The next four races were sailed by skipper Hannah Schmidt with crew Andrew Vernon. They also sailed together for races 8A and 10A. For races 7A and 9 A Schmidt was the skipper and he sailed with crew Griff Rodrigue. Similarly, races 11A through 14 A Smith was the skipper and he sailed with Vernon as crew. Again for 15A race and Schmidt took the responsibility of the skipper and sailed with crew Maura Matthews. In the A Division race next-to-last Vernon and Smith placed sixth.
- Matt McDermaid Skipper drove Washington to the position of 11th B Division race. He was sailing with crew Lindsey Arnstein and they remain together for the first seven races. After that for next five races Cochran was there, and final three races Charles Streitwieser took the responsibility of the skipper. In the race 4B Arnstein and McDermaid were second; on the other in race 9B Cochran and McDermaid were second.
- At the regatta, the top nine finishing teams qualified for the semifinal of ICSA Co-Ed Dinghy National competition. Teams who remain in the top nine positions were, Hobart/William Smith, Fordham, Navy, George Washington, Georgetown, St. Mary’s, Hampton, Merchant Marine and Old Dominion. Respective ranking of teams can be checked on the website.
The Helly Hansen NOOD (National Offshore One Design) Regatta series of 2017 scheduled has been prepared.
The five-stop series will cover sailing destination of countries that are renowned.
Helly Hansen is a company providing technical apparel for sailing and has experience of more than 130 years in the field. The sailing apparel protects professionals in the water. The company has sponsored the NOOD since three years and this is the fourth time, it has come up with NOOD.
- The Series NOOD Regatta Helly Hansen Will Cover Following Destinations.
- Petersburg Yacht Club, St. Petersburg from February 17 to 19.
- Coronado Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego from March 17 to 19.
- Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis from May 5 to7.
- Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago from June 9 to11.
- Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead from July 27 to30.