Host: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Type: District Champ Qualifier Regatta
Boat: C420 | Scoring: Team Racing
Congratulations to Lakers for getting a spot for a qualifier to the next level of racing that leads to the Nationals.
With extremely difficult conditions of strong winds and wind gusts of 20+ knots, WB took 4th at the Baker Team Race, securing a spot at the Baker Qualifier that will take place in Chicago.
Lakers team consisted of 3 boats represented by Jack Bull & Walter Paliga, Matthew Elliott & Isabel Dziuba, Nicole Millerman & Anthony Dziuba. Big shutout to Anthony for showing good sportsmanship: he quickly helped Nicole in large waives to get back into the boat after they capsized. Team showed excellent skills from all involved in this regatta with very tough competitive racing. Lakers raced against 8 other schools and beat 5 out of 8 teams.
Team Racing consists of two teams each of three boats competing against each other. It is a fast paced racing style which depends on excellent boat handling skills and rapid tactical decision making. More about team racing http://www.sailing.org/new-to-sailing/team-racing.php#.XLQPCOhKhaQ