2018 Black River Spring Sailing Team
Dear Parents and Sailors,
March is here which means the sailing season is just around the corner! After a rather mild winter, the sailing season may be even closer than we expected and once again, our high school sailors will be some of the first to hit the water. Below are a few quick reminders regarding the upcoming season.
2017 Fall Season Summary
"The Black River Sailing Team had a busy Fall season, sailing in double handed C420s, single handed Lasers and even Sonars, a three to four crew keelboat. The high school team traveled to various regattas across Michigan and Illinois, competing in more than 10 events and gathering nearly all top five finishes. The team qualified for a spot at the competitive Great Lake Champs in Chicago and also competed in a keelboat qualifier where they missed qualifying for the national event by just one spot! At the Michigan State Champ event in Traverse City our high school C420 team earned 3rd in the first day of racing. In the second day of racing Jack Hemmelgarn took the top spot in Full Rig lasers while Chris Heideman took second in the Radial Rig lasers. Great job Black River Sailing Team! Good luck in spring season!"
Registration and Spring Regatta Calendar
If you have not done so already, please visit the HS Sailing Page to register and while you’re there be sure to check out the spring regatta calendar and start thinking about which regattas you may want to attend.
To bring everyone up to speed before we get on the water, we will be holding a short informational meeting for all high school sailors and parents at MBJA on Wednesday, March 28th after dry-land from 6:30-7:00pm. Here, we will go over the fall practice/regatta schedule, HS sailing handbook, and answer any questions you have about the upcoming season. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please let us know and we will contact you directly with all the info you need.
Spring 2018 Regatta Schedule
April 7: Scrimmage @ MBJA – Open to all MS & HS Sailors
April 13-14: Mallory Pre-Qualifier @ Grosse Pointe YC (Tier 2 Fleet Race) Top 6 teams advance to MISSA Mallory Qualifier
April 21: Scrimmage @ MBJA – Open to all MS & HS Sailors
April 28: Spring Regatta @ Grand Haven (Tier 3 Fleet Race) – Open to all MS & HS Sailors
*April 28-29: MISSA Mallory Qualifier @ Pewaukee YC – WI (Tier 2 Fleet Race Qualifier)
May 12: Leukemia Cup @ Grosse Pointe YC (Tier 3 – Fleet Race) – Open to all MS & HS Sailors
May 19-20: Tulip Regatta @ MBJA (Tier 3 Fleet Race) – Open to all MS & HS Sailors
May 26-27: TBD
*Must Qualify to Attend