St Petersburg YC will host two national championships in the next two weekends and WE ARE THERE! High schoolers compete this weekend for the Cressy championship in full and radial Lasers. From the Midwest qualifer, we have
Rob Allen from Minnetonka HS, Connor Corgard from Blaine HS (Calhoun), Mitchell Kiss from Black River HS (Macatawa Bay) and Alex Post from Loyola (Chicago).
On the college side next weekend, we have from the Midwest qualifier Andrew Fox (Geneva instructor - Wisco), Joe Kutschenreuter (Beulah - Wisco), Allison Prange, (Okauchee - Minnesota); Natalie Sinn, Minnesota and Matt Thompson (Minnesota). They will be joined by Anne Haeger (Beulah - Boston College and national champ the past two years), Colin Smith (Beulah - Brown) and Erik Bowers from College of Charleston (Minnetonka).
For fastest results, follow the regatta on the St. Petersburg YC website.
These regattas are the culmination of the Fall seasons for HS and college. Want to know more about these forms of sailing? Below is an article from Scuttlebutt:
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SAILING
Last month, Scuttlebutt published a story by JJ Fetter Isler, who had taken
off her double Olympic medal hat, and had added High School Coach to her
list of achievements. Isler's report, 'Getting the most out of High School
sailing', provided sage advice for sailors who want to maximize their high
school sailing experience.
This month, Scuttlebutt is re-publishing a report by Brooke Thompson titled 'High School to College Crewing Guide'. While competing on the St. Mary's College of Maryland sailing team, Thompson had one of those "if I only knew
then what I know now" moments, and decided to write this guide to help crews make the transition to college sailing. Said Thompson:
"In my opinion, high school sailing teaches crews most of the skills they
need to know, but college sailing fine-tunes and expands on those things.
College crews come from a huge range of experience levels and backgrounds, but what they have in common is that everyone makes changes along the way to adapt. This guide is an attempt to pinpoint some of the bigger reasons that contribute to this transition and list all the lle details that go a long with it."
These two guides may prove invaluable:
High School guide: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/news/10/0928/
College guide: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/news/09/crew_guide/