The team has moved up onto the MISSA board with points, an amazing accomplishment for such a young team that started out with totally inexperienced athletes just three years ago. The team looks forward to welcoming new sailors to the team and is pleased to announce that interested students are welcome to come and try sailing for free due to the kindness of their sponsor, Columbia Yacht Club. Unlike springtime, fall is the perfect time to start sailing because the water is much calmer, and it is much easier to start.
Sailing moderator Mr. Barkowski has FAQ documents and the paperwork that prospective sailors and their parents need to look at and fill out to cover liability. The practice schedule will be the same as last year: sailing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school at Columbia and all day Saturday unless there is a regatta.
On the schedule this year are the Kick Off Classic on September 8-9; the MISSA Cressy Qualifier in Wayzata, MN and the Culver Invitation in Culver, IN, on September 22-23; the Talbot-Autumn Classic Regatta at Belmont Harbor, Chicago, on September 29-30; the Halloween Spooktacular Regatta in Lake Forest, IL, on October 27-28; and the Great Lakes Championships at Monroe Harbor/Shepard Championship at Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago. Other possible opportunities that the team is considering are the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Lawrence A. White Invitational in New London, CT on October 13-14; the Cornwell Memorial Regatta in Travers City, MI, on October 13-14; the Great Lakes invitational in New Orleans, LA, on November 16-18; and the Junior Olympics/Orange Bowl Regatta on December 26-30.
For more information about the Sailing Club, students should contact Mr. Barkowski at email@example.com.