At the MTU Sailing Club meeting on Monday, May 4, 2011 elections were held for the MTU Sailing Club Executive Board for the coming year.
The results are as follows:
Commodore – Jack Ammerman
Vice Commodore – Amelia Seelman
Treasurer – Courtney Castelic
Race Team Captain – Tim McElreath
Cruising Captain – Douglass Rombach and Jennifer Robinson
Congratulations to all, and good luck in the coming year!
We’re putting together a sailing gym class for next fall and need a list of who wants it to count as a 0.5 credit for PE. Please let Amy know ASAP if you want to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org (even if you’ve already told her in person, email again so she knows for sure).
NOTE – Participation as a co-curricular is completely optional; you can still be part of the sailing club without receiving gym credit for it. It is not required.
WHAT– Earn 0.5 PE credit, this co-curricular is NOT repeatable.
COST – Tuition for 0.5 credit will be charged to students wanting to earn co-curricular credit for the class.
REQUIREMENTS – A minimum of 21 hours over a 7 week period must be performed by each individual in order to receive credit (this can include practices and regattas). It is NOT to be completed in less than 7 sessions. A failing grade will be given to students not meeting the required number of hours.
WHEN – Whenever you can sail! For those of you that would like to race, as of now, practice times will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30pm. If you are not interested in racing, there will be sailing on Saturdays and possibly a different weekday, depending on the number of people interested.
Saturday challenged every sailor with freezing conditions and winds at 15 knots
gusting to the upper 20’s. Courses were W4s. Athletes were brushing ice off their shoulders after
rotations and all were challenged by freezing lines and blocks throughout the day.
Sunday proved to be another cold day with winds between 10-15 knots with an occasional gust to 20.
Courses were W4s, until the last A-division race where the race committee chose a W6. Awards were given to the top 3 schools, as well as the top three finishers in each division.
The Michigan Tech Sailing Team finished 11th out of 18 teams. Adam Wenneman skippered in the A division with Amy Saelen and Andee Kubicki alternating as crew, while Tim Mcelreath skippered B division with Andee Kubicki and Nick Saur splitting time as crew.