Four members of the Hope College Sailing Team executive board (Libby Reeg (’17), Carrie Ritter (’18), Jacob Pledger (’18) and Lisette Boer ‘19) traveled to Milwaukee, WI to attend the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association annual Midwinters meeting and banquet on Saturday Jan 28, 2017.
During the annual meeting, regatta schedules were finalized. The MCSA executive board was also turned over, and Carrie Ritter was elected to the Vice Commodore position of the board, a position previously held by teammate Libby Reeg.
Following the annual meeting, the team attended the annual banquet at Milwaukee Yacht Club. Senior Libby Reeg was selected by the All-Conference Sailor Committee based upon outstanding on-the-water performance in 2016 to receive an all-conference Sailor award for women’s skipper honorable mention.
Reeg was also awarded the Katherine A. Fellows trophy for winning the MCSA Women’s Singlehanded Championship.
The Hope College Sailing Team was recognized with the Woodward Trophy for Regatta of the Year for their efforts, to host the MCSA Fall Championships in 2016 with Grand Valley State University Sailing Club.
The Hope College Sailing Team sails boats called 420’s; mid-sized, two-sailed, two-person crew, racing dinghies as well as a J-22 keelboat. They sail 3-5 times a week out of Lake Macatawa Yacht Club, near Holland.
The team remains open to all experience levels and is professionally coached. The next event will be the Freshman ice breaker at Notre Dame on March 25, 2017.
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