This weekend Notre Dame sailed in the Robert Morris Invitational hosted by Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago. On Saturday, sailors were greeted with fog and a calm Monroe Harbor in downtown Chicago. Around 10:00 am, the first A-set was sailed in a light Northeasterly, which quickly faded as the fog returned and B-division was held ashore for postponement. Racing resumed after the Northeasterly returned and the Race Committee was able to run 6 races in each division in about 6-12kts. It was similar on Sunday for the sailors, no wind and fog. A nice 8-12knot Northeasterly blew away the fog, to bring early summer like conditions and temperatures. Four more races were completed in each division before the 1PM non-championship cut-off time. Out of fifteen teams, Nathaniel Walden and Annie Murphy placed 7th in A division while Emily Golden and Tony Michuda placed 8th in B Division. The Irish placed 9th overall.
On St. Joe Lake, the Irish also hosted the Icebreaker Regatta. Calm wind and fog didn’t dampen the enthusiasm in this annual race featuring first year sailors from many schools. The Irish finished 1st and 2nd , followed in order by Michigan in 3rd and 4th, Marquette, Miami, Wksconsin, Michigan 3, and Purdue.