|Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on March 2, 2015 at 6:35 PM|
Last weekend (February 14th - 15th), the Anteaters hosted the Anteater Open in our home port of Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Varsity Seniors Nick Weis and Sam Heller took on the role of race committee while we sent three A teams and two B teams to participate in the regatta. Saturday turned out to be extremely light wind requiring expert boat handling and good starts. There was a bit more wind on Sunday but the shifty and puffy conditions put both the race committee and the sailors to the test. Sailors rotated off of a floating dock providing great viewing of the races and amazing coaching from John Olson. In A division we had Brian MacLean and Nicholas Prendergast finishing in the top five and Daniel Diaz, Robin Fales, Addie Whittet, and Carrie Brewer getting excellent practice in college racing. In B we had Philip Tagatac and Ellen Suder skippering. Overall, the Anteaters placed in tenth in eight races.