On October 23 and 24 New Trier Sailing varsity sailors competed in the 2021 Autumn Classic/Last Chance Great Lakes Champs at Chicago Yacht Club Belmont, our home club.
Saturday seven races were completed in both A and B divisions. The wind was light coming from the North, building throughout the day. On Sunday we started out the day with a trip to Stan’s Donuts. Three races in each division were completed, with 15-20 knots of wind and lots of waves. A Division sailed their races inside the harbor, while B Division sailed out on the lake.
George Barton ‘22 and Lucy Elvart ‘24 placed 3rd in A division, perfecting the late boat start strategy. Caroline McClain ‘24 and Will Broseman ‘22 placed 2nd in B. Overall New Trier placed 2nd out of 15 teams, qualifying for the Great Lakes Championship.