On Saturday, September 11th, 2021 New Trier Varsity and JV sailors competed in the Chicago Regatta hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club, sailing out of Belmont Harbor. Caroline McClain ‘24, Will Broseman ‘22, George Barton ‘22, Lucy Elvart ‘24, Cal Lutton ‘22, Emil Body-Goldberg ‘23, Izzy Rietz ‘24, Ann Tokoyoda ‘24, Casey Bertocchi ‘22, Caden Greco ‘24, Santiago Benes ‘24, James O’Toole ‘24, Elise Brandt ‘25, Tara Hecht ‘25, Kate Dischner ‘24, Nate Zweig ‘22, Evan O’Connor ‘23, and Katja Siebrits ‘24 competed against JV and Varsity sailors from Saint Ignatius, Walter Payton College Prep, Lincoln Park High School, DePaul College Prep and the Latin School of Chicago. Seven races were completed.
The Chicago Regatta is a fundraiser benefiting the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, and the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation.
The winds were shifty from the South. Boats that were able to stay on the lifted tack were successful. The day started out with light winds building throughout the day. The regatta was filled with sunshine and warm weather.
Our first regatta of the season couldn’t have gone any better. New Trier swept the podium placing first, second, and third!