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Chicago Yacht Club Overall Winner at HS Autumn Classic
Chicago Yacht Club Overall Winner at HS Autumn Classic
October 13-14, 2018

This past weekend in Chicago, IL the Chicago Yacht Club hosted the HS Autumn Classic Great Lakes Central Qualifier out of Belmont Station. Sixteen teams from Central MISSA were greeted with a gorgeous day of sailing on Lake Michigan with an oscillating WSW breeze ranging from 6-12 knots. Sixteen races were completed over the course of the weekend and the Chicago Yacht Club celebrated unparalleled success, securing four of the top five overall spots (1,3, 4, and 5) in the qualifying event, moving into the MISSA Great Lakes Championships taking place November 3-4th, 2018.

Photo by Sydney Symons

Chicago Yacht Club Head Coach Matt Peter is extremely proud of all of the sailors representing CYC in the HS Autumn Classic, “We took 4 out of the top 5 spots and won the event overall. We are sailing extremely well and this is a true testament to the talent that we have representing the Chicago Yacht Club.”  

Photo by Sydney Symons

The New Trier Trevians will advance on to the Atlantic Coast Championship for their overall win in the Autumn Classic Great Lakes Central Qualifier. Noah Barton ‘19 and Anna McBride ’20 of New Trier High School pulled in a landslide victory, with nearly 40 points separating them from the second place team in the Qualifier. Chicago Yacht Club Coaching and Sailing School Staff couldn’t be more proud of the young sailors representing CYC and want to take this opportunity to congratulate all teams on their participation and success at this event.

Score Summary (Top 5 Boats)        
         School                                         Team                    A             B             Total
1.      New Trier HS                              Trevian                 70           17             87
2.      Lane Tech College Prep               Varsity                  42           72             114       
3.      St. Ignatius College Prep              Wolfpack              51           63             114
4.      Latin School of Chicago               Romans                63           54             117
5.      Walter Payton College Prep         Grizzlies                61           68             129

For full scores, please click here.