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MHS Places Second at Baker

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  • 5/18/2016 9:37:00 AM

The Minnetonka High School Varsity Sailing Team places second at the Baker Qualifier in Lake Forest, Illinois, to qualify for the ISSA Team Racing Championship.

Last weekend 12 teams from Minnesota (MHS, Wayzata and Orono), Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin converged in Lake Forest to compete for two spots in the Baker National Interscholastic Sailing Association's Team Racing Championships in Anaconstes, Washington. Minnetonka qualified by finishing second, losing a tie-breaker to Lake Forest High School (Ill.).  This is just the third time a team from Minnesota has qualified.

The sailors that represented MHS were: Cort Vandik (co-captain), Berette McNaught (co-captain), Carl Eaton (co-captain), Lizzy Holiman, Sydney Maxwell, Graham Ness, Lily Loosbrock, and Nate Olmsted.  Coaching the team were Trevor Davis and Gordy Bowers.

The team raced hard and smart, especially in a late race against Arrowhead from Lake Pewaukee. The team didn’t have their best start and found themselves in a 3,4,6 losing combination at the windward offset mark.  Some fast downwind sailing allowed the team to catch the 2 which they parleyed into a 2,3,4 winning combination.  Coach Trevor and Coach Gordy were seen high fiving after the race.  Like a proud papa, Gordy smiled as he boasted that the Skippers practiced "text book team racing” during the event.

Travel plans have already been made for the trip to Anacortes, Washington.  Winning means more travel expenses and the team is completely funded by the sailors.  If you would like help out, donations can be made to the MHS Sailing Boosters at 150 Wildhurst Road, Tonka Bay, MN  55331.
 

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Minnetonka High School Sailing Team Fundraiser

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  • 4/12/2016 9:50:00 AM

Our Minnetonka High School Varsity Sailing Team is having an in-school fundraiser this week selling some awesome, practical, unique and cost-friendly items. Please check out the items and the prices here and then email Gina Eaton with your request.  Quantities are limited, and the in-school sale starts this Wednesday, so those who want items should contact her right away. 

Gina Eaton

Captain’s parent, MHS Varsity Sailing Team

612-749-0708

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Pre-Season Meet-Up at Maynard's

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  • 4/11/2016 9:05:00 AM

 Join fellow MYC members for a Pre-Season Meet Up at 4:00pm at Maynard's on Saturday, April 30th!  They will have happy hour prices on food and drinks until 6:00pm.  Hope to see you there!

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The Journey - by Erik Bowers

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  • 4/4/2016 1:54:00 PM

The Olympic Selection process was a whirlwind. Hard fight with Charlie Buckingham in both Miami & Palma. In the end, the Trials served their purpose and the best guy was selected to represent the USA at the Rio Olympics. I have come a long way since 2013. In that time I've been fortunate to train with and compete against Charlie all over the World . As the saying goes, "Iron sharpens iron." My skills have certainly improved sailing against Charlie. From here, I will continue to train and compete in Mexico at the 2016 Worlds in May. Then maybe one more regatta, followed by Rio training in June and July, prior to the Olympics in August. I will see this process through to the end, even though I'm only a sparring partner for the top guy. With the level my skills have reached, surrounded by the right structure and people, it's hard to say "NO" to more Lasering in the future.  Maru Urban has been a fantastic coach for the Trials process. Both on and off the water. Perhaps we will work together again in the future.  I want to end by thanking my teammates on the US Sailing Team Sperry, the US Sailing Team Sperry staff and coaches, my friends, family, supporters, donors, everyone at the Minnetonka Yacht Club, the ILYA, and the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School. Last and most important are my parents and sister who rode the ups and downs of the last 4 years with me. I know they will be supportive of whatever path I choose going forward.  Cheers, Erik

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Erik Bowers - Olympic Trials Day 5 FINAL

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  • 4/1/2016 12:41:00 PM

On Day 5 of racing at the Trofeo Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MYC's Erik Bowers posted finishes of 46,30 respectively in the two Gold Fleet races with rain and weather delays between races. He finishes the Palma regatta in 30th place overall. When combining his two ISAF Miami and Palma regatta finishes, Bowers closes out his first Olympic campaign by placing a solid 2nd in the US Sailing Olympic Team Selection Series trials. According to Bowers, "It was an uphill battle with my teammate Charlie Buckingham from the very beginning. I gave it all I had and in the end it just wasn't good enough to get me through the final country selection bottleneck. I will take some time off before the Laser World Championship in May to see where things go from here."
 

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Erik Bowers - Olympic Trials Day 4

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  • 3/31/2016 2:08:00 PM

On Day 4 of racing at the Trofeo SAR Princess Sophia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MYC's Erik Bowers posted finishes of 44,44 respectively in big breeze and big waves. He now stands in 25th place overall going into the last day of Gold Fleet racing with Charlie Buckingham in 7th. Bowers said, "Today was tough. My trigger pull starting skills in super-windy conditions are lacking the proper world-class technique required to get off the line well. Regardless, I will go hard on the final day of racing for me in Palma." Gold fleet racing concludes on Friday, April 1 at 11am Palma time with 2 races scheduled. The Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia Regatta is the second and final selection event for the U.S. Sailing Olympic Team in the Laser class.
 

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Erik Bowers - Olympic Trials Day 3

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  • 3/30/2016 1:56:00 PM

On Day 3 of racing at the Trofeo SAR Princess Sophia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MYC's Erik Bowers posted finishes of 16,8 respectively in building conditions. He now stands in 15th overall going into the last 2 days of Gold Fleet racing. Bowers said, "Tomorrow it is going to blow 15-25 knots out of the south with 5'-7' short steep waves. Our plan is two, top five finishes to pressure Charlie. My trigger pull starts must be exceptional to allow me to be going 7 knots at go compared to others going only 5 knots. Things are pretty straight forward at this point." Gold fleet racing continues Thursday, March 31 at 11am Palma time. The Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia Regatta is the second and final selection event for the U.S. Sailing Olympic Team in the Laser class.
 

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Erik Bowers - Olympic Trials Day 2

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  • 3/29/2016 12:52:00 PM

On Day 2 of racing at the Trofeo SAR Princess Sophia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MYC's Erik Bowers posted pressure-packed finishes of 5,6 respectively. He now stands in 23rd overall going into 3 days of Gold Fleet racing. Bowers said, "I was very pleased with my finishes despite gripping the tiller extension pretty tight all day. The conditions were lighter and my speed was very good. Now it comes down to 6 Gold fleet races in hand-to-hand combat with Charlie Buckingham who is 16 points up on me. But anything can happen and probably will." Gold fleet racing starts Wednesday, March 30 at 11am Palma time. The Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia Regatta is the second and final selection event for the U.S. Sailing Olympic Team in the Laser class. 

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Erik Bowers - Olympic Trials Day 1

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  • 3/29/2016 12:51:00 PM

On Day 1 day of racing at the Trofeo SAR Princess Sophia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MYC's Erik Bowers posted finishes of 20,13 respectively in a 15-20mph westerly with 4' seas. He stands in 42nd overall, 17 points behind Charlie Buckingham for the highly-coveted top American sailor spot in the Laser class. According to Erik, "The qualifying series competition ends Tuesday, one day sooner than normal. We then split into Gold, Silver, and Bronze fleets for three more days of racing. Tuesday is crunch time. I need two excellent races to be able to throw out my 20th and stay in the Gold Fleet hunt." Bowers continued, "The race committee set long starting lines today. My prestart was good but I needed to start closer to the ends to better judge time and distance to the start." Racing resumes Tuesday, March 29. The Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia Regatta is the second and final selection event for the U.S. Sailing Olympic Team in the Laser class. 

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