Penn Sailing wins 2011 MAISA Club Championship
November 5-6, 2011
This past weekend at Fordham and Columbia’s home venue on City Island, NY, the Penn Sailing team won the 2011 Mid Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association Club Championship. Junior Mike Russom and crews Ali Zablocki and Christina Johns were 2nd in the “A” division and Freshman Jack Swikart and crews Kelsi Schoenrock and Christina Johns won the “B” division. The combination of their two scores was good enough for a 4 point victory over the Virginia Wahoos. Stevens Tech finished a close 3rd, 12 points back. Team Captain Kelsi Schoenrock, and sailors Christina Johns and Ali Zablocki swapped in and out as crews during the two days, maximizing the teams effectiveness in varying wind conditions.
Thanks to former A division skipper Halsey Richartz C ’11 who came out to coach the team.
Nine races were sailed in each division over two days and the regatta report can be found here:http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/maisa-
Next weekend they will compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship against at least a dozen top 20 teams at MIT in Boston. Go Quakers!