Lake Forest High School Sailing Team Qualifies for Nationals by Winning Midwest High School Fleet Racing Championship
Lake Forest High School’s Sailing Team took first place in the Midwest Fleet Racing Championship held on April 27-28 in Chicago. Six members of the team competed in the Mallory Trophy Midwest Qualifier for the U.S. Interscholastic Sailing Association fleet racing national championship. The Scouts raced against 25 schools from four states to earn the right to represent our region in the national championships to be held in Chicago on May 10 – 12.
The Scouts excelled with a strong, steady performance over the two day competition. Twenty-six races were held in two-person, coed Collegiate 420s with the team with the lowest total score in all the races winning the event. The LFHS sailors had to contend with light and shifty winds and tough competition but emerged champions. Oconomowoc High School (WI) finished second followed by Lake Minnetonka High School (MN), Arrowhead High School (WI) and St. Ignatius (IL). The top three teams from the region qualified for the nationals. The winning LFHS team skippers were Malcolm Lamphere and Clay Danly with crews Alex Woloshyn, Brittany Manning, Katherine Jones and Thomas Balk.
Hunter Ratliff (coach), Brittany Manning, Thomas Balk, Katherine Jones, Alex Woloshyn,
Clay Danly, Malcolm Lamphere, and Brian Pannier (coach).
The Scouts sailors are looking forward to building on their last twelve month’s successes as they prepare for the nationals. In the past year the Scouts finished 6th in the high school fleet racing national championships, 5th in the 2012 team racing national championship and won this year’s single-handed high school nationals.
About Lake Forest Sailing
For further information on Lake Forest High School Sailing please contact Head Coach, Hunter Ratliff at 847.615.459