Fenwick Sailing
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Last weekend, Fenwick Sailors Harry Bearrows (captain), John Hultquist, Allison Lang, Sam Schak, Cece Carl, Patrick Kelly and Liam Soule competed at the Halloween Spectacular regatta in Lake Geneva, WI. With numerous high place finishes in both divisions, the Friars beat local schools such as Lyons Township and St. Ignatius. Way to go, Friars


Congratulations to Fenwick Sailing Team members Harry Bearrows, Maura Hopkinson and John Hultquist, who traveled to the MISSA Great Oaks Qualifier in Wayzata, Minnesota, where they qualified for the championship fleet and had one of the best regattas in team history. This past weekend, the sailors showed up for a regatta downtown at Belmont Yacht Club, but were stormed out on Saturday. They returned ready on Sunday with Bearrows, Hultquist and Allison Lang in A division, and Maura Hopkinson, Hultquist, Samantha Schak, Patrick Kelly and Brendan Conboy in B division. Team members look forward to competing more this fall and extending their sailing experience into the spring season. 


Prepping for the Pewaukee Regatta this weekend! Good luck to our team members that will be going! Sail fast!!


The signup for Fall Sailing is now up! Please go to THIS link to sign up! Practice starts on Monday August 28th. Tryouts for Fenwick are going to take place on August 23rd.


We had a successful End-of-Year sailing banquet for all members of our 2016-17 team! Thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially the parents and Mr. Hackman-Brooks! Many of our sailors received varsity letters awarded by the school, as well as paper plate awards made by other members of the team! Check out the pictures from the fun evening on the home page!


Here's to our Central Mallory Fenwick Team: Sat: Quinn, Gavin, Maura, John, Clark. Sun: Harry, Gavin, John. Thank you parent chaperones: Kathleen Wilson, Jim Hopkinson, Shaughnessys on Sat. Sun : Kathleen Wilson, Deb Hultquist. Great job guys and thank you to everyone involved, as well as congratulations to everyone who participated in the Icebreaker last weekend!!



Spring Sailing Rigging is on March 18th, 2017 beginning at 12pm for sailors. there will be lunch served and parents are invited!



Just a reminder--

Quantum Sailing is bringing in Terry Hutchinson to Columbia for a talk on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm.  This is a free seminar and Terry is one of the world’s best sailors, so there should be some good information.

You must register individually at this link below if you wish to come:




We will be hosting the Spring informational meeting on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6pm in room 17. There will be a coach from Columbia Yacht Club, as well as a representative from Crowleys to speak about drysuits and other gear.



Save the date! The rigging of the boats for the spring season is around the corner on March 18th, 2017! Come out for a day of discussion, introductions, and lunch!



Thank you to Quinn Shaugnessy '17 for attending the mock trial this Saturday and representing Fenwick Sailing! 



The Banks Blackwell regatta was held at Culver Academies, and our team placed 3rd for A division! Good job Fenwick Sailing!



The team participated in the Autumn Classic Regatta held at Chicago Yacht Club this weekend. This was the first race for some of the members and it couldn't have been a better learning experience!



This weekend Harry Bearrows and Maura Hopkinson competed at the Great Oaks Regatta in Wayzata, MN and placed 1st for Silver Fleet. Congratulations Harry and Maura!



We will be having our yearbook pictures taken this Wednesday at 5.20 p.m. in the gym. We hope to see you there!



FENWICK SAILING TEAM--Please join us in the cafeteria on Thursday August 25, 2016 from 6.30-7.30 for our informational presentation about Fall Sailing! Our new moderator Mr Mark Hackman-Brooks will be in attendance as well as Columbia coaching staff, representative from Crowley's for gear, current team members and families.


As noted earlier, Sailing is a co-ed, no-cut sport, and past experience is not required. 

Our team sails out of Columbia Yacht Club. Our head coach Kurt Thomsen just notified us that official practices will begin the week of August 29. Questions? Email us fenwicksailing@gmail.com