Menninger Views On Morgan Cup Team Race Trophy

Team race victories are undoubtedly a team effort. However, when asked about the same to Michael Menninger, the team captain of St. Francis Yacht Club, this is what he had to say. He gave credit to those who were miles away at the time of regatta yet made the team prepare for one of the highly competitive keelboat team race regattas of the country. He felt that the credit should ideally go to people who were not physically present there, but made the team give its best. Menninger said that the regatta gave them reps as a team, which made things more real. They got a few three on three practices through kites and other things.

The New York Yacht Club team captain Peter Levesque finished in 2nd and Corinthian Yacht Club came in 3rd with San Diego Yacht Club is achieving 4th place. The New York Yacht Club team race regatta for Morgan Cup was initially setup in 2002 but has now transformed into the highly coveted trophies as far as the racers from post-collegiate team is concerned. To receive an invitation to regatta needs a considerable team-racing background. The competitors in 2018 include college sailors, former team race world champions as well as Olympians.

Every team wants to get off to a great start and lots of team races have been achieved by a slow starting team, but reaches to the top towards the end of the race. The 2018 Morgan Cup was indeed an interesting regatta as it was not at all dependent on the weather conditions, but solely on every team’s performance in the 2 round robins. San Francisco was one of the venues known for its windy weather in the United States, but the St. the Francis team won all 9 of its matches to take a 3 point lead towards the end of the 1st round.


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