to a whole new world
Photostory by Dana Linnane
"It's a game of angles, like outdoor
Steve Blanchard, four-year member
University Sailing Club member Steve Blanchard
has been a club participant since 1995 and comes
out almost every weekend to sail and to compete -
but mostly to relax. Blanchard, like many other
club members, makes use of the University's
facilities out on Baseline Lake. Along with weekly
competitions between experienced racers, the club
also sponsors weekly training for beginners.
Yet for the seasoned sailors, competition is
stiff. For them, sailing is a lot more than fun in
the sun. Physics, strategy, and basic instinct all
come into play for this group of athletes. One of
the most accomplished club members is the Sailing
National Champion of Romania, Ovidu Adam, who pairs
a lethal boat with his seven year old son,
Cristian. It's no picnic at the beach for these
|Club member Steve Blanchard takes times as
racers cross the finish line in weekly races,
held on Sundays.
|Pietro Buttolo gets back into the swing of
things after a year in Italy. Buttolo has been
a member since 1996.
|Club member Kathrin Weber relaxes with
soon-to-be member Eric Gelehrter after a
morning packed with racing.
The Michigan Daily