Chicago’s Vanguard 15 sailors moved the early season action to Indiana’s Lake Maxinkuckee, the second largest natural lake in Indiana. Using GPS-guided buoys from MarkSetBot, the fleet was able to minimize race committee assets. (Courtesy Meghan O'Rourke /)I admit, I was a skeptic. When the Chicago Vanguard 15 fleet announced it would host an event in mid-May, I thought it was too soon. Despite the fact that the V15 is a two-person boat, so crew size is limited, getting a group of boats together seemed risky. The series was to take place over three consecutive Saturdays on Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Indiana. A two-hour drive southeast of Chicago, I also thought it was farther than anyone would want to travel for a day of sailing.
However, as more details were released, I decided it was an event I didn’t want to miss. Organized by V15 fleet captain and class president, Meghan O’Rourke, and hosted by Sail22, the regatta would feature on-the-water coac.... Continue Reading at Sailing World