Page 1C - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 2, 1986
WOLVERINES PREPARE TO DEFEND TITLE
'M' Sailing Club takes off
Red Wings demote
Murphy to minors
By JULIE HOLLMAN
Will, experience, and a little bit of luck
are the elements the Michigan sailing team
will draw upon this weekend when they battle
the best racers from the Midwest and East
Coast in the Cary-Price regatta.
Michigan seeks to retain last year's title
and improve its national, ranking.
THE WOLVERINE club will defend its
championship on home waters at Baseline
Lake. The Naval Academy and eastern
powerhouses Georgetown and Connecticut
College will provide tough competition.
But team captain Jay Dunwell said he's
optimistic about his crew. "This will be a
tough race, but we do have a chance to win.
This is a great time for us to show the East that
the Midwest can be a respectable rival,"
Since Michigan is hosting the race have to
provide the boats for everyone. Michigan
uses 470's, two-man boats with a main sail
and a jib, or smaller sail. The number 470
stands for centimeters.
THE TEAM competed in the Notre Dame
regatta September 13. Michigan handily won
the contest. Like every regatta, the Notre
Dame competition consisted of 15 short races
in two divisions which lasted about 20
Each boat completed a run through the
three-sided course turning around buoys
placed at each corner of the triangle. Each leg
was a1/4 mile.
Michigan's victory in South Bend helped
elevate it to the 20th slot in the national
standings. Despite the ranking, Dunwell
views this year as a rebuilding period.
"OUT OF our 35 members there are only 10
seniors, however they represent the bulk of
our strong racers. I hope to build up the team
this year so when the seniors graduate, the
team won't go with them. Three years ago we
were ranked within the top five teams in the
nation and I would like to see the team reach
that height again," explained Dunwell.
Dunwell and women's captain Holy
O'Brian feel the team can reach 15th this
year. In fact, after winning the Midwest
Sloop Elimination regatta last weekend,
Michigan stands as the strongest in the Mid-
West for that category of boats. The victory
qualifies the team for the Sloop Nationals in
November at the Detroit Yacht Club.
The sailing team practices three times a
week atthe Michigan Sailing Club on
Baseline Lake. The Club governs the team,
which the students run.
EACH TEAM member must become a club
member and pay dues for boats and
equipment. The women's and men's teams
are considered separate, but both groups
practice and race together.
Michigan's season will continue until
Thanksgiving. After a winter hiatus, it
resumes as soon as the ice melts.
For the fall finale, Michigan will compete
in the Timmie Angsted Memorial regatta at
the Chicago Yatch Club. The regatta is the
Midwest's biggest and teams consider it the
fall championship. Following an
elimination race, the Timmie Angsted will
host the top 10 teams from around the country
and the top 10 from the Midwest.
ALTHOUGH HE looks forward to this
challenging contest, Dunwell can't forget his
past experiences in the cold race conditions.
"I remember last year my feet got so wet and
heavy I felt like I was wearing ski boots,"
Like any outdoor sport, the sailing team
must contend with mother nature's whims.
Many times the team drags out all the
equipment only to discover there is no wind.
This minor detail hampers the practice
schedule and promotes water fights. During
a calm practice last week freshman skipper
Debbie Hopkins and her crew Laura Gregory
were hit by a hurricane provided by their
HOPKINS AND Gregory came to
Michigan with intentions of joining the
sailing team. They both had read about
Michigan in Sail Magazine and were
impressed by the high ranking.
Hopkins and Gregory combined to win the
Western Michigan regatta in the A division
last weekend. The team as a whole however,
captured third place.
Veterans on this year's team who will
contribute leadership, experience, and skill
are captains Dunwell and O'Brian, skippers
Josh Kerst, Jody Swanson, and Ben Capucl.
Sophomore transfers Rick Wright and Chris
Carrol will add to Michigan's strength.
Dunwell urges any interested students to
attend meetings on Thursday nights at 7:00
pm in the West Engineering Building.
DETROIT (AP) - The Red
Wings sent two players to the
club's American Hockey League
affiliate at Glens Falls, N.Y., for
disciplinary reasons and
assigned two other players there,
the NHL club announced
Demoted for disciplinary
reasons were left wing Warren
Young and center Joe Murphy, the
No. 1 overall pick in the June
NHL entry draft, Detroit coach
Jacques Demers said in a written
YOUNG WAS sent down after
receiving major penalties and a
game misconduct for spearing
and then fighting with
Edmonton's Jeff Buekeboom
during the second period of
Tuesday night's 3-1 exhibition
loss at Dallas, the Red Wings
"Right now there are four left
wings ahead of Young , and the
spearing penalty last night
precipitated the move to
Adirondack," Demers said.
"He's subject to recall at any
Murphy, who helped lead
Michigan State to the NCAA
championship last season in his
freshman year, was demoted for
being late for three team-related
functions last week, the club said.
Murphy missed the Red
Wings' Tuesday morning flight
to Dallas and arrived on a later
flight, going scoreless against the
Oilers, the Red Wings said.
Demers did not elaborate on the
two other functions for which
Murphy was late.
Also sent down to the
Adirondack club were
defenseman Rock Zombo and
right wing Chris Cichocki. The
moves left Detroit with 24 players
in training camp as the club
prepared -to open its regular
season October 9 at Quebec.
Cherry Bowl hits pits
The Cherry Bowl neared
formal extinction yesterday when
organizers of the postseason
college football contest missed an
NCAA-imposed deadline for
posting a letter of credit and
showing proof of corporate
Bowl organizers said they
planned to appeal.
THE NCAA had set a 6 pm
EDT Wednesday deadline for
Cherry Bowl officials to post a $1
million letter of credit out of
which participating teams would
be paid, spokesman Jim
Marchiony said from NCAA
headquarters in Mission, Kan.
Organizers of the Pontiac
Silverdome contest also missed
the deadline for showing proof of
$1 million in corporate
sponsorships, he said.
With those deaclines having
lapsed, "the Postseason Football
Committee will recommend to the
NCAA Council that the game be
decertified," Marchiony said.
The 44-member council,
planned to meet October 13 to rule
on the decertification request, the
"Cherry Bowl Inc. is
continuing to work toward
securing corporate sponsors so
that it may appeal to the NCAA
bowl spokenan John Johnson
said from Lansing in a statement
read to the Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP)-Jesse
Barfield hit two solo homers to
take over the major league lead
with 39 home runs, and Jimmy
Key and Tom- Henke combined
on a six-hitter last night, leading
the Toronto Blue Jays past the
Toronto ended its four-game
losing streak and snapped New
York's three-game winning
streak. The Yankees finished the
season with a 41-39 record at
home, their worst since 1968.
BARFIELD LED off the second
inning with a high drive just over
the left field fence for the first run
of the game. Two outs later, Ron
Shepherd doubled and scored on a
single by Buck Martinez against
Ron Guidry, 9-12, who allowed
seven hits and pitched his fifth
Barfield, who also leads all
major league outfielders in
assists, got his 20th of the year in
the fourth inning when he threw
out Don Mattingly from right
field trying to stretch a single into
a double. Barfield hit his second
homer of the game in the ninth.
Key, 14-11, who struck out four
and walked three, took a three-hit
shutout into the eighth, but he was
relieved by Henke after giving up
a two-out single to Wayne
Tolleson and a double to Rickey
Henderson. Henke, who earned
his 27th save, got Randolph on a
fly ball to right field to end the
Mattingly, trailing Boston's
Wade Boggs in the AL batting
race, went 2-for-4 and raised his
average to .350. Mattingly's two
hits gave him 230 for the season,
one behind the all-time Yankees'
record set by Earle Combs in 1927.
Mets 6, Expos 4
MONTREAL (AP) - Howard
Johnson's two-out single scored
Gary Carter with the go-ahead
run in the 10th inning, rallying
the New York Mets to their 104th
victory, a 6-4 decision over the
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