The Michigan Sailing Team is run entirely by its elected executive board and general membership. If you have any questions or comments please contact the executive board or the team captains.
Amy Baer — Co-Captain
Amy is from Arizona but she learned to sail at her summer camp on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. However, her true passion for sailing was sparked by a three-week sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands her sophomore year of high school. After this trip she decided she wanted to become a collegiate sailor. Since joining the team her freshman year, Amy has improved her skills as a crew greatly and looks forward to continuing that improvement for the rest of her college career.
Computer Science '19
Austin Haag — Co-Captain
Austin started sailing in Minnesota when he was seven years old in what’s called a pram (a little bathtub with a sail). He eventually progressed through 420s, X, M, MC, C, lasers and a 40-foot yacht, sailing for six days through the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Sailing became a central part of his life, and he completed his Eagle Scout project for his local sailing school. He's excited for the opportunity Michigan Sailing provides for both new and experienced sailors to develop.
kyle doyle — fundraising chair
Hailing from Chelsea Michigan, Kyle joined the team as Freshman, and has enjoyed becoming a competitive sailor since. He has sailed with his family in the past on their Flying Scot, sailing on lakes across Michigan. He is very active sailing in Detroit, as the foredeck on a J120. He has experience all over the Great Lakes in distance races, including some of the most exciting Chicago and Port Huron to Mackinac races this past summer. He also sailed in the Queen’s Cup, placing first in class and fourth overall. Upon joining the team, he has become a member of the keelboat team, competing at the Larchmont IOR, and ICSA Keelboat Championships at the Naval Academy.
Sofia Gambini — Communications Chair
Sofia is senior from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has done all of her sailing on Burt Lake, Michigan, at a summer camp where she currently works as the Waterfront Director. While she had never officially raced before joining the team, she feels most accomplished in her ability to sail with a bunch of children in her boat, and likes to think she is fairly good at sailing ‘leisurely’. She joined the team to learn how to race and to improve her sailing skills overall, and is now a competitive crew on the team. She is looking forward to being more involved with recruiting, social media, and crew development in her new position.
Evolutionary Anthropology '18
grant glover — Treasurer
Grant Glover is from Birmingham, Michigan, and grew up sailing Lasers on Orchard Lake. He then joined the team as a freshman in college and quickly became a competitive sailor in dinghies but has since gravitated to the keelboat events. His goal for the keelboat team is to win some major regattas in his final year on the team.
Mechanical Engineering '19
graham Eger — Rec Sports Chair
Graham began his sailing career cruising on a J120 in Southern California. After moving back home to Grosse Pointe, he gave a try at Optis. Little boats weren’t quite his taste at the time so after about a decade of other sports, he switched over to big boat racing. A few Mackinac races and other big boat regattas in the midwest later, he came back to dinghy’s joining the Michigan team his Junior year. Graham is looking forward to continue improving his dinghy skills with the Michigan team this Spring and his bow skills on other people’s boats this summer.
Computer Science '19
Connor Goulet — Sailing Development Chair
Connor is a Freshman from East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Connor grew up sailing on Reeds Lake in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Connor started by racing Optis and Butterflys as a junior sailor and eventually progressed to enjoying Lasers and 420s in High School. Connor was a Co-Captain of the East Grand Rapids High School Sailing Team and is currently a coach at Grand Rapids Yacht Club.