I'll start off by acknowledging that many/most do not even realize Michigan has a competitive sailing team. In fact, this past year's team had a great conference season and put together a good run at the collegiate national championships. But there's also a good bit of history with the team. A new chapter of that history was written earlier when team alum and Aerospace Engineering grad Bora Gulari was selected to the afterguard (on the water management) of the Italian America's Cup syndicate, Luna Rosa Challenge for the 35th America's Cup cycle.
Great job, Bora. that's a long way from Baseline Lake.
He's not the first Michigan grad and team alum to compete for the Cup and he certainly won't be the last, but he is the latest. In 2013 he also become a 2 time World Champion in the Moth Class.