St. Francis IntersectionalApr 10 2005
San Francisco, CA
By Sarah Lewis
As the UCLA team headed to Norcal for the Annual St. Francis regatta the rains cleared leaving two beautiful days full of sunshine and lots of wind! 31 varsity teams came from all over the country, including the Universities of Hawaii, Notre Dame, and Columbia. Steady winds, characteristic of this region, blew around 12-15 knots both days, with gusts over 18 knots. Clearly this was not the weather for light air crews, as Varsity B crew Sarah Lewis learned after falling out of a moving boat, but recovering with a 16th place after losing only 2 boats. On Sunday JV races ended early due to high winds and multiple capsizes. UCI took an early lead on the weekend’s races, which it was able to hold onto despite strong comebacks by USC and Stanford.