UCLA Sailing Team

Fall Season Recap
Jan 5 2009

To round off the Fall sailing season we sailed in Women’s Fall Champs, North South, and Rose Bowl.

Women’s Fall Champs was sailed out of MBYC by Kelly Kephart, Joana Que, Carmen Bozina, and Danielle Ryan with Shannon Walker as the alternate. Day 1 blew 3-5knots and Day 2 blew 15-20 making it a real test of everyone’s skills in two weather extremes. After two days of racing UCLA ended up 4th overall.

North South was sailed in the Santa Barbara Harbor and always has huge attendance from UCLA. The regatta was sailed in shifty conditions that varied between 5 and 14 knots. Varsity divisions were on the water simulateously and sailed continuously right of the sea wall. Varsity was sailed by Kelly Kephart, Joana Que, Carmen Bozina, Danielle Ryan and Mark Anders in the laser, varsity finished two days of sailing with an 11th place finish. We also brought 3 jv boats and rotated a total of 20 sailors through out those 6 spots. JV sailed on a seperate course down by the pier, the 3 JV boats finished 9th, 11th, and 16th. Thanks so much to Karleen Wray who organized rotations on the beach.

Rosebowl was the last Fall regatta of 2008 and was sailed by Mark Anders, Megan Sullivan, Carmen, Bozina, and Danielle Ryan. They sailed both Saturday and Sunday in light winds. East coast schools dominated the regatta but UCLA came out with a solid mid fleet 15th place finish. Mark and Megan finished 15th in A division and Carmen and Danielle finished 16th in B division. This was a tough regatta with a lot of very talented competition, our sailors worked hard and sailed well.

Overall great Fall semester!!