Second two regattas of the South Series to qualify for Coed PCCs
At both South 3 and 4 we sailed Varsity, Women’s Varsity, and 2 JV. Varsity was sailed by Kelly Kephart, Joana Que, Carmen Bozina, and Danielle Ryan. Women’s Varsity was sailed by Shannon Walker, Morgan Glier, Halie Kampman, and Neha Bazaj. The JV boats were sailed by Oscar Jasklowski, Tatsuma Woo-Kawaguchi, Billy Edwards, Steven Wilson, Victor Weisberg, Richard Fuller, Andrew Segal and Lea Cohen.
South 3 was sailed in light winds 2-6knots, 5 races were completed by both divisions. Varsity finished 7th in both divisions and 7th overall. Women’s Varsity finished 15th in A, 13th in B and 15th overall. JV 1 finished 11th in A, 15th in B and 13th overall, JV 2 finished 17th in both divisions and 17th overall. Special recognition to Oscar and Tats in JV 1 A division who held their own against the varsity sailors and had a really stand out last rotation.
South 4 was sailed in winds between 12 and 20 knots will huge swells coming in all day, everyone had a tough time sailing in the high winds and keeping warm while doing it. Varsity finished 10th in A, 8th in B and 10th overall. Women’s Varsity finished 17th in A, 15th in B and 15th overall. JV 1 finished 15th in A, 13th in B and 14th overall. JV 2 finished 16th in both divisions and 17th overall. Everyone should be very proud for sticking it out in these tough conditions.
After this weekend UCLA is still ranked 4th in the south series, still on track to qualify for Coed PCCs.
The first of the south series was sailed in Mission Bay. South 1 and 2 are two seperate regattas that count towards standings in the south, top 5 teams after the conclusion of the series go to Coed PCCs
South 1 was sailed in light winds between 2 and 5 knots, 5 races were completed in each division. Kelly Kephart and Joana Que sailed Varsity A finishing 9th on Saturday, Carmen Bozina and Danielle Ryan sailed Varsity B finishing 4th on Saturday for a combined overall 5th place. Women’s Varsity was sailed by Shannon Walker, Anna Schoenbrunner, Halie Kampman, and Neha Bazaj who finished 16th overall. JV was sailed by Drew Morton, Morgan Glier, Eric Dita, Tatsuma Woo-Kawaguchi, and Lea Cohen who finshed 20th. All divisions were sailed together.
South 2 saw a little more wind building from 5 to 12 knots, 6 races were completed in each division. The same varsity team sailed on Sunday A division ended up 4th, B division ended up 11th for an overall finish of 6th. Women’s Varsity also sailed by the same people, A division in 14th and B division in 13th for an overall finish of 14th. JV was also sailed by the same people with the addition of Taryn Aguiar as an A divsion crew. JV finished 18th on Sunday.
After the first two south series UCL A is on track to qualify for PCCs, ranking 4th in the southern conference.
Also as a result of South 1-2 Varsity sailors Kelly Kephart and Joana Que were named women sailors of the week. Sailor of the week is a new honor that the PCCSC district has started and this was the first week.
When we arrived on Thursday a tropical storm blasted the islands with 30‐60 knot winds, that continued through Friday. The two days that followed ended up to be very, very, very shifty with wind out of the North, East, South and the West. The UH team also hosted a dinner in honor of Peter Wenner on Saturday night for all of the Rainbow sailors. Varsity was sailed in FJs by Kelly Kephart, Joana Que, Carmen Bozina, and Danielle Ryan. JV was sailed in 420s by Shannon Walker, Anna Schoenbrunner, Kassie Klaritsch, Eric Chrisman, Taryn Aguiar, Oscar Jasklowski, and Morgan Glier.