Marina del Rey, CA
The first annual UCLA Alumni Regatta was sailed in Marina Del Rey on Sunday May 24th. Recent and older alumni raced along with current team members in a buzzards bash format. We fielded 18 boats that sailed in 2 fleet racing divisions to determine the team racing teams for the afternoon. 8 races total were finished by the 18 boats in the morning we took a lunch/free sail break to figure our team racing teams and racing resumed finishing one round robin with 6 teams.
Barbeque was provided all day and Alums met and mingled with current and other past team members. Friends of the UCLA Sailing Team (FOUST), the alumni group, conducted its first meeting and voted on officers President: Sam Wheeler, Vice President: Lyzz Schwegler, Treasurer: Blaize Wallace, Secretary: Stephanie Spilker, Team Liason: Kelly Kephart.
This event was a great success and we plan to continue the tradition annually. Thank you so much to the Alumni who came out to participate and donated their time and money to help the team. Special thanks to the current team members who helped run the regatta and sailed with Alums.
Santa Barbara, CA
Women’s PCCs was sailed in Santa Barbara, hosted by UCSB, 9 teams attended. A division was sailed by Kelly Kephart and Joana Que with Shannon Walker as the alternate, B division was sailed by Carmen Bozina and Danielle Ryan with Shannon Walker as the alternate.
Saturday began in a light easterly and quickly built up to the low 20′s. Six races were completed in A and four in B, and most teams experienced at least one capsize. A division at the end of Saturday was in 3rd place, B division was in 6th. Overall the team was in 5th with only 5 points seperating 3rd to 6th place.
Sunday was sailed in light conditions 1-5 knots, 2 races were sailed in A and 4 in B. A division dropped to 4th place and B division finished in 5th. UCLA stayed in 5th place behind UCI and USC a mere 8 points out of qualifying for semi finals.
This regatta closes UCLA’s 2009 season.
Cascade Locks, OR
UCLA drove close to 20 hours to compete in an intersectional with the North West division, the people that generally sail in the JV division attended this regatta to field both a Coed and Women’s team. All sailors did very well but both teams were penalized 40 points for not filling out RP forms.
Saturday began with a steady 10-15 kts coming from the east. The wind died for 20 minutes early in the afternoon,but resumed the 10-15 kts until eventually stopping at 4pm. Four races in each division were sailed. Sunday began with a light 5-10 kts out of the east, but died to 2-5 kts shortly after A division began their first race. Only one A race was finished and racing was cancelled for the day.
Coed was sailed by Oscar Jasklowsi and Tatsuma Woo-Kawaguchi in A division and Drew Morton and Lea Cohen in B division. A division ended up 9th before the RP penalty, 12th after. B division ended up 3rd before the 20 point penalty, 7th after. Overall the Coed team finished 6th before the penalty, 10th after.
Women’s was sailed by Shannon Walker and Anna Schoenbrunner in A division and Halie Kampman and Neha Bazaj in B division. A division ended up 14th before the RP penalty, 15th after. B division ended up 8th before the 20 point penalty, 14th after. Overall the Coed team finished 13th before the penalty, 14th after.