UCLA Sailing Team

South 5
Mar 3 2009

Long Beach, CA

South 5 started out with A divsion floating around Alamitos Bay in Long Beach waiting for the wind to fill in. Saturday was sailed on a new course most of our sailors hadn’t seen with a leeward gate in 3-7 knots of wind. Sunday there was some waiting around but races got off at about 11:30 in 5 knots, the winds continued to build throughout the day.

Varsity A was sailed by Kelly Kephart and Joana Que, Varsity B was sailed by Carmen Bozina and Danielle Ryan who sailed very well this weekend and got their first bullet in coed in the last race of Saturday, sandwiched by 2 second places in the 3rd and 5th races of the regatta. Varsity ended in 8th place overall, 4th in the district and qualified for PCCs along with USC, UCSB, UCI, and Chapman.

Women’s Varisty was sailed by Shannon Walker and Anna Schoenbrunner in A division and Halie Kampman and Neha Bazaj in B division. Both divisions sailed very well with a few top ten finishes each, finishing 13th overall.

We sailed 2 two JV boats, JV 1 A division was Oscar Jasklowski and Tatsuma Woo Kawaguchi, B division Drew Morton and Morgan Glier, this team finished 20th and was very evenly balanced between A and B. JV 2 was sailed by Billy Edwards, Lea Cohen and Colleen McHugh in A division and Eric Dita and Martha Thompson in B division. This team finished 24th. Also in the spirit of getting more boats on the line we had Richard Fuller and Taryn Aguiar crew for a UCSD JV skipper.

That was the last fleet racing JV regatta in our district, JV still has cal team race this weekend and Oregon in April to look forward to. Great job this weekend!!!!

South 3-4
Feb 16 2009

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.

South 1-2
Feb 16 2009

Mission Bay

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.