UCLA Sailing Team

Stoney Burke Intersectional
Oct 14 2009

Treasure Island

With 4 boats, 17 sailors, and 1 cheerleader in Billy “BoomStacks” Edwards (who is red-shirting this fall to save eligibility for a super-senior season) the UCLA Sailing team made a bigger entrance to the annual intersectional regatta than the Blue Angels that were flying overhead.

Sailing began according to schedule on Saturday morning, with a shifty 6-9 knot breeze filling in from the west. “It’s hard out there. Boats are making both sides work. Roll for the instantaneous wind, not the average, because it’s really puffy,” coached captain and A division skipper Mark Anders as he handed B-division crew and fellow senior Tatsuma-Woo Kawaguchi the bailor. Following a solid A-division rotation, junior skipper Oscar Jasklowski’s nerves seemed to be getting to him as he limped across the line in 17th in both of his first two races. “I really shat the bed on that rotation. And that late 70′s FJ wasn’t helping me out either,” muttered a frustrated Jasklowski as he handed to boat off to a UC Irvine Anteater. In JV, senior skipper Eric Dita and crew Taryn Aguiar came out flying and bangin’ corners with a couple of 6th place finishes. Junior skipper Drew Morton and sophomore crew Lea Cohen were not far behind in 9th.
As the day progressed, the wind picked up to a solid 12 knots for the second rotation and a blustery 17 knots for the third. Perhaps the highlight of the regatta came during Anders’ and senior crew Neha Bazaj’s second rotation, when they finished 4th, and subsequently 1st. Booyah. Considering this is Anders’ first regatta in almost a full year, not too shabby. With stronger winds and a focusing pep-talk from BoomStacks, Jasklowski appeared to have gained some confidence after reeling in a 4th place finish. The building wind didn’t phase Drew Morton or his tree-trunk quads as he hiked his way into 7th in JV-A on the day.
Sunday’s 10a.m. report time seemed to catch Anders off guard, as he had some teammates ready to go by 9a.m. Sunday’s breeze started off much stronger than Saturdays, with puffs up to 15 knots, but gradually died as the day progressed until the final signal start around 4p.m. After taking a shroud to the face and bleeding all over an Oregon FJ, varsity B-division crew Woo-Kawaguchi was on fire spotting puffs and shifts, finishing near the top of the fleet five races in a row. A great day in B-division was marred by a disqualification in the last race for being over early. Sounds like Jasklowski needs to look up at his sail number more often. Morton continued his consistent sailing, and Sophomore skipper Andrew Segal torched some opponents in B-division with 4 top 10 finishes on the weekend.
On behalf of the UCLA Sailing team, we would like to give a big thanks to Mark Anders’ family and Richard Fuller’s sister for giving us a place to sleep, eat, and warm up after the cold conditions. Also, new crews Erin Riley, Linda Wennerstrom, Carly Olenick, and Ingrid Shin deserve a special congratulations for braving the cold in the little gear they had. We hope to see them back for Frosh Soph in Mission Bay on October 17th.

Stoney Burke
Oct 15 2008

Treasure Island

Stoney Burke day 1 and 2 started in a strong north-northeast breeze at 8-15kt and shifted to a lighternorth-northwest wind as the day progressed. Day 1 was sailed until about 6:30pm finishing 11 races in varsity, 10 in jv. Day 2 was concluded shortly before the 4pm deadline for a total of 15 races in varsity and 13 in jv.

Varsity was compromised of Captain Kelly Kephart and Joana Que sailing A division and Captain Mark Anders and Megan Sullivan sailing B division. For A division the regatta started out a bit rough with the large fleet on the line it was hard to get a good start. This team figured it out for the second day and sailed much better, finishing 13th in A division. B division sailed well all weekend tearing it up at the starts and around the course. This team finished consistantly in the top ten to finish 4th in B division. Overall the varsity team finished 8th in a fleet of 25 boats.

Women’s Varsity was sailed by Carmen Bozina and Danielle Ryan in A division and Shannon Walker and Anna Schoenbrunner in B division. In both A and B divisions the girls sailed fast around the course and improved their boat speed but, like varsity, had a few problems getting off the line in such a large fleet. A division finished 16th, B division finished 19th and overall UCLA Women finished 17th

We sent two jv teams who placed 14th and 16th in the jv fleet sailing in a miriad of combinations we had Kelly Trombley, Martha Thompson, Danny Wudka, Andrew Segal, Drew Morton, Morgan Glier, Victor Weisberg, Marina Visan, Taryn Aguir and Eric Chrisman. The fleet of 25 boats was a tough adjustment but everyone learned a lot especially about starting with a larger fleet which we don’t get much practice with. Everyone who sailed jv this weekend dealt with fluky conditions and we really held our own in the jv fleet finishing in mid fleet.

Stoney Burke Intersectional
Oct 9 2005

Redwood City, CA

Traditionally Cal’s annual intersectional, Stanford hosted this year’s Stoney Burke due to scheduling conflicts with Treasure Island. It was the first regatta for UCLA since classes began last week, and although under-practiced the team averaged solid mid-fleet finishes, with skippers Matt Sirignano and Sam Wheeler breaking top 5 in multiple races. Breeze was on at the 9:30 AM report time, so racing began on schedule at 10:30 in 12-15 knots. Wind mellowed out to 8-10 knots by noon, and 8 races were heldin both A & B Divs. Sunday morning saw almost no breeze until almost 1 PM, with only one rotation for A and B divisions. This year’s Stoney Burke also saw the racing debut of our newest member Belen Arguelles, who crewed for Peter Collister in the JV B Division. And of course much thanks to Sarah’s lovely family for hosting us with– as usual– the utmost in hospitality and first class meals.