PCCSC Coed Championships
Saturday, April 26, 2014
There was no better way to spend the last race of the season than in Hawaii. All of our endless practices and hard work paid off as our varsity team went to the island of Oahu to race in PCCSC Coed Championships on April 25th and 26th. This weekend was not only about racing, but to give the seniors of the team a chance to sail competitively one last time. The weekend started with 15 knots of wind that quickly picked up, and soon we were battling 25-knot guests. This was the kind of sailing my skipper John Olson and I were wishing for all year, and we definitely got we wished for. After the first race we had open blisters on our hands and our legs burned from the amount of hiking we were forced to do in order to try and keep our boat flat. This wind put all our skills and coordination to the test because there was no seconding guessing our decisions. Skipper Nick Delfino and his crew Cheyenne Wright also worked extremely hard in the wind, and were so overpowered that skipper Brock Wooldridge and Chris Keefe had to fill in. On Saturday we ended in 5th place, 15 points out of fourth. Unfortunately Sunday was not so successful as we were all sore from previous day’s racing. We dropped to 7th and ended there. But we were all able to race with one another and against friends from other teams, making it all the worthwhile. It was even more meaningful for me because it was the last regatta I had with my skipper. All year John has taught me how to be a varsity crew and I have progressed with ever regatta we have sailed together. I have grown to be comfortable with him on the boat to race both seriously and know when to just have fun. He was given a proper farewell by being presented with the PCCSC Student Leadership award for the second year in a row, while also being nominated for the national award. Off the water we stayed at Brock’s place, relaxed on the beach, and had amazing food like manapuas. Overall we had a memorable regatta, making it a wonderful way to close out the 2013-2014 season.
Apr 12 - South 5 Regatta at Long Beach
Apr 5 - Women’s PCCSC Championships
Mar 29 - North 5 Regatta in San Francisco