UCSD Sailing Debut
Saturday, October 11, 2014
On October 11, 2014 saw the start of the UC San Diego Frosh/Soph and UC San Diego Open Regattas hosted by the UC San Diego Sailing Team at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. Each with an A and B division, the two regattas shared a race course with separate starting times and a restricted start line. The sailors raced a simple course with one weather mark and one leeward mark. The sun shone strong on the course but the morning wind was light. Throughout the day the wind conditions were shifty but strong enough to keep races going into the early evening. Both divisions and regattas finished seven races before calling it for the day. The teams returned the following day to a muggy morning beleaguered by marine layer, delaying the races until 11:00am. The conditions were light and only four races were finished by each division by the end of the day. All around these regattas presented a great medium for constructive practice in a semi-competitive environment. For Frosh/Soph, UC San Diego teams ended the regatta 17th, 21st, and 24th. For UC San Diego Open the teams finished 5th and 8th out of 12. Congratulations to UC Santa Barbra for finishing first in both regattas!