Saturday, April 11, 2015
On the 11th and 12th of April, the UC San Diego Sailing Team competed in the Stanford Gold/Silver Invite. In the Gold event there were 18 boats, one representing UC San Diego, and in the silver event, there were a total of 16 boats, where UC San Diego was represented by one boat yet again. On Saturday the wind was progressively picking up throughout the day, and after a late start, we continued late into the day to finish 10 races, two of which were in the new z420 platform. The starting line was very short in this race, and the marks were continuously moving, and the course was often favored on the pin end, which led to a crowded starting line. Some of the races were started while the last race was being finished, leading to some cross fleet mishaps, but our boats held it together and had a great day sailing, with the Gold event boat placing 13th, and the silver event boat placing slightly better. On Sunday, the event conditions changed to extremely low wind, which postponed the event until the afternoon. Once the wind picked up to acceptable conditions, the Silver fleet started the day, sailing a few races and ending up in an 11th place tie breaker. The gold fleet boat ended the day on a z420, only finishing one race due to time constraints, and placing 15th overall.
Mar 28 - South Designate Regatta
Mar 21 - The Western Canada Cup Regatta
Mar 7 - Sailing in Long Beach