Jeff Simon Regatta
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Jeff Simon regatta hosted by the UCSD sailing team at the Mission Bay Yacht Club was a rewarding experience, especially for a novice sailor such as myself. This regatta was the first in which I was a skipper and the fact that I had only skippered twice before meant that the regatta carried with it a high sense of importance for me. My performance at the Jeff Simon regatta would be the benchmark with which I would measure my improvement in the sport. My anxiety mixed with my spirit of competitiveness and the result was a spectacular learning experience. Racing in a fleet of 24 greatly improved my sailing technique, talking with head coach Dave Wright advanced my strategy, and competing with varsity sailors strengthened my drive to be a better sailor. The most impactful moment for me at this regatta was when I returned from my first race and talked to my head coach, Dave Wright. After skippering in a race for the first time, I finally understood everything I had been taught in chalk talks and conversations with varsity members. I asked Dave questions about what I saw in the race and for the first time I understood what Dave and other varsity members had been talking about all along. This regatta, like a good regatta should, left me hungry and eager for more sailing and competition.
As a team, UCSD did well, especially considering the fact that we had a combination of experienced and inexperienced sailors. On Saturday, January 25th, our six boats placed 24th, 21st, 20th, 13th, 12th, and 5th. On Sunday, January 26th, our six boats placed 24th, 23rd, 22nd, 13th, 8th, and 6th. This was an overall success.
Jan 18 - Hawaii By Cheyenne Wright
Oct 19 - UCSD Places 17th of 27 at the Stoney Burke Regatta, JV takes 11th of 17 - Brett Farrell
Oct 5 - Frosh-Soph Regatta