Co-Ed Pacific Coast Championships
Friday, April 5, 2013
This past weekend Matt Morris, Dani Sams, Eric Alamillo, and Nicolas Delfino competed in the Pacific Coast Championship Regatta. The event, which the team qualified for by ranking in the top 11 schools in the conference, offered the top three schools from the event the chance to go to Virginia for Semi-Nationals. This weekend brought the best sailing the Tritons had seen, with fierce competition among the top half of the fleet. The team however, brought itís A game, and came prepared to battle. After a very poor first set from both A and B division, the Tritons looked to make up lost ground, battling back until they managed to get third, just a point ahead of the University of Hawaii, after Saturday.
On Sunday the team returned to the waters in front of Broadway Pier. Lighter and shiftier breeze posed more challenges for the team. Throughout the day Hawaii and UCSD traded off between 3rd and 4th, neither able to gain separation from the other. It would come down to the last two races of the day. Despite placing 2nd in their last race of the season, Matt and Dani were unable to get ahead of Hawaii who placed 1st. Eric and Nick then were left with too much ground to make up, especially given the awesome last race that Hawaii was able to put on. In the end the team placed 4th overall at the event, though not qualifying for Semi-Nationals, still a massive improvement over the past two years where the team had placed 9th and 10th of 11. A huge thanks to all who supported the team this weekend, and a large congratulations to Stanford, UCSB, and Hawaii for their qualifications.
Mar 30 - St. Francis Invite leaves Tritons Swimming
Mar 22 - Tritons Nab 2nd at South 5 Intersectional
Mar 12 - McIntyre Regatta