Women’s PCCSC Championships
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The women’s PCCSC Championship regatta in Santa Barbara this weekend was full of highs and lows. Sailing the UCSD team was skipper Danielle Sams crewing with Hannah Alford, skipper Erika Poynter crewing with Rosalie Winnik and first time skipper Cheyenne Wright crewing with Elsa Felgar. We had a late start the first day with low and inconsistent winds. From the start, the wind shifted often causing abandoned races and postponements. But that was OK with us because the weather was beautiful with not a cloud in the sky. Eventually the wind picked up and allowed us to get off some races. Nearing the afternoon we had a bit of an odd occurrence. The cold inconsistent breeze became a warm consistent one coming from the east, the mountains. The 180 degree swing was perplexing and as white caps were forming we were warned that we had “legit” wind coming our way and to brace ourselves for 20+ knot winds! The wind allowed for some really good practice—something that was uncommon for Mission Bay. As pins were being set up for the next race, boats began capsizing. The weather had forecasted that 40+ knot winds were to hit us in 20 minutes so the races were called off and we headed back to the dock. Day 2 had much more consistent winds and equally as beautiful weather. Overall the UCSD team did very well. All but 2 of our sailors are new this year to the team. Out of 12 teams we placed 9th. The drive home was the cherry on top of a great exciting weekend with a sunset drive on the beachfront California State route 1.
Mar 1 - McIntyre Team Race
Feb 9 - Stanford North 2 Races
Feb 8 - Bryson’s Women’s Regatta