FAST Issue no. 1

Posted by William Larsen on March 20, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Awesome summary of the 2012 Fall Season. Thanks FAST!!

Winter Quarter Update!

Posted by William Larsen on January 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone,

I know we are really overdue for an update, but we have been really busy with some really cool stuff this quarter. So, here is a long overdue update on the teams recent exploits!



Rose Bowl


We started out our quarter with the Rose Bowl Intersectional Regatta in Long Beach. This was a huge regatta with 60 high schools teams and thirty college teams from all around the country. Saturday was light in the morning, but steadily built to a solid ten knots by the time 1:00 came around. Senior Brian Hoover, with crew Kate Andersen, went out and had some solid races throughout the day in A fleet. Sophomore Sam Heller, started in B fleet with Sophomore Kathryn Benight. As the day progressed Sophomore Nick Weis hopped in for Heller and finished the day in B fleet.

Sunday, we had a bit of drizzle in the morning, which had died off by first start leaving us with sunny Southern California skies. Senior William Larsen started the day sailing A fleet with Benight. The wind started out light, but quickly built to 13 knots. There were some big 90 degree shifts that made some of the races fairly interesting. Sam Heller started in B with Kate Andersen on Sunday. While the wind was very different from the usual Newport breeze, the Anteaters persevered and finished the day in 21st out of 30 teams.

This was a big warm up regatta and made the Anteaters realize that the competition in PCCSC was going to be much tougher. We would like to thank all of the alumni that came down to support us on the pier! Thanks, Jack Porter, Martha Davis, and Colin Averill!


Results can be found here.



Rainbow Regatta


This past weekend five Anteaters traveled to Hawaii to compete against schools throughout the country at the PJ Wenner Rainbow Invite. The wind was extremely frustrating with 30 degree shifts every race. The wind would also fluctuate between 15 and 0 knots. There were teams from all over the country including, a Japanese team, Sale Regina, University of Washington and a slew of teams from California.

Senior William Larsen started in A fleet with crew Daniel Diaz. Sam Heller started in B fleet withdrew Kate Andersen. After the first two races Nick Weis hopped into A fleet with Diaz. As the wind built Larsen hopped in to crew for Weis. After racing on Saturday Mr. Wenner, made dinner for all of the sailors.

Sunday started the same as Saturday with Weis starting in A fleet with Diaz. As the wind built Larsen went in for Diaz so that we could keep the boat a little flatter. The Anteaters finished 8th out of 13. Although, there were a few teams ahead of us most of those were duplicate teams, Salve had two teams sailing and Hawaii had three. So only four schools finished ahead of us: University of Washington (by only 5 points) CSULB, Hawaii, and Salve Regina.


We would give a huge thanks to our hosts, Fizz, Fuzz, and Leslie for letting us stay in their house for the weekend. The Wenner family also deserves a round of applause for cooking for us on Saturday afternoon. Finally, we would like to thank the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation for their generous grant! Zot! Zot! Zot!


Results can be found here.



In Other News


The team recently bought new tillers for all of their boats! We received the tillers on Wednesday and are extremely excited to start practicing with them!


We are also in the process of organizing an Alumni regatta for the end of April. We will get a date out to you by the end of next week. So get ready for some awesome J-22 racing!


The New Boat

Posted by William Larsen on February 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey Everyone,

Here is a Picture of the new boat! We have used it once at South 1/2! There was a slight problem with the rudder and the pintels on the rudder but Laser Performance is fixing it right now. We are still trying to think of a name for it, currently we have "The New Sexy." If you have other ideas for names tell us! I personally think we should name our new boats after our All Americans! Although, it may take some time to get over 35 boats...

Sorry Guys looks like when I was moving files around I broke the link for the picture! It should be fixed now.


Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on March 11, 2011 at 3:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a much better layout! Or copy the link given below!

2011 UCI Sailing’s Nick Scandone Memorial Regatta

Notice of Race

March 12, 2011


1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing

1.2 The Organizing Authority (OA) is the University of California, Irvine Sailing Team

(UCIST) or “Anteaters”.


2.1 This regatta is open to J-22s. Three (3) boats are required to constitute a class

eligible for a start and trophies.

2.2 Eligible boats may enter by showing up at the UCI Sail Base, ready to sail and

have a good time. Showing up will include snacks and beverages during the

regatta, post-racing dinner, beverages, and trophy presentation.

2.3 A representative from each boat must check-in with the RC boat once on the

racecourse on Saturday, March 12 2011 between 1330-1400.


Saturday 3/5/11

Check-In 1300-1320

Skippers Meeting 1320

First Warning 1400

No Start After 1630

Trophies after racing

3.2 Please refer to the attached document “Event Information” for further information

regarding the schedule of events – including meals – not related to racing.


Sailing instructions will be available upon check-in at the UCI Sail Base.


‐ Buoy racing will commence in the area that we call “the turning basin” even

though it’s not.

‐ A permanent mark race will commence around the entire Newport Harbor.


‐ The courses for the buoy races will be modified windward-leeward courses.

‐ The course for the permanent mark race will be determined by the RC. Racers

will be informed of course and will be able to reference said course on course



7.1 Two (2) races are required to be completed to constitute a series. But we’re really

shootin’ for three….


Actually, A trophy (just one) will be awarded to the class winner before dinner

post racing.

2011 UCI Sailing’s Nick Scandone Memorial Regatta

Notice of Race

March 12, 2011


Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors

in this race participate entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The

race organizers (OA, Ratings Authority, Race Committee, Protest Committee, host

club, sponsors, or any other organization or official) will not be responsible for

damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including

death, sustained as a result of participation in this race. By participating in this

race, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all

liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest

extent permitted by law.

Just in case, you know, anything bad happens….


For further information please contact:

Megan Pluth



Finally, a New Sailing Team Logo

Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on February 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM Comments comments (0)

The sailing anteaters have finally said GOODBYE to the varsity stack, and HELLO to our new logos. It's taken quite awhile to draw, agree on, and digitize a new design, but it's finally here! The two goals we attempted to accomplish with these new designs included making it quite apparent that we are associated with UCI, and making our logo relevant to the sailing team only, not other UCI clubs and organizations. We are excited to see our new designs on NORs, sailing results, pinnies, and of course our website. We are particularly looking forward to our new pinnies currently in production which will dawn the UC Irvine block letters on the front, with our sail logo large on the back (no burgee)-- that's right, no more WAMU representation! They will still be bright blue and easy to spot on the water, and hopefully they will arrive in time for qualifiers in Spring. We would love to hear your thoughts on our new logos as it is just one more step closer to establishing ourselves as a successful club sport.



Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on February 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Attention alumni sailors, we are in the process of planning our 2011 Alumni regatta scheduled for March 12. Our current plan is to break out our new J-22's (for all those who have vowed never to sail a dinghy again) and enjoy an afternoon of competative/friendly racing. Afterwords, we hope you will join the UCI sailing team for a post-sailing BBQ in Newport Beach. Details are still being worked out, but please save the date and look for upcoming details in you inboxes. ZOT ZOT!

Any questions? e-mail Martha at

Paralympic Gold Medalist Scandone Wins US SAILING’s National Sportsmanship Award

Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on August 28, 2009 at 7:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Paralympic Gold Medalist Scandone Wins US SAILING’s National Sportsmanship Award


Wife presented with W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy at Clagett Regatta


PORTSMOUTH,R.I. (August 27, 2009) - US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport,has announced the winner of its National Sportsmanship award, the W. Van AlanClark Jr. Trophy, to the late Nick Scandone (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Today,US SAILING’s Executive Director, Charlie Leighton, presented the nationalsportsmanship award to Nick Scandone’s wife, Mary Kate, following the awardsceremony for the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta (a sanctioned eventfor disabled sailors) at Fort Adams in Newport, R.I.


The 2008 Paralympic Gold Medalist passed away January 2, 2009, after a long battle withALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease thataffects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. An avid sailor since hewas a child, Scandone reached his ultimate goal of winning a Paralympic goldmedal this past summer in Qingdao, China with SKUD-18 teammate MaureenMcKinnon-Tucker. Scandone beat the odds of his disease by not only being strongenough to compete at the 2008 Paralympic Games, but by winning the gold medal aday early, with two races left to go.


Leighton mentioned in his presentation that, “In the words of those who nominated thisyear’s winner, Nick served as an example of a person who not only played hissport well within the parameters of the rules, but encouraged others to do thesame. He was humble about his achievements, accepting honors and awardsquietly, while speaking from the heart. Nick showed interest in each person,not just in the race results of the day. Nick’s record of loyalty to histeammates and self-sacrifice at the highest level of sailing competition madethe committee’s decision, in the end, an easy one.”


“Nickwas a driving force in Paralympic sailing and an amazing example to all of usthat nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it regardless of thechallenges that may stand in your way,” said Betsy Alison, 2008 Paralympic TeamHead Coach. “It’s a fitting tribute that this award be presented at the ClagettMemorial Regatta. He spent so many memorable moments with some of thesesailors, and contributed to bringing in sailors to compete at these events.”


Scandonebecomes the first disabled sailor to win US SAILING’s W. Van Alan Clark, Jr.Sportsmanship Trophy. He joins a long list of highly respected sailors who havereceived the award since the award was first presented 20 years ago. The listincludes such well-known sailors as Olin J. Stephens, Dave Perry, HarryCarpenter, and Buddy Melges.


Sportsmanshipis difficult to define but easily recognizable. The high standards exemplifiedby the true sportsperson are vital to the health of sailing, which is why eachyear US SAILING presents its prestigious W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Trophy. Thisaward honors those people who are outstanding examples of dedication andgraciousness in the sport of sailing, and for sharing these talents withothers. Nominees include sailors who have performed a single exemplary act orwho have consistently exemplified the finest tradition of the sport both on andoff the water, through instruction and encouragement of others.


Moreinformation about the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. National Sportsmanship Trophy canbe found on US SAILING's website at  ;




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