Women's PCC's & Men's Single-handed Qualifiers

Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on October 29, 2013 at 1:15 AM

This weekend (Oct. 26 & 27) was a double regatta weekend for the Anteaters hosted by USC/US Sailing Center, racing off of Belmont Pier in Long Beach. We had four ladies compete in Women's PCC's: Kate Andersen skippered for Kathryn Benight in A fleet, while Ellen Suder and Bridget Steiner each took a day of skippering and crewing in B fleet. Nick Weis represented UCI in the Men's Singlehanded qualifiers as well.

There were 9 teams in total for women's, and it was a strong group of girls racing from schools all over California. With a slow start to the breeze filling in each day, it was a true test of our light wind sailing and patience as we made it around the long race course. Saturday racing ended up with a 90 degree wind shift during the last set of races, changing everyone's game plan they had developed throughout the day for previous wind patterns. Sunday breeze didn't hold well until the final races, and in the end it was only a 7 race regatta for each fleet. Kate and Kathryn placed 5th in A fleet, while Ellen and Bridget placed 7th in B for an overall 6th place finish. Good job ladies!

Nick did was very consistent all weekend and placed 9th out of 15 boats, zot zot zot!!!

Next up, Sam, James, and Kate head up to Vallejo for Match Race PCC's hosted by CMA in J22's!!

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