PCC Fall Dinghy Champs

Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on November 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM

This weekend (Nov. 16 & 17) the UCI Sailing Team went up to Santa Barbara to participate in PCC Fall Championships. We brought thirteen sailors to fill our Varisty A, B, and C fleets as well as one JV fleet. It was the first time we sailed our new boats, “3705” and “Lake Minetonka.”


Varsity A was sailed by skipper Sam Heller and crew Kathryn Benight, Varsity B was sailed by first-time Varsity skipper Kate Anderson and crew Paul Traverso, Varisty C was sailed by new skipper Bridget Steiner and crew Daniel Diaz. In JV, we had James Heller and Ellen Suder skippering A and B fleets, respectively, and crews Deanne Buckman, Hassan Bouholaigah, Shan Wu, Philip Tagatac, and Blake Terry rotating every race.


Saturday started and ended off a bit light, but in the middle of the day the wind filled in and we were able to get lot of races in. At the end of Saturday as James was sailing in with Hassan, the jib halyard snapped. Unfortunately, we were unable to replace it for the rest of the weekend. Since JV was unable to sail on Sunday they watched and cheered for our Varisty teams on the water.


In the end, Varsity fleet sailed a total of 12 races and JV sailed 6 races. Overall we placed 19th out of 21 teams in Varsity. Despite the not-so-great results, everyone had an awesome time and learned a lot in the process.

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