Clean Sweep of the Anteater Regatta
Here again, we return to the great open sea, ready to set sail. Our beautifully ingenious sailors set out to the great land of Irvine this past Saturday to compete in the Anteater Open Regatta, hosted by UCI. As this bay, Newport Beach, has air weaker than a fly’s lift, we had a very slow day on the water. Despite this, we were able to secure first and second place in varsity and third in JV. The next day our teams attempted the course again, competing with the best of them. The air was weak again, but it quickly picked up to a fair breeze. Our varsity B boat caught strong shifts in their sails, and they flew past the competition, placing first in the fleet. Meanwhile, our other crews and skippers rallied behind our team members as they triumphantly moved up the ranks. Finally, our landlubbing competitors lost, and we took first in both varsity and JV divisions! After a long and rewarding weekend of sailing, we departed for the trip back to San Diego. This regatta at Irvine was one for the books, marking the passing of another year and another Newport Beach race! Thanks to Irvine for hosting a great event and congrats to our Varsity B boat (Nigel, Sarah, Molly and Megan) and our JV A boat (Marie Laure, Keiran, Tobie and Emilia) for winning the event.