The UC San Diego Sailing Team went all the way up to Stanford University on October 29 and 30 to compete in their competition. They had 2 boats in both the Women’s Pacific Coast Championships and Cardinal Invite regatta. The women placed seventh overall while the Co-ed team placed thirteenth and sixteenth respectively. These were unique regattas because there were no rotations, meaning the UCSD team sailed for 6+ hours straight! It was tiring but a lot of fun!
The first day didn’t have any wind so some races were abandoned because nobody was moving. However, the second day had so much wind that multiple boats capsized. Luckily none of the UCSD boats in the Cardinal Invite capsized and only one of the women’s boats capsized. UCSD also sailed two different types of boats, a California Flying Junior (CFJ) and a Z420. These are new regattas recently added to the Triton’s conference to familiarize the West Coast with boats also sailed in the East Coast conference. Therefore, a lot of the sailors, had never sailed Z420s. They provide difficulties as they are slightly bigger and have less maneuverability but travel faster.