Western Canada Cup: March 19th and 20th
The UC San Diego Sailing Team attended the Western Canada Cup on March 19th and 20th at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. With memories of the strong winds and cold water from last year everyone was both weary and excited to race so far from home. This event had 15 boats from 6 different colleges from both Canada and the United States. On Saturday, there were beautiful conditions – a sunny day with light to medium wind speeds. Unfortunately, the wind shifted frequently during races, making it more difficult to race. A division finished 8 races and B division 6 by the end of racing on Saturday. Sunday was similar in terms of weather, but with a little more wind and rain. Both divisions finished 4 more races before the regatta was called early to allow some competitors to make their ferry rides.
Overall, with the A and B division scores combined, the two Triton boats took 6th and 12th. This fleet was highly competitive and we had to fight for every top half finish. Despite this, everyone was very friendly and it was great to meet some new Canadian friends that love to sail as much as I do. I personally finished in 5th in the B division with the help of my crew Warren Ko. Both of us are new to the school and the sailing team this year, so we are extremely happy with this result! Congrats to University of Victoria for taking first place, and also a big thanks to them for hosting such a great event again! I am definitely looking forward to going again next year!
UC San Diego Sailing