UCSD Sailing Defends Second Place Title at GLIOR 2022
To say the least we left our mark on the 2022 Great Lakes intercollegiate offshore regatta. This past weekend we took a team of 7 of our fabulous sailors to lovely Chicago to compete in the J-105 class. Aboard Sea lark a pristine vessel provided by the mighty clark, and captained by our fearless Sebastian the UCSD sailing team obtained second place over all.
The weekend began with a bang, as our team was victorious in the first three races, establishing our prowess at the event. The wind on Saturday proceeded to die down and presented more difficult conditions. On Sunday we were presented with heavy winds exceeding the safety boundaries which dictate the use of a spinnaker. We ran our first race without a kite and were subsequently protested by the navy after the bowman used the shrouds to place his body outside the lifelines in an illegal manner. On the last race of the day, a collection of small mistake led to the shrimping and ripping of the kite.
The weekend was a roller coaster to say the least, we showed we were a force to be reckoned with, and learned an invaluable amount about ourselves, the boat, and the beautiful sport of sailing.
Thank you to Clark for the use of sea lark
Thank you to Noah and his parents for use of Xuberance
Thank you Chicago for an awesome time.