UCSD Sailing welcomes the new year at the Rose Bowl Regatta
This weekend UC-San Diego Sailing fielded a team of five sailors for the Rose Bowl Interconference Regatta. Sailors left San Diego early Saturday morning with a trailer in tow for Long Beach. Upon arrival at the venue, they were greeted by light winds and pleasant temperatures. Racing got underway soon thereafter, and our team gave it our all against some competitors from around the country. One of the great aspects of this event is that a high school regatta is held concurrently at the same venue, and several high school student athletes approached our team to ask questions about UCSD, its sailing team and talk about their interest in going there. On Saturday night, Commodore Nick Dorn gave a brief presentation on the many benefits of UCSD and its sailing team to roughly 200 high school sailors. Racing continued on Sunday after a brief wind delay. In the end, we placed 11th of 21 highly competitive teams from all over the country, a marked improvement off the last time we attended the regatta before the pandemic started. This event served as a great opportunity further develop our skillsets and identify weaknesses to work on at practice. It was a great start to the season and we hope to keep the momentum going as we approach the busiest region of our schedule.
No event happens without work and sacrifice, and we’d like to thank USC Sailing and U.S. Sailing Center Long Beach for hosting this regatta. Additionally, we appreciate all the teams that traveled from the East Coast, it’s always fun to race against new teams.