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Alumni Regatta Survey

Hi friends, just a quick update.  We’re starting to plan for the 2017 Alumni Regatta and need your help choosing a date that will get the best turnout.  Please fill out a short survey here when you have a chance.

Also, one more reminder to please help the team get some new boats!  You can donate to that effort here.

 

Help the team stay afloat with a new fleet!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Although 2016 may be winding down, the team is winding up an ambitious fundraising drive for FIVE boats and we are reaching out to solicit your support. Read on for a detailed note from the team, or head straight to the team’s fundraising page to make your donation! The campaign runs through January 31.

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First off, I want to say that we are incredibly proud of the team and all of the progress it has made in the last four years. Four years ago we had less than 10 active members, very few organized practices, and consistently scored in the middle to back of the fleet in regattas. I am very proud to say that today we have about 50 very enthusiastic active members, unprecedented practice attendance, and we have extremely organized and productive practices that are leading us to improve our scores greatly. We have a lot of incoming talent and some members with little experience who are excited to learn and are picking up racing very quickly. As you know, our women’s team made it to women’s nationals for the first time ever last year, and we are looking to build on that momentum and take our team to the next level.
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2016 Alumni Regatta

Hi Friends,

Just a reminder that the 2016 UCLA Sailing Team Alumni Regatta is THIS SATURDAY, MAY 14th!  As always, great food, people, and sailing.

Report time is 10:00 and we’ll hopefully start sailing by 11:00.  Racing at the MAC will be followed by a fleet dinner at the Schwegler’s house in Long Beach.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so here, or if you’re not a facebook user just send us an email so we have a sense of how many people to expect.

We haven’t done a very good job of communicating the team’s accomplishments in the last year, and there have been a lot of them.  To name a few, the team is close to completing a $10,000 fundraising goal for new boats, the coed team took 7th at PCCs, the women’s team finished 5th at PCCS, and the Bruins will be competing at the WOMEN’S NATIONAL SEMIFINALS in San Diego on May 24th-25th.
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FOUST Newsletter: October 2013

IN THIS ISSUE: Introduction / Alumni Jackets / Pacheco Awards / High Sierra / Schedule / Gossip

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Bruins and friends take home the hardware at the 2013 High Sierra Regatta. From left: Ryan Lorence (UCSD '07) and Danielle Ryan (UCLA '09), Anna Schoenbrunner (UCLA '11) and Ben Pedrick (Stanford '11), and Lyzz Schwegler (UCLA '07) and Sam Wheeler (UCLA '08).

Dear Friends,

After a not-entirely-intentional summer hiatus, we are back with an alumni-focused October newsletter. Read on for the latest on ordering jackets (Danielle’s taking over, so it’s actually happening), the 2013 Pacheco winners, this summer’s High Sierra Regatta, the fall racing schedule, and some personal updates regarding a few of our recent alumni.

The team has been busy with their summer recruiting efforts and getting ready for the Frosh/Soph regatta next weekend, so they’ve got plenty to update us on but have had their hands full lately – all the more so because, being college students, everyone was scattered for the summer. We’re hoping that the next issue will bring you a lot more about what is going on with them, but there is one update we can pass along right now: the team is in debt. This is not a dire situation – they have yet to collect fall dues, which are usually enough to cover operating expenses – but at this moment the team is about $100 in the red.

If you can, please consider making a donation to help put the team on more secure financial footing. You can find instructions for donating on the FOUST website here. As always, please send us an email if you decide to donate, so we can make sure your contribution finds its way to the right place.

FOUST Newsletter: February 2013

IN THIS ISSUE: Introduction / Big Announcements / Regatta Recaps / Coming Up Next

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Emelia Pelliccio ('13) and Erica Parker ('14) debut UCLA's BRAND NEW FJ at South 3 in Newport.

Dear Friends,

We’ve been slacking lately at FOUST, but we’re back! With big news! See below for announcements about the Alumni Regatta (we have a date!), a NEW BOAT, and fundraising success. This issue includes regatta results for the first couple months of 2013 and a preview of what to look forward to for the rest of the spring, including the annual France trip.

Photo credit goes to Nora Brackbill (’13) for the action shots from South 3. We’re trying something new with this issue: you can click through most of the photos to higher resolution versions. This is something we want to keep working on in the coming months.

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