Tag Archives: Long Beach

FOUST Newsletter: February 2013

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


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.

Read more…

FOUST Newsletter: October 2012

Low wind at Tomales Bay, where a number of UCLA alumni competed in the Vanguard 15 Fleet 53 championships. Kevin Richards ('00) and Neha Bazaj ('10) finished second of fifteen boats.

Dear Friends,

Another year of UCLA sailing has started, and the team has already competed in four regattas. We’ve got results for you below. They’ve also had a great start recruiting, with 25 new sailors showing up for the initial recruiting event and around 18 staying involved so far. The roster was starting to get a little low last year, but with only one graduate departing last spring and a good turnout this fall, the future of the team looks as bright as ever.

The team shifted to a new practice schedule this fall, getting on the water on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Considering the number of Monday practices that got cancelled when people were worn out from regatta weekends, I wish we had thought of that while I was there. Instead of sailing on Mondays, they’ve been holding chalk talks in Westwood to help get the new recruits up to speed. So far, these have been well attended by new and returning members alike.

In addition to regatta results, we’ve also got some updates on alumni sailing activities, including dinghy racing, distance sailing, and a pirate festival.

These newsletters often include a request for donations to the team. Right now, though, there are significantly greater needs. Please do what you can to help with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, whether that’s donating money to the Red Cross, giving blood, or if you’re in the affected areas, volunteering. Don’t worry, we’ll get back to hitting you up for money for the team soon enough. For now, we hope that any members of the FOUST community who are on the east coast are staying safe.

July 2012 Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE: Introduction / Billy Edwards Profile / Pacheco Awards / Alumni Regatta Recap / Group Photo

Racing upwind at the 2012 Alumni Regatta in Marina del Rey.

Dear Friends,

In this issue, the 2011-2012 season of the UCLA Sailing team wraps up, and we recap some of the end-of-the-year highlights and awards, check out the team’s summer activities, and send graduating senior Billy Edwards off with a fond farewell.

Following the momentous return of the sailing team time capsule to its southern home and the annual Sailing Team Banquet, the team rounded out the year with a successful 2012 Alumni Regatta.

The team wishes the best of luck to graduating senior Billy Edwards (and FOUST welcomes another alumnus to the ranks!). Billy joined the UCLA Sailing team in the fall of 2007, and his dedication to recruitment and team operations have left a memorable mark on all those fortunate enough to share years on the team with him. Heartfelt congratulations to Billy on a magnificent tenure on the sailing team–we wish him the best in graduate studies at UCSD and welcome him aboard the FOUST community, where he is stepping into the Team Liaison officer position. Last year we profiled the graduating seniors. This year, with only Billy graduating, we have a profile written by his former teammate Oscar Jasklowski (’11) included below.

FOUST Newsletter: May 2012

Representatives of the UCLA Sailing Team at the Course Croisiere EDHEC in France. UCLA took 17th, its best result yet in five years of attending this international event.

Dear Friends,

Sorry you haven’t heard from us in a while, but we’ve been saving up for an issue you won’t want to miss. See below for alumni regatta updates, including an NOR, and two social events for Memorial Day weekend in addition to the regatta itself. We also have results from Coed, Women’s, and Team Race PCCs. Finally, a recap from team captain Billy Edwards of UCLA’s fifth straight year participating the the Edhec Cup in France, where the Bruins got their best results yet.

Can’t wait to see you all in Marina del Rey on May 27!

read more…

Notice of Race: 2012 UCLA Alumni Regatta

Please note that the Schweglers have been kind enough to once again host a dinner at their home in Long Beach following the racing on Sunday, and that the first ever time capsule party will take place Saturday in LA!


Location: UCLA Marina Aquatic Center (14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA)

Format: As with years past, we will try to run open rotation fleet races early in the day to determine teams for evenly-matched team racing in the afternoon.  Courses will depend on conditions and participation.

Continue reading