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FOUST Newsletter: November 2012

UCLA sailors in race gear. From left: Emelia Pelliccio ('13), Peter Bailey ('15), Erica Parker ('14), Louise Lehman ('14).

Dear Friends,

There weren’t too many regattas this month, but we do have results from the regatta formerly known as North/South, the fall PCCSC dinghy championships in Santa Barbara. Since it’s just one regatta, we’ll give it to you up front instead of a separate section below. UCLA took 17th in this three-division regatta, with Emelia Pellicio (’13) and Erica Parker (’14) in A Division, Gabe Monti (’15) and Carly Olenick (’13) in B Division, and Peter Bailey (’15) sailing a laser in C Division. Stanford won this one easily, finishing with less than half the points of second place Hawaii. For the Bruins, Emelia and Erica finished on a strong note in an otherwise tough regatta, taking third in the final A Division race.

One of the most frequent questions we get at FOUST is whether we have UCLA Sailing gear for sale. Although the answer is still not yet (but hopefully soon!), the team is bringing you the next best thing: a chance to get jackets embroidered with a UCLA sailing logo. (For real this time.) The Henri Lloyd jackets that the team is getting are apparently sold out, but alumni can order whatever jackets you want as long as you get them to Westwood before December 15. Embroidery will cost about $15, plus the cost of shipping to you after they’re embroidered. We would also encourage anyone who takes advantage of this opportunity to consider a donation to the team in return for their effort dealing with this. Please email us ASAP if you’d like to get something embroidered and we’ll give you the address to send it to.

In other news, we’ve got a fundraising pitch from team captains Emelia and Erica for the team’s upcoming regatta in France, the Course Croisiére EDHEC. This keelboat regatta has become an annual tradition for UCLA, where the Bruins represent the U.S. at the largest college sailing event in the world. Please consider helping out if you can. Finally, we have the story of three UCLA sailing alumni who are starting a business to improve the distillation of sodabe (palm sap liquor) in Benin, West Africa, and import it to the U.S., while also improving the lives of local farmers.

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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!

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FOUST Newsletter: December 2011

The 2007 women's team at Women's PCCs in Hawaii. Help out the current lady Bruins to compete this spring in Keehi Lagoon!

Dear Friends,

Happy holidays and happy new year from FOUST! I hope the season finds you all well.

November saw just one regatta for the team, with the Thanksgiving holiday interruption. PCCSC Fall Champs (otherwise known as North/South) was held in Santa Barbara harbor, with the team finishing a solid 8/21 overall.

As many of us all-too-painfully remember, running a club team is possibly the most difficult aspect of the sport (alright, some of those St. Francis regattas may take a close second). We’d like to introduce a few of the “my real major was sailing” members this year– the two Co-Captains, Billy Edwards and Emelia Pelliccio, team Treasurer Erica Parker, Safety Officer Judge Ryan, and Social Chair Amy Stuyvesant.

We’re also bringing you a highlight of alumnus Jed Olenick (written by recent grad Drew Morton). Jed has been very supportive of the team with his time (and, apparently, pizzas), and also incredibly generously bought the team their brand new trailer last year.

Lastly, no FOUST newsletter would be complete without letting you know what we need money for next! The team’s next fundraising goal is covering airfare for the ladies to go to Women’s PCCs in Hawai’i this coming spring.

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April 2011 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

This is the first of what, going forward, will be a monthly newsletter. We’ve got information about the alumni regatta, a big thank you to the parents whose donations secured a new trailer for the team, not one but two season recaps, and a profile of FOUST member Bobby Gordon (’08), this month’s featured alum.

One result that everyone needs to see, even if you don’t read this whole email: UCLA won the South 5 regatta!! If we had the resources, we would be throwing parades and gladiatorial games for these guys. Since we don’t, we’ll just say congratulations.

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The ladies' team at Bryson.