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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.

FOUST Newsletter: November 2011

Team UCLA leading UC Irvine at Match Race PCCs out of St. Francis Yacht Club, with Transpac 52s Vesper and PowerPlay racing behind them.

Dear Friends,

Happy Halloween from FOUST!

October was a busy month for the UCLA Sailing Team, kicking off the season with two regattas in San Diego and three in the San Francisco area. Highlights include winning A Division at Stoney Burke, taking third at the SDYC Autumn Invitational Match Race Regatta, and snagging a bullet in the first B Division race at Women’s Fall Champs.

The biggest highlight, however, might have been the completion of our latest fundraising target, with Ed Feo (’74) making the final donation to push the team past the $7900 they needed. Thank you to everyone who chipped in!

Finally, the Stoney Burke regatta tailgate was a big success, with alumni ranging from 1991 to 2011 in attendance. A few alumni will also be showing up for North/South at Santa Barbara on November 12-13, so if you’re free that weekend come out and show your support at the last regatta of 2011!

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FOUST Newsletter: September 2011

Current status of fundraising for a new boat.

Dear Friends,

Another short newsletter this month, but get excited for racing to start next month. UCLA will kick off the college sailing season at Frosh/Soph, a regatta for first and second year sailors on Mission Bay on October 8-9. The full team will compete at Stoney Burke at Treasure Island on October 15-16, where we’re hoping for strong alumni turnout, and the women will hopefully be sailing Women’s Fall Champs at Stanford the following weekend. The complete fall schedule is available on the PCCSC website.

This issue includes a letter from the captains, the status of fundraising for a new boat, and information about the upcoming tailgate for alumni and other friends of the team at the Stoney Burke regatta.

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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.

Stoney Burke Results!

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the team had an amazing regatta this past weekend at Treasure Island.

The co-ed team finished in 2nd place overall in a fleet of 27, with Oscar Jasklowski and Carly Olenick coming in 2nd in A Division, and freshmen Judge Ryan and Erica Parker also placing 2nd in B.

The Bruins were only five points behind Hawaii for first place, and a full 21 points ahead of Santa Barbara, who came in third.

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