Happy sailors at last year’s event. This could be you!
The 2017 UCLA Sailing Team Alumni Regatta will take place on Saturday, May 13th. Please save the date and RSVP to our facebook event!
More information will follow, but as always we’ll do some fleet racing in the morning, team racing in the afternoon, and head to the Schweglers’ house in Long Beach (thanks, Schweglers!) after racing for dinner and the fleet party. Despite the name, this event is not limited to alumni – all family, friends, and fans are welcome.
We at FOUST would also like to take this opportunity to express how grateful we are to everyone at the Marina Aquatic Center who helps us put this event on every 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.
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. Continue reading →
Hi everyone, the post below (by our Team Liaison, Nora Brackbill) marks the start of a new system from FOUST. Going forward, instead of monthly newsletters (or every other month, or “wait, we haven’t sent a newsletter in 5 months??”) we will be publishing posts to the website as soon as they are available, and sending out a quarterly digest consolidating those updates. Hope you enjoy it! -Sam
It’s about time for an update from the UCLA Sailing Team! They wrapped up South 3-4 in Irvine this past weekend, and have South 5 and St. Francis left before the season wraps up. The varsity team is comprised of an all-senior A-division, Erica Parker and Louise Lehman, and an all-freshman B-division, Elizabeth Hays and Sarah Wyman. They have a strong freshman class this year, with lots of enthusiastic new sailors to keep the team going. Thanks to Mary Snow for helping out with coaching at South 1-2. Continue reading →
We put a GoPro camera in one of the boats this year, so even if you couldn’t make it to the regatta you can still jump into a few of the team races. Check the descriptions on YouTube for what happened in each race. Enjoy!
The latest: Cal Maritime declined their berth at PCCs, so UCLA will be attending. The regatta is April 29-29 in Santa Barbara. Go Bruins!
The original post is below for posterity but can be ignored in light of recent events.
Unfortunately, UCLA did not qualify for Coed PCCs this year. The circumstances are a little complicated, so we wanted to explain it here for you.
Normally, the top five teams from the North and South divisions of the PCCSC qualify for PCCs, plus Hawaii. Unfortunately, UCLA was not able to make it into the top five in a very competitive South division this spring.
This year, one extra berth was available (PCCSC Standing Rule 9(e)(vi) allows the host to make extra berths available if they can accommodate additional teams). Rule 9(e)(vi) states that such a berth goes to the not-otherwise-qualifying team with the best combined score at the two “designate” regattas: South 5 and St. Francis.