The 2015 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta was held at the US Sailing Center in Miami. Over the four day regatta Miami delivered; each day brought constant 14 to 18 knots of breeze. I was competing in the Laser Standard class.
Winter blizzard Jonas may have buried the East Coast with mounds of snow last weekend, but the sun was shining in La Playa for the 5th annual Club Championships. This year’s event featured close, competitive racing for the 15 teams participating, making for an energized weekend of sailing!
We left San Diego headed for Miami on Christmas Night with a plane full of San Diego sailors and parents all headed to Orange Bowl on the red-eye. Leaving the cold of San Diego, it even hailed on the ride to the airport, to join the warm and breezy conditions in Miami, lows in the mid 70's and highs in the 80’s all week.
Team SDYC skippered by Tyler Sinks competes against 11 other talented teams from yachts clubs around the country for the 101st Lipton Cup. Racing takes place in San Diego Bay, with a 12 boat J/105 rotation format that has been in place for 4 years. 2014 champions from St. Francis Yacht Club are back to defend the Cup.
On September 24, I traveled to Annapolis Maryland to Compete in the 2015 U.S. Sailing Team Race Championship for the Hinman Trophy. My team and I, comprised off Boston College sailors and Alumni took the weekend off of collegiate sailing to compete in U.S. championship.
The ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds took place in Swinoujcsie, Poland, which is a very hard place to get to. Our travel itinerary had us flying into Berlin, and takin a train all the way into the small town on the German, Polish border.
Thank you so much for supporting my crew and I in the C420 North Americans! It was my first big away regatta, and although it was a pretty light air regatta, it was an exceptional experience and I was very proud to represent SDYC.