The U.S. Team Race Championship started Friday August 19th at Sheboygan Yacht Club in Wisconsin. Eleven of the best Team Racing teams in the country were selected by resume to compete in the prestigious event. This year, I teamed up with a group of All Americans from Boston College to try and defend our title at the event.
This years Leiter Cup was full of lasting memories. This regatta has always been my favorite because all the girls form a special connection. At the Ida Lewis Regatta, the same format but in C420s, everyone has their crew or skipper to talk to which does not necessarily make for the best bonding of the girls
The 2016 Club 420 Association North Americans finished today hosted by Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club with the Club 420 Class Association. Thirty-five boats competed in the regatta held on the open waters of the Pacific Ocean near the yacht club. This was also the culmination of the Triple Crown series and determined the winners.
When it comes to sailing, if you can imagine it, Mark Reynolds has probably done it. The journey that started at the San Diego Yacht Club when he was just eight took him all the way to the Olympics, where he followed up a silver medal in 1988 with a pair of golds in 1992 and 2000.
This year’s Governor’s Cup was destined to be a success because of it’s 50th anniversary. Team SDYC was honored to be invited to the match racing regatta which included the current Youth Match Racing world champion, the world #4 match racer, and three past champions of the Governor’s Cup!
In July of 2016 I raced in the Laser North Americans that was held at the Gorge in Cascade Locks, Oregon. The First day we split into two fleets because of the large number of boats sailing. I started out in the blue fleet with about 40 boats on the first day.
For the second time in three years there is a first time champion of the Morgan Cup Team Race, a regatta that has taken place every August since 2003 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court. This year San Diego Yacht Club joined what had been an exclusive trio of previous winners after a long weekend of races against nine other top clubs from England and across the United States, San Diego placed themselves at the top of the heap in one of the premiere keelboat team racing championships.
This past July, my crew Tanner and I traveled to Cape Cod to compete in the Club 420 Nationals. The regatta was held at Falmouth Yacht Club, an excellent racing venue. We arrived at the yacht club the day before to find perfect sailing conditions.
San Diego born Mark Reynolds grew up sailing Stars since the age of four, eventually becoming an SDYC Junior Sailor and instructor. After attending San Diego State University where he was an All-American in 1974, Mark competed in the ’88, ’92, ’96 and ’00 Olympics.
Paris Henken isn’t your average laidback 20-year-old from Coronado, CA. In February 2016, Paris and her sailing partner, Helena Scutt, qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in the 49erFX. Though having spent the majority of her childhood at Coronado YC, Paris is now a Junior SDYC Member and a past SDYC Summer Program Instructor, having won SDYC Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year in 2012 and 2013.