Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Kids range

27th Rose Bowl Regatta Day 2

by Rich Roberts on 9 Jan 2012
Photo by Rich Roberts / photo boat captain Don Wylie - 27th Rose Bowl Regatta Rich Roberts © http://www.UnderTheSunPhotos.com
The U.S. Naval Academy sailors had fun winning the 27th Rose Bowl Regatta in little CFJ dinghies last weekend, but more sobering duty will soon call the seniors on the team.

Jason Carminati, the captain from Yonkers, N.Y. who skippered the Midshipmen's A boat in a close victory over Stanford, will start training to be a Navy Seal. Alice Hong, his crew from nearby Palos Verdes: 'I'll be going to an aircraft carrier.' Caroline Lockett, from Boston, who crewed for Michael Grove on the B boat: 'I'll be going to flight school.'

Grove, from San Francisco, is only a sophomore with his near future in Annapolis, but he'll carry a new weight as leader of the team. 'I didn't really know what to expect here,' he said, 'but it was great to win.'

After Day 1 Navy led Stanford by only two points in the 27-boat fleet but stretched that to nine, 61 to 72, at the end with solid, steady sailing while keeping another eye on a brawl among St. Mary's of Maryland, 77; Georgetown, 78, and College of Charleston (S.C.), 79. USC, the host team, was a commendable sixth at 115. Then there was---no surprise---Point Loma High School from San Diego, whose Varsity won its eighth consecutive Rose Bowl Gold Division championship while its Junior Varsity 1 and JV 2 teams romped to second and fourth places among 27 schools from throughout the West Coast. Cathedral Catholic, also from Diego, found room to squeeze into third.

How does one school collect so much talent? Coach Steve Hunt said, 'We're just really lucky that they all happen to live in Point Loma, and we had a great freshman team this year with a lot of light sailors.' Ideally, Hunt said, a CFJ crew combined won't top 260 pounds, 'but most of the young ones are around a hundred.'

One lightweight is Maddy Brownsea, a 15-year-old girl who crewed for the team's mainstay, senior Jake Reynolds on the A boat. Johannes McElvain, Grant Rickon and Kyle Sutter alternated on the B boat.

'It was hard,' Brownsea said, 'with a lot of people working together.' Surprisingly, that included opponents. 'We talk to other crews,' Brownsea said. 'We tell them things about the conditions and stuff and they tell us things. It helps everybody.'

Part of that involved the weekend conditions of light and shifty breeze that were unusual for Long Beach. Saturday had 2-6 knots and Sunday 6-8 made more difficult by a day that started with a brisk morning Santa Ana from the northeast before racing started and through the afternoon swung from northeast to west (140 degrees to 290) before settling in from the southwest.


Schools from the north dominated the 32-team Silver fleet, led by Palo Alto/Harken, Sir Francis Drake from San Francisco, Athenian from Danville and Bellingham from Washington state. The event was based at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, a.k.a. the Aquatic Capital of America, and was hosted by the USC Sailing Team and organized by the US Sailing Center of Long Beach.

The US Sailing Center, once envisioned solely as a training site to help sailors fulfill their Olympic dreams, has developed into a center of training for sailors of every ability, from developmental clinics and hosting of world-class regattas to coaching area high schools and the USC collegiate sailing team. Programs also include Youth At-Risk activities, Learn-to-Sail classes for all ages and disabled sailing opportunities through the center's own Disabled Sailing Association.

The winners COLLEGE (59 boats)---U.S. Naval Academy.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLD (28)---Point Loma Varsity.
HIGH SCHOOL SILVER (31)---Palo Alto Harker.



Results and other regatta information here

Protector - 660 x 82Barz Optics - Kids rangeAncasta Ker 40+ 660x82

Related Articles

Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon
Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side
Posted today at 7:38 pm
Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side
In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. With a strong competitor Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70 Maserati close by their side, it will be a chase to the end.
Posted today at 7:22 pm
Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle
New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast crashed down Tenacious New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed down on the night of Friday 10th February.
Posted today at 4:24 pm
EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour
Reigning champions EFG Bank Monaco tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg Reigning EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour champions EFG Bank Monaco (MON) today tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg of the race around the Arabian Gulf.
Posted today at 3:40 pm
Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600
This year the weather is dominated by a front that extends very far south reaching the race course. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics.
Posted today at 2:07 pm
Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place
Race rookie Roura’s elapsed time for the 27,700 mile course is 105 days, 20 hours 10 mins and 32 seconds. Roura’s finish reflects his exceptional drive and tenacity and belies the very tight budget which the young sailor ran his programme on.
Posted today at 9:16 am
Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening
I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. Indeed, never have I worked so hard to go so slowly! The problem is that I am sailing upwind in light winds which is never a recipe for breathless speed and certainly not now! Going downwind on a slow boat, the wind pushes against the windward side of the sail
Posted today at 4:34 am
SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Sam Heck and Robert Marcus in action
Sam Heck and Merry Cheers decided that just having bought a new Farr 40 race boat, Viva La Vida, wasn’t quite enough. Sam Heck and Merry Cheers decided that just having bought a new Farr 40 race boat, Viva La Vida, wasn’t quite enough. They wanted to race it, right away. So they entered the 2017 SCYA Midwinter Regatta through Long Beach Yacht Club, which hosted their class, and won in the first racing sailboat that they have ever owned.
Posted today at 4:05 am
Overall winner crowned at Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg
The first event of 2017 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta wrapped in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The first event of the 2017 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta wrapped in St. Petersburg on Sunday. After a weekend of close competition in the Lightning division, the class winner — Steve Hayden, 49, of Lake Mary, Fla. — was awarded the regatta’s overall prize.
Posted today at 2:41 am
The Bay Regatta 2017 wraps with a picture postcard final day
The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, Chang Beer Race Day, saw all fleet sail a short loop around islands The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, the Chang Beer Race Day, saw all the fleet sail a short loop around islands off Krabi’s Railay Beach before heading out for a straight shot back to the southern end of Koh Yao Yai with the racing boats doing a slightly longer course than the cruisers.
Posted on 19 Feb