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Stanford Sailing And St. Francis Yacht Club Co-host The West Coast's Largest Collegiate Regatta This Weekend
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/07/2005

April 7, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford Varsity Sailing Team is in final preparation to host the annual St. Francis Intersectional Regatta this weekend at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. St. Francis Regatta is the largest regular-season event on the west coast for college sailors. This year's event features competition between 24 coed college teams and 8 women's teams.

Races will be held Saturday and Sunday in the legendary sailing waters of the San Francisco Bay, just outside the harbor in the Marina District. Viewing will be spectacular from the point of land just beyond St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs. Teams will have identifying letters on their sails to make spectating easier. Racing will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday and continue until 4:00 pm. Sunday's racing will commence at 10:00 am and continue through 4:00 pm. Awards will be at 5:00 pm Sunday at St. Francis Yacht Club.

Unique to West Coast events is the tradition of running Women's teams in races with the Coed teams. A Women's team is comprised entirely of women, sailing in both A and B Divisions (at least 4 women). A coed team can be made up of any combination of men and women. St. Francis regatta is a great example of this tradition, with 8 women's teams competing on the same starting line with the 24 Coed teams.

Managing this huge fleet in what promises to be typical heavy-wind racing conditions, Race Committee duties will be handled by Stanford alums and friends, lead by Sailing Team alum Jeff Condon '01.

Out-of-District Teams:
Columbia U (NY)
Notre Dame U (IN)
Northwestern U (IL)
U Washington (WA)
U Western Washington (WA)
Washington State U (WA)
Oregon State U (OR)
Portland State U (OR)
U Oregon (OR)

Pacific Coast Teams:
UC Berkeley
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
UC San Diego
U Hawaii
Cal Poly
Cal Maritime
CSU Northridge
UC Santa Cruz
CSU Monterey Bay
Santa Clara
San Jose State

Women's Teams:
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
U Hawaii
U Washington
U Western Washington
U Oregon



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