April 25, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - The Cardinal Women's sailors earned first overall at this weekend's Pacific Coast Championship. Although the regatta took place on their home water, there wasn't much of a home court advantage over the weekend. A low-pressure system stalled over Northern California brought shifty southerly breezes to the Redwood City basin. Unusual for this late in the spring, the team rarely has a chance to practice in these conditions. Speed and consistency helped the Cardinal women sailors to a convincing victory in the 26-race series.
In A-Division, junior Liz Rountree and senior Julie Pitts had a slow start, earning a 1,5, 4, 4 in their first four races. For race 5, Coach Kehoe subbed in Freshmen Evan Brown and Mariana Beardsworth who finished the day with a 5, 1, 6, 1, 4, 5. These finishes left the Cardinal A-Division in 3rd overall after the first day of competition. On Sunday, Rountree and Pitts took the water to earn an amazing 1, 1, 3; and putting themselves in 2nd in A-Divsion.
Sailing in B-Division, Sophomores Carolines Young and Becca Levin started Saturday with a 2, 1, 2, 1 - and were able to continue this amazing streak of finishes throughout the 13-race series. Stronger wind on Sunday meant Levin was subbed out for heavier crew Alexa Binns in races 11-13.
The women are gearing up for the ICSA Women's National Championship, to be held at University of Texas in Austin, June 1-3, 2005.
A division = 13 Races
B division = 13 Races
|2. Univ of Southern Cal||46||45||91|
|3. UC Irvine||50||41||91|
|4. University of Hawaii||46||50||96|
|5. UC Santa Barbara||33||73||106|
|6. UC Berkley||79||73||152|
|7. UC San Diego||82||81||163|
|8. UC Santa Cruz||94||92||186|
|9. Cal State Monterey B||114||108||222|
This weekend the #11 Coed team travel to USC's home waters of Long Beach for the Coed Pac Coast Championships in both Team Racing and Fleet Racing. The top two teams will qualify for the ICSA National Championships.