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News Feed: Fall 2015 Pre-Season Update

Columbia Sailing is excited to introduce Lauren Bednarz as the new head coach!  We hope you take the oppurtunity to meet her during our Alumni Weekend happening September 12th - 13th!  Read her bio posted on http://www.columbiasailing.org/mainsheet

News Feed: 2015 Alumni Weekend

2015 alumni weekend


It is that time of year again; the days are getting shorter, the air is turning crisper, and Columbia's sailors are preparing to head back to school! As many of you know, along with Fall comes our annual Alumni weekend, and we are so looking forward to seeing many of you in the city.

This year's alumni weekend will consist of the 3rd Annual Hamilton-Burr Regatta against Princeton, and the Alumni Regatta in which we compete for the Hapgood Trophy. The Hamilton-Burr Regatta will be taking place on September 12th this year, and more information can be found at www.hamiltonburr.com. The Alumni Regatta will take place on September 13th, and you can view the invitation above for more information. 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, and as always, please feel free to contact Kelsey Burns at klb2167@columbia.edu with any questions.



News Feed: 2014-2015 ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team

Two of CUST's very own have made the 2014-2015 ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team!  Congratulations to Anna Quincy, BC '15 and Paolo Bertolotti, SEAS '16.  According to ICSA, "the honorees must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas."  Columbia Sailing is proud!


The full list of sailors with this honor can be found at: 


News Feed: Spring 2015 Mainsheet

Another season has come and gone... but don't fret! Reminisce with the Spring 2015 Mainsheet! Find it here: http://www.columbiasailing.org/mainsheet

Regatta Reports: Greater New York Dinghy Regatta 2015

The Greater New York Dinghy Regatta, co-hosted by Fordham and CUST itself at Morris Yacht Club, wrapped up CUST’s spring season.  Skipper Adam DeVita, CC ’18 and crew Luke Pelessone, SEAS ’18 sailed in the A-fleet and skipper Loren Myers, GS ’16 and crew Louisa Maza, SEAS ’18 sailed in the B-fleet.  Both fleets sailed W4 and W3 courses in 420s throughout the weekend with outgoing tides.  Saturday, April 26th, began with a moderate North-Westerly wind of 8-12 knots which lessened as the day went on. The A-fleet was therefore able to complete 6 races and B-fleet was able to complete 4 races before the wind died completely in the afternoon. The starting line was extremely pin favored each race.  Columbia Sailing scored well by consistently placing mid-fleet.  Saturday’s sunny weather continued into Sunday, which had a 5-knot, South-Easterly wind.  The B-fleet started the day with races 5 and 6 but the wind was dying quickly as the A-fleet was sent out. The regatta was called off at 1pm due to the lack of wind and race 7A was dropped as B-fleet was unable to start a race 7.  Over the weekend, CUST demonstrated good upwind sailing in light wind in addition to good footing and powering up.  As for improvements, Adam has observed that “We need to improve on downwind boat handling in light wind. The better teams were able to separate from the fleet due to their good boat handling skills downwind. The key is to be more aggressive. Skippers need to move more in the boat and really focus on kinetics.”  When asked about other regatta highlights, Adam stated that he enjoyed the cheesecake. Additionally, “The National Anthem by Cantor Daniel Pincus was an obvious treat.”


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