This past weekend, March 31-April 1, the Trojans travelled north for the St. Francis Intersectional Regatta, sailed on the San Francisco City Front. Â Saturday morning, the team was greeted by rain and a southwest breeze that ranged from 15 to 28 knots, with big puffsÂ throughout the day. Â The Trojans, especially the women’s team, were challenged by the big breeze with both Kelsey Rupp/Alexis Tarakjian in A and Mallory Schluter/Olivia Gebelein in B capsizing in a race. Â Max Hutcheson/Peggy Bobbin, in A for the co-ed team and Danny Kivlovitz/Erik Samuels/Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon in B, finished the day strong with all top tens in the last set. Â Sunday there was more big breeze, with gusts up to 25 knots starting in the morning. Â The women’s team seemed to figure out the ebb current and used the knowledge to their advantage, with B division posting a string of four top-five finishes. Â In the end the Trojans finished sixth overall in the co-ed fleet of thirty-one teams, and the women’s team finished second amongst the women’s teams and 11th overall.Â Â Good luck to the team as they gear up to try and qualify for team race, fleet race, and women’s nationals thisÂ month!
Written by Mallory Schluter