Eight teams were present, for a total of 15 berths. A & M had the largest showing with three teams. Each team raced 4 times in qualifiers. Races were run for the top three places. Time ran out before other placing races could be run. Team 1 finished 4-0 in the qualifiers, losing to TAMUG 1 in the first place race and winning the second place race over TAMUG 2 to finish in second.
The fightin' Texas Aggie sailing team attended the Harris Kempner regatta in Galveston this past weekend. Eight races were run on Saturday and four on Sunday, for a total of 12 races. The wind was present and strong on both days.
Eight races were run in FJ's on a very puffy Lake Travis in wind speeds ranging from 0-5mph for the entire day. The later part of the day was plagued with multiple postponements due to the erratic wind quality. No races were abandoned. However, one was finished in place.
If you want to learn a little more about the team, stop by our table next to Rudder Fountain this Sunday (9/1) anytime from 1 to 5pm. We also welcome any students interested in sailing to attend our informational meetings on Mondays at 8:00pm in Room 255 of the REC.
We look forward to meeting you!
Last weekend the team traveled to Galveston to compete in the SEISA Dinghy Champs. With winds ranging between 12-15 mph, the team battled their way to a solid second place finsh. Finishing 35 points ahead of third place Tulane and only 6 points behind first place TAMUG, the team had their best champs performance in several years.
11 total races were run in 420s on a very shifty Lake Bryan. The winds ranged from 8-12 mph for the first half of the day. The later part of the day wasn't so lucky as the winds died to practically zero. One race was abandoned and another was finished in place due to lack of wind. Texas A&M won the regatta with a total of 29 points.
- 2/2 - Team wins 1st place at the Harris Kempner Intersectional Regatta in Galveston.
- 2/9 - Team gets 5th place at the Nelson Roltsch Intersectional Regatta in New Orleans.
- 2/16 - Team gets 2nd place at the Frozen Hate 2x2 Regatta in Dallas.
- The team won the bid to host SEISA Women's Champs on 4/13. So come to College Station to support your team!
The Spring sailing season is upon us! Here are few things to keep in mind:
The first team meeting is tonight at 8 PM in the Rec.
First practice will be tommorrow at Lake Bryan at 3:30 PM. Dress warm!
Check out the new schedule at http://sailingteam.tamu.edu/node/14.
The team traveled to Fort Worth two weekends ago for SEISA Match Race Champs. In heavy, shifty winds the team was able to finish 7-1 in the first two round robins and advanced to the semi-final round. After several set back, the team was unable to advanced to the finals and took 3rd place in the regatta.
Full report and scores can be found here:
This years alumni regatta at Rush Creek Yacht Club was a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone invloved. 5 IC-24s were on the water with winds around 15 mph. The Alumni Regatta was a great way for current students and former students to connect and swap stories, as well as provide a good oppurtunity for alumni to support the Texas A&M Sailing Team Endowment.