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AHOY EVERYONE! The Drexel Sailing Team's spring season is in full swing. There's a lot of exciting content in this issue of "From the top of the Mast," from our spring break training trip, to new officers, to sailing apparel. So, what are you waiting for? Read on and enjoy!
The full issue can be viewed here: From the Top of the Mast Vol 2 No. 1
Alumni Relations Chair
I’d like to start by thanking last year’s officers for a great year. Your dedication and commitment is invaluable and our new officers are looking forward to working with you as we transition responsibilities. It’s my pleasure to announce the 2012 Drexel Sailing Team Officers:
President: Stephen Ciccariello
Club Manager: Joan Boyle
Treasurer: Chris Myers
Regatta Manager: Melanie Musso
Equipment Manager: Jakub Tyczynski
Secretary: Natalie Launchi
As President, I am looking forward to working closely with Coach Doug Brown, Assistant Coach Drew Bergan, our Alumni, our officers, and Drexel University to insure the continued success of our team. Keep an eye on www.drexelsailing.com in the next few weeks for our 2012 regatta schedule as well as information on how to order some Drexel Sailing gear!
President, DU Sail
AHOY EVERYONE! The Drexel Sailing Team has been having a great fall season. We have 5 new additions to the team so far – Rob, Melanie, Kuba, and Alex – thank you for your interest; we look forward to working with you! We have attended quite a few regattas since the last issue of the newsletter. Unfortunately our season is quickly coming to a close with only 2 regattas left to attend! We will be at Hampton College for the Henry Luce on 10/29 – 10/30 and at Fordham and Columbia for the Club Championships on 11/5 – 11/6 which we qualified for at the Central Qualifier #2. In this issue, you can find regatta reports written by our very own Drexel sailors of each regatta we have attended so far.
The full issue can be viewed here: From the Top of the Mast No. 2
Joan Boyle – Alumni Relations Chair
WELCOME! – to the first issue of “From The Top of the Mast,” the bi-weekly Drexel Sailing Team newsletter! This newsletter will be your source for anything Drexel Sailing – whether it is a regatta report from a recent regatta or what the team is up to around campus, you’ll be able to find it here! I would like to thank all of our wonderful officers and other volunteers for helping me put this newsletter together. It’s something I’ve been talking about for a while and I’m really happy that it’s finally coming to fruition! There wouldn’t be anything to read if it wasn’t for all their hard work; so again, thank you! We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the dedication of past and present team members. I hope this newsletter is a little something we can give back to you in return. Thank you everyone –friends, family, team, and alumni – for everything you do for Drexel Sailing; your devotion is what keeps are team moving forward. Happy reading!
The full issue can be viewed here: From the Top of the Mast No. 1
Joan Boyle – Alumni Relations Chair
First off, I would like to say thank you to the last officers for all your hard work you have generously given to the team this past year. It is my honor to announce the new officer positions:
President: Jason Sinclair
Club Manager: Stephen Ciccariello
Regatta Manager: Erin MacCausland
Treasurer: Gabe Moyer
Equipment Manager: Andrew Cebulski
Secretary: Chris Myers
I will be working closely with these team members, Drexel University, and MAISA to expand the team to a stronger organization known throughout the sailing community. High goals will be set and followed upon for the upcoming winter. As the season ends, I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays. Please enjoy your time at home with family and friends.
Drexel Sailing Team- President
University of PennsylvaniaPhilly Fleet RaceOctober 2 - 3, 2010 This past weekend Jennifer Mislinski and Nedko Yordanov (A Division), and Jason Sinclair and Steve Ciccariello (B Division), sailed in the Philly Fleet Race hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The Regatta started off early Saturday morning at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia with a breeze of 8-10mph. The fair wind, however, was short lived. Only two rotations were sailed before lull spots plagued the course. Without enough wind to run a race, University of Pennsylvania made the call to postpone the regatta. Members of most of the teams hurried to the local Wawa for lunch and snacks. The wind on the course eventually filled in enough for us to try and race again. Unfortunately, it lasted all of ten minutes and we were forced to call it a day. Sunday morning brought some heavier air in a strange kind of way. The breeze was blowing in from the shore, which rarely occurs on the Delaware River by the Corinthian Yacht Club. The land breeze was extremely shifty. Shouts of “Auto tack!” “Gusting!” and “Hike!” were a common occurrence heard out on the water. Winning the race consisted of playing the shifts and watching for puffs. Luckily our skippers Jen Mislinski and Jason Sinclair had their game faces on. The constant auto tacks, and random puffs were no match for their talent. Drexel placed 2nd behind Monmouth. Other competitors included West Point, University of Pennsylvania, UMBC, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton, Villanova, and The University of Delaware. Thank you University of Pennsylvania Sailing Team for hosting a great Regatta!-Steve Ciccariello (’13)
Princeton UniversityPrinceton Women's Open RegattaSeptember 25 - 26, 2010For the weekend of September 25-26th, Joan Boyle, Natalie Launchi, Erin MacCausland, and Jen Mislinski all traveled up to Raritan, NJ to sail the Princeton Women’s Regatta, which was hosted by Raritan Yacht Club on Raritan Bay. On Saturday, a fine breeze blew between 5-15 knots from WSW on the Bay for the seven women's teams, which included Upenn, Princeton, Fordham, Colombia, Queen’s, and Ocean County College. The young women sailors fought with the current and some choppy water to complete 8 races each in A and B divisions. The course was a windward-leeward twice around with a leeward gate. Overall, Joan and Natalie’s best finish included a 1st in A division, and Jen and Erin’s, a 2nd in B. On Sunday, there were 8-10 knots of wind from the north-northeast and we were able to complete 6 races. The Drexel women achieved a 4th place for the first women’s event of the season! The girls would like to thank Joan and her family for hosting us for the weekend.-Jen Mislinski (’11)
Drexel SailingThird Annual Blue & Gold Alumni RegattaSeptember 25, 2010Drexel Sailing Alumni and Undergraduate team members met at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia on the beautiful morning of September 25, 2010. By 9am all eight sails of our Flying Junior fleet were hoisted in the brisk wind. Bagels and coffee were served right before the skippers meeting started. Jason Sinclair (‘12) conducted morning announcements to the crowd of 25. Included in the announcements were the introduction of Doug Brown as the new head coach, a fair winds and good luck wish to the lovely ladies representing Drexel Sailing at the Princeton Women’s Regatta that morning, and an overall introduction of our team. After a tricky launch in 3’’ waters, all boats made it out to the course. A windward-leeward, twice around course was set for the morning. On the committee boat was Ed Doran (’15), Natalie Tosh (’11), and Reuben Krutz (‘14). Stephen Ciccariello (’13) was in the coach boat to set the pins and ensure the safety of the sailors. The morning’s conditions were 70 degrees and winds around 9mph, gusting to 12mph. The race committee held 4 twice-around races and one, once-around. All eight boats were skippered by alumni! We conducted fleet racing for the morning portion. At noon, the boats were docked for a quick half-hour break. At 12:30 everyone was out on the water again. The undergraduate officers organized the eight boats into four teams. For the remainder of the day, 2v2 races were held on a triangle course. The wind began to blow at 11-13mph with gusts around 15mph. Second place was awarded to John Townsend (’98) and Clara Engal (’13), who were presented with The Love of Sailing, a picture book. First place along with the Drexel Alumni Regatta Trophy and the legendary seersucker jacket was awarded to Steve Guenther (’08) and Dave Sharp (’01). Hamburgers, hotdogs, and salads were served for dinner, provided by the yacht club. Overall, everyone had a terrific time. On behalf of the Drexel Sailing officers, we thank all the alumni for coming out and would love to see an even better turnout next year!Sincerely,Jason Sinclair (’12)