Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cal State Wins J/80 Pan-Pacific Regatta

J/80 fleet sailing in Xiamen, China- Pan-Pacific Cup(Xiamen, China)- Enduring a nearly 6,000 mile flight that landed in the middle of typhoon conditions, Cal State Long Beach’s sailing team went on to capture the gold medal at the inaugural Pan-Pacific University Sailing Championship sailed this fall in Xiamen, China.  Thirteen teams  sailed from USA, China, Taiwan and Singapore over three days in matched, one-design J/80s in a unique format— first day was a long-distance race of 12.0nm followed by two days of around-the-buoys competitions.

The Cal State Long Beach sailors that sailed the regatta included CSULB Sailing Team President Shane Young, Mark Ryan, John Hill, Nicholas Santos and Tyler Webb.

The sailing team worked with connections at Long Beach- Qingdao Association and Mary Barton, the President.  Furthermore, they were coordinating with the US- China Yachting Association to promote sailing and networking events for both Chinese and American sailors.  A wonderful program to support!