New York State of Mind: Team Larchmont

Bring it with the bow ties last year, Team Larchmont is back for more at this year’s Baldwin Cup. This year’s team of veterans and well sailed Baldwin first-timers alike make Larchmont’s prospects look good at this year’s regatta. Let’s get to know those sailors:

Cardwell Potts

Cardwell PottsWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? From New Orleans and sailed at Harvard

What are your sailing nickname(s)? The Pontchartrain Kid

What is your pre-regatta ritual? You don’t want to know

What is your sailing background? I started sailing my Optimist on a trailer in my driveway at the age of 6. I eventually moved on to 420’s, and I flirted with the Laser Radial for a short time, but I wised up and stopped doing that because hiking is overrated. I sailed throughout college, and now I’ve moved on to bigger and better (less hiking) boats.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 3072

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Scott Hogan. Oh wait, no, that guy’s a total pushover.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Winning isn’t our thing. We’re much better at getting 2nd place.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Bonnie Tyler & Meat Loaf – Total Eclipse Of The… by manon42

Clay Bischoff

Clay BischoffWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Miami and Harvard

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Backstreet. Iceman.

What is your sailing background? Optis and Lasers until college, then a lot of team racing.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 15

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Cardwell – he’s going down

Danny Pletsch

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Sailed at St. Mary’s College via Boston and Florida

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Le Danz

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Ritual? People do that?

What is your sailing background? Sailing since 10. Kick it in Ideal 18’s and Flying scotts when I can.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? How many Quarters are you handing out?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The Bar..They always figure a way to over serve us.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because we are tired of being 2nd

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

David Dowd

David DowdWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Larchmont NY and Stanford

What are your sailing nickname(s)? DD

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Eating

What is your sailing background? Frostbiting in ICs, retired v-15 sailor, team racing

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 20

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The Brits always bring it

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We came close last year…

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Jason Carroll

Jason CarrollWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Washington, DC and part of Harvard class of 2000

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Huh, none that i know of. [Editors Note: Race Fans sounds like Jason needs a nickname]

What is your pre-regatta ritual? I don’t sail well after too much sleep, so I need some drinks the night before.

What is your sailing background? Sailed in college for Harvard
raced a V15 at LYC for many years after that, including occasional team racing currently own and race Melges 32 and Viper 640 team Argo and Gunboat 62 Elvis have been known to go out and get hurt on an old 49er and now a mach 2 moth.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? How many do you have?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? I’m new to this event so don’t really know how the competition stacks up.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? I think our best bet is baiting everyone into staying out too late and past their racing comfort zone. We can handle it…

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
I’m going to defer to John Baxter on this one, who is a pandora wizard, but you better be ready for dance remixes of cheesy pop songs from the past decade.

John Baxter

John and Molly

John and Molly

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Greenwich, CT and St. Marys

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Ice

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Can’t tell you

What is your sailing background? Grew up sailing in Peconic Bay at age 6. Went to St. George’s school in Newport RI then St. Marys college. Now we sail dinghies and big boats primarily out of Larchmont.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? Yes

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Danny Pletsch

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because our boat is sailing with three—wife is pregnant

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Molly Baxter

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Chicago and sailed at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Molly BBBB

What is your sailing background? Grew up sailing, now i do it as much as i can

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? Pass.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Danny Pletsch & Cardwell Potts will take our team out with the .25 beers

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We always hope to win yet there are a lot of great teams this year. Looking forward to it!

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Megan Magill

Megan MagillWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? From San Diego and sailed at St. Mary’s

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Magill

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Tell team stories from the night before

What is your sailing background? “2011 College Sailor of the Year Runner-Up
2x College All-American
2x College All-American Honorable Mention
College National Champion (fleet and team) St. Mary’s College
Silver Medal ISAF Youth Worlds i420s
High School National Champion (fleet and team) Point Loma High School”

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? $5 worth

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The Newport teams since they are very over due for a Baldwin win.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We will win because we actually practiced twice before this event

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
“In light of Cardwell T-boning a boat on port last year…