Stay Classy Team San Diego

Brad Rodi

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? San Diego, CA and the US Naval Academy

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Trying to remember how to sail

What is your sailing background? SDYC – Junior Sailing (sabot, laser II, snipe, FJ, 420, Etchells)
US Naval Academy – 90′-93′
BUSA Team Racing Team 1993 (UK / IRL Tour)
Olympic Trials 92 (FD), 96 (Laser), 08 (470).
America’s Cup (FInal) 1995 Team Dennis Connor (trimmer jib, mainsheet)
Etchells World Champion 1994
Multiple Match Race Events

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? Unknown – “multiple”

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? All of the above!

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

Brian Haines

Brian HainesWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Coronado, CA and sailed at Stanford

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Bhaines

What is your sailing background? I sailed all through high school and college, and am currently sailing a lot of 505s and some big boats.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? How many quarters can I find?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone! We’ve never sailed together as a team.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Beginner’s luck, good looks, and pure athleticism.

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

Chuck Sinks

Chuck SinksWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? San Diego, CA and San Diego State University

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Sinker

What is your pre-regatta ritual? My busa ball workout

What is your sailing background? I thoroughly enjoy sailing – boats include Sabots, Snipes, Etchells, Ocean Racing boats, Swan 42, J-125 ++++

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 0 – I like wine

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone. All these teams have talented sailors on them.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? The excellent crew work!

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

Julie Servais

Julie Servais-1Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Scituate, MA and Salve Regina University

What are your sailing nickname(s)? The Secret Weapon

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Mickey D’s Breakfast – I swear it works!!

What is your sailing background? I grew up sailing on the South Shore of Massachusetts where I began fleet racing at 8 years old and team racing at 10 years old on 420s and FJs. I continued to do both with my high school, yacht club and college sailing teams. In 2004 I moved to Southern California where I met my husband, David, while teaching sailing at J World San Diego. I continue to race very competitively in San Diego with Team Dennis Conner and also sail on Etchells, J22s, J105s, and several big race boats. Last year I was fortunate enough to compete in the Etchells European Championships in Italy with Dennis Conner and Vince Brun where we placed 3rd in the event. I also actively sail on a TP52 in San Diego where I am a back up helm and trimmer and regularly sail on Dennis Conner’s “Stars & Stripes” where I am the regular pit person.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Not quite sure yet but I’m looking forward to finding out!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because SDYC seriously rocks.

Mikee Anderson

Mikee AndersonWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Coronado and USC

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Mikee

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee

What is your sailing background? A lot! Involved a lot of swimming.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? All the above. It is going to be a stellar year with a lot of close and exciting racing. There is an immense amount of talent out there on the water.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We are the wildcards with a lot of talent and experience

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

Rex Cameron

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? San Diego, CA and sailed at UC Irvine

What are your sailing nickname(s)? T-Rex

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Wink at a cute girl.

What is your sailing background? Naples Sabot+ Lasers at San Diego YC. High School Sailing at Point Loma High School. 4 yrs of College Sailing at UC Irvine.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? As many as my skipper will let me.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Newport Harbor YC ’cause they have the home-field advantage.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We have the most luck on our side.

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

Tyler Sinks

Tyler SinksWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? San Diego and Boston College

What are your sailing nickname(s)? T Sinks, Tee My Homie G

What is your pre-regatta ritual? G-T-L

What is your sailing background? I grew up sailing Naples Sabots in San Diego. I have competed on the local, National and International levels. My claim to fame would have to be the 2012 Senior Sabot Nationals.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Every team will be a tough battle. While NHYC does a great job keeping it fun, every team here is well stacked with great team racers so it’s hard to say who will be the best. If you twist my arm and make me choose a team, it’d have to be the home team (NHYC) because they’re able to practice in the boats on a regular basis and they have two teams (better odds) sailing in the event.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Our team has a great cast of very seasoned sailors who have been successful on multiple levels of sailing. If we do win the event, it will be because of our crews.

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

Whit Batchelor

Where are you from originally? Weston, VT

What is your pre-regatta ritual? McDonalds

What is your sailing background? Grew up sailing as a junior in New England. Then moved to San Diego and began sailing larger boats.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 0

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? NHYC. They practice all year.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because we believe in magic.

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