Boys from the Bay: Team St. Francis

Chris Raab

RaabWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Detroit and Long Beach State
[Editors Note: Go Beach!]

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Ripper

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee, coffee and more coffee

What is your sailing background? 38 national championships, 2 time college all American

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? None, only red bull

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We won’t.

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

Chris Trezzo

Chris-Trezzo-Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Foster City, CA and UC Irvine

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Trapezzo, Big-T

What is your pre-regatta ritual? I eat nothing but ice cubes and croutons for at least a month before hand.

What is your sailing background? Sailed in High School with San Mateo High, sailed in college with UC Irvine. Currently enjoying J-22 team racing and kiting!

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone! The teams are all completely stacked! Also, the 25 cent beers.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We are a crafty bunch and a scrappy lot to boot.

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

Geoff McDonald

Scott SellersWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Noroton YC, (Connecticut) and Stanford University

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Donkey Geoff

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Running

What is your sailing background? 1994-present: frequent one design racing on San Francisco Bay (J-105s, Express 27s, Melges 24s, J-22s, Vanguard 15s); frequent team racing on St Francis YC Team Racing Team (J-22s, Sonars, etc.); offshore racing (2 Pacific Cups, 3 Chicago-Mac Races, etc.);

1990-1993: Stanford University Sailing Team

1978-1988: Junior Sailing on Long Island Sound and in national and int’l events

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Team NHYC – home field advantage.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Scrappy play!

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

Harrison Turner

Harrison Turner-littleWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Los Angeles, CA and USC

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Goober, H-bomb, Play 6

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Anything but eating a banana.

What is your sailing background? I can’t wait to sail my first regatta. I just learned how to tie a bowline yesterday!

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 100 rubles worth

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The biggest competition is the umpires. They always get the calls….

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because we have more fun than any other team out there.

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

Mario Yovkov

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Bulgaria and Bulgaria

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Quiet Dinner with the team

What is your sailing background? I’ve started sailing Optimist in 1978 until 1986 in the European International Circuit. Participated in numerous National and world Championships. In 1986 I moved onto the 470 class, where i was also a member of the Bulgarian National Team. Actively participated in the 470 International circuit in Europe. In 1994 I moved in the USA, where i’ve started sailing again in 2000. I was an owner of 1D35 and raced buoy and offshore races. I did 2 Transpack, and one pacific cup on it. I am a member of St. Francis Masters Team, with which we’ve won Hinman Master 2011 and 2012.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? Will find out.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? All of the participating teams.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because we have the oldest average age!

Russ Silvestri

Russ SilvestriWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Tiburon and USC

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Iceman

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Remember how lucky I am to be here

What is your sailing background? Raced a Finn, before most of the competitors were born, raced won and lost the 1984 6 times before losing three days before the Olympics. Member of 1988 Olympic Team and 2000 Olympic Team. Raced two Americas Cups 1987, 2000 with the STFYC Team. 7 time North American and National Champion Finn, Etchells 22 NA Champion, Ultimate 30 top money earner and Grundig Match Race Champion the largest purse ever for winning a single sailing event. Two Time Hinman Masters Champion going for three in a row in 2013. Only sailor to win Yachtsman of the year at the STFYC and San Francisco Yacht Clubs in the same year.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? 10

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Myself, basically 4 on 4 is crazy and I will do my best to stay sane. NHYC if they cannot win their own regatta in boats that they only sail. I will be totally amazed.

Larchmont has legitimate skill and could get it done.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? The other teams get too hung over and miss the start. If we make the semifinal, I will be quite happy. For us to win will be good fortune, it will be equivalent to Wichita State winning the Final Four, possible but not probable.

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

Scott Sellers

Scott SellersWhere are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Michigan and Stanford

What are your sailing nickname(s)? Swamp Donkey

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Eat Burrito

What is your sailing background? All American at Stanford 1994. Post college Vanguard 15s, Express 27s, J105s, and J22s on SF Bay. Offshore sailing (crewed and double-handed) on West Coast and Great Lakes. Not as much recently with 3 young daughters are keeping me busy.

How many 25¢ beers will you drink during the Cup? Less than last year.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Ourselves. We are old.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Divine intervention

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be? Donkey Riding by Great Big Sea

3 Responses to “Boys from the Bay: Team St. Francis”

  1. The TurnersApril 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Sail well and have fun. Go team boys from SF!

  2. GrampsApril 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    STFYC sailors,
    Have a great regatta!

  3. shaneApril 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Eaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhooooooooiwwwww!