Go introduce yourself, San Diego

Meet Team San Diego

And We’re the Baldwin Cup Media Team. Go introduce yourself, San Diego.

Skipper Brad “Road-Eye” Rodi

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Point Loma, CA and United States Naval Academy

What did you learn to sail in? Naples Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Deep breathes more oxygen to the brain sometimes helps!

Sail with a significant other? The only way to sail the high (or low) seas

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Keeping the pointy end going forward.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? See old friends from past that I only get to see at this cool event.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Every team entered is our biggest competition. Still trying to come up the ever evolving team racing curve.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? If we can learn from our past Baldwin Cup’s and sail together fast minimize the big mistakes.

Crew Chuck “Classified” Sinks

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

What did you learn to sail in? Naples Sabot. Best pram on earth

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Pee, gym, shower, sail

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hanging with the kids…nice they bring an old man along…I reckon they think I’m good for a free dinner…they’re wrong! 🙂

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Good fun, no hiking, padded seats and lot’s of interesting “scenery” in Newport Harbor on a sunny weekend…

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone is good…just happy to get a W from time to time

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? “W’s”. If our guys have more than the other guys, I guess we’ll win.

Skipper Miguel “Big Guns” Anderson

Mikee AndersonWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Coronado and THE University of Southern California

What did you learn to sail in? First boat sailed in was a beetle cat….first boat raced was a sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee and shaking the dust off from $0.25 beers from the night before

Sail with a significant other? As long as a Mai Tai is in hand

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? 4×4 team racing. That is all

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Too many too count.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The $0.25 beers

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We have a chip on our shoulder from last year.

Crew Nick “Hollywood” Martin

Nick MartinWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? San Diego, CA and College of Charleston

What did you learn to sail in? Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Don’t eat bananas

Sail with a significant other? Significant other, who needs one of those?

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Keeping Mikee off his iPhone while racing

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? First one

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

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

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Commodore Chuck is the key

Skipper Tyler “T Sinks” or “Tee My Homie G” Sinks

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

What did you learn to sail in? Naples Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? GTL

Sail with a significant other? Significant other, who needs one of those?

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Non stop action. From start to finish there’s never a dull movement, if you’re not on your game good teams will make you pay.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Rex Cameron delivering our teams joke at the 2013 Baldwin Cup. (Look here and skip to the 1:00 minute mark)

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Every team will be tough so it’s hard to tell.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We have a lot more practice (1 day) than we did last year..

Crew Melanie “Melrob” Roberts


Melanie RobertsWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college?
San Diego and USC

What did you learn to sail in? Naples Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Don’t eat bananas.

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The hardest part will be remembering winning combos in 4 on 4 team racing

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? To be determined this year!

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
Don’t have one with Tyler Sinks yet.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? This would require looking at the entry list, I’ll get right on that.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Is this really a question?

Skipper Brian “Bhaines” Haines


Brian HainesWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college?
Coronado and Stanford

What did you learn to sail in? Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Breakfast is a must.

Sail with a significant other? She refuses

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Winning or losing as a team. (Hardest and favorite part)

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Sailing in a mooring-free Newport Harbor, and the pit crews!

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? 4v4 is too chaotic to rule anyone out, so everyone!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We brought the Commodore.

Crew Brian “BS” Stanford


Brian StanfordWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college?
San Diego and Boston University

What did you learn to sail in? The good old Naples Sabot, then FJs, 420s, Lasers, Laser 2s, 420s, and on down the line.

What is your pre-regatta ritual?

Sail with a significant other? Seems like a good idea before the regatta…

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Constant action keeps it fun and interesting.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? It’s been a few years since my last Baldwin but it’s always fun to see old friends.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? I’m not in college anymore – $0.25 beers.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Keep it fair ump

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