Back in Plaid: Seattle YC

Meet Team Seattle

The returning (and a few newbies) boys and girls from the North’s Puget Sound are back again and jonesing to win.

Skipper Jay “Nope” Renehan

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Seattle and Kings Point

What did you learn to sail in? Blue Jay (seriously)

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Seattle based coffee

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? I haven’t team raced since 1985, I can’t quite remember anything about it.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? First timer, I heard it is sunny.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? I’ve heard that Jon Pinckney grew up. Is that true?

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Seattle is winning all the championships in 2014.

Crew Lindsay “Epic” Bergan

Lindsay Bergan

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Seattle and UCSB

What did you learn to sail in? Opti

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Try to come up with 6 boat drills that simulate 4v4.

Sail with a significant other? The only way to sail the high (or low) seas [do note Lindsay and Dalton are on separate boats]

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Telepathy

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Interaction between commentators & racers.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? NHYC of course!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Sure…

Skipper Dalton “Heavy D” Bergan

Dalton BerganWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Newport Beach and College of Charleston

What did you learn to sail in? Laser

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Hoping to go surfing first.

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Drifting across the line not knowing what combination we are in.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? The jokes.

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

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

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We practiced this time

Crew Lisa “Lisa” Niece Renehan

Lisa Niece RenehanWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Seattle and University of Washington

What did you learn to sail in? 420, 470, FJ

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee and sunscreen

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Great way to meet your future spouse – Jay and I first met when he pinned me in the college team race nationals in Chicago in 1984. (It didn’t result in his team winning the race.)

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Favorite moment yet to come – it’s our first time to the Baldwin.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
Deferring to teammates on this one.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? No idea!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We have practiced a lot – but mostly we have analyzed and debated every incident of every practice more than any other team.

Skipper Mike “Father K.” Karas


Mike KarasWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college?
Greater Seattle Area and U. Washington

What did you learn to sail in? Lasers

What is your pre-regatta ritual? El Colacho

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Who’s in charge of the quarters.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Southern YC Joke

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Southern YC – Battle of the SYCs

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? New (old) blood and tenacity. And El Colacho.

Crew Jen “Classy” Glass

Jen Morgan GlassWhere are you from and where did you sail in college? Seattle and Dartmouth

What did you learn to sail in? Laser Radial!

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Normally to go for a test-sail in my boat in the venue. But at the Baldwin with supplied boats….I’m at a loss!

Sail with a significant other? Depends, He crews for her!

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? I think this was a Baldwin term…Making sense of the CHAOS!

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Getting heckled by Deermount as you sail on the top reach.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
I used to sing Brown Eye’d Girl as a junior with my crew Katie Shuman. Over and over and over and over again.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? We’ve got to sail against our teammates Andrew and Mallory Loe who are racing for Southern this year.

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

Skipper Anthony “Pinch” Boscolo


Anthony Boscolo HeadshotWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college?
Seattle and University of Washington

What did you learn to sail in? El Toro

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Nope

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Sailing slow fast.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Nearly getting my teeth knocked out by Chris Rhab.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The California sun. It makes is really hard to see.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because we are faster that everyone else.

Crew Ben “Unbreakable” Glass

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Seattle and St. Mary’s

What did you learn to sail in? Mirror Dinghy

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Minimum 3 cups of coffee.

Sail with a significant other? Divide and conquer.

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Successfully balancing a play 2 across the finish

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Coming out of the round robins ranked #1
If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Call it an acronym rivalry, but the other SYC of course.

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

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