Southern is back!

Meet Team Southern

Baldwin Cup favorites in more ways than one, the South is back again with an all Baldwin Cup veteran team:

Skipper John Alden “John A” Meade

John A MeadeWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? New Orleans, LA and Stanford

What did you learn to sail in? Optimist

What is your pre-regatta ritual? PRB

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: Trying to beat all these great teams.

Favorite: Keeping in touch with old college buddies from across the country.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Winning the first one…

And the pelicans, I really like the Pelicans.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? NHYC – they’re (over)due for a win.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Luck (it’s better than skill).

Crew Warren “The Traitor” Duncan 

Where are ya from? I come from a land down under

What did you learn to sail in? A rubber duckie

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Check for my glasses

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Finding a team that will take me!

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Dancing on the dock

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? Because didn’t sell my loyalty for nothing.

Skipper Zak “Lurch” Fanberg

Zac & Sarah FanburgWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? NOLA and C of C

What did you learn to sail in? X-Boats

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Pour cold water on Gerard’s head and pay off the police with cash before they arrest him…

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: Getting yelled at by John A
Favorite: Yelling at John A

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? My lawyer advised me to not talk about it….

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The three teams that beat us last year…..plus all the other teams….

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We probably wont…..

Crew Sarah “Too Many” Taylor Fanberg

Zak and Sarah FanbergWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? New Orleans and College of Charleston

What did you learn to sail in? Optis and Flying Scots

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Making myself scarce until boat is rigged and ready to leave the dock

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Favorite part = lively tactical debate
Hardest part = getting Zak and John A. to chime in. They are both extremely reticent sharing constructive feedback with the rest of the team.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? I can’t talk about it.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? SYC will sweep the quarter beer category…

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Why not?

Skipper W. Andrew “Not Available” Loe III

W. Andrew LoeWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? New Orleans/Seattle, Dartmouth

What did you learn to sail in? Optimists

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee. Bacon. Porcelain. Not necessarily in that order.

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? 4v4, what’s the combo? Ah screw, it just pin somebody.

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? Quarter beers.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Best looking… at least the tallest set of skippers.

And Jedi mind tricks.

Crew Mallory “Mellow” Loe

Mallory FontenotWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Seattle, WA, and Boston College

What did you learn to sail in? Opti

What is your pre-regatta ritual? No ritual needed, born ready!

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: Convincing my skipper he’s wrong

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Quarter beers, Abo wore a fanny pack last year to carry all the quarters. He’s so stylish!

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? We’re competing? I’m just here for the party!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Is there a best dressed category?

Skipper John “Jloe” Loe

John LoeWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? New Orleans and St. Mary’s

What did you learn to sail in? Opti

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Hmm

Sail with a significant other? I wish

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Dealing with John A

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Hmm

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Larchmont was too nervous to defend – lame

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We did before…

The sailing? —Losing just isn’t an option that we ever consider.

Crew Gerard “Mad Dog” Sonnier

Gerard SonnierWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Southern and Wanda’s School of Cosmotology for the Blind

What did you learn to sail in? Fish Boat

What is your pre-regatta ritual? 2 PBRs and a piece of cheesecake

Sail with a significant other? No thanks

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: cleaning off blood hand print I left on my host’s Beemer.

Favorite: Passing out after being roofied.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Marooned on a Murphy boat for a night…

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? My Liver

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? You mean we keep score?

Southern