The Long Commute: Balboa Yacht Club

Meet Team Balboa

Skipper Peter “Oh, you’re Tim’s brother” Fallon

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Boston, MA and Tufts University

What did you learn to sail in? Beetle Cats and Optis

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Lots of sleep and water

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The camaraderie with teammates and competitors alike

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? My favorite moment will be when we win the Baldwin Cup this year.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone. This regatta gets more competitive every year and any team out there can win any given race, so that means anyone can win the regatta – this is the beauty of it!

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

Crew Greg “Cigar Man” Newman 

Where are ya from? Santa Cruz, and St. Mary’s

What did you learn to sail in? Anything

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Properly diluted Orange Juice and cigar

Sail with a significant other? Nope

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Fav: Watching our program grow

Hard: What’s the question again?

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? When Fuller buys and Fallon’s singing

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

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

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? I like unicorns

Skipper Katie “Hmmmm” McDowell


Where are ya from and where did you sail in college?
Rhode Island and Brown

What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish

What is your pre-regatta ritual? I should get one

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The rules 🙂

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? $0.25 beers

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Anyone wearing a blazer

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

Crew David “Sail Cloth” Ullman

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Newport Beach and OCC

What did you learn to sail in? Prams

What is your pre-regatta ritual? None

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? All good

Skipper Carson “Night Moves” Reynolds

CarsonWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Newport and UCSB

What did you learn to sail in? Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Practice

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Amount of sailing talent at every event

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Saturday evening

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Both Newport teams are very strong, I would put them as favorites to win

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We’re happy to be invited

Crew Shannon “Shanny” Heausler

Shannon HeauslerWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college? Costa Mesa, CA and College of Charleston

What did you learn to sail in? Optis

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Making close calls

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Not sure. This is my first year.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
[Once again the Media team asks you to google “I’m on a Boat” – at your own risk of course]

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? NHYC. Local rivals

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because we are good at math

Skipper Alex “I’m on a boat” Steele

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Florida and Horseshoe Bend

What did you learn to sail in? Optis

What is your pre-regatta ritual? A good breakfast

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Keeping the mast pointed up,

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Law getting flagged, his reactions are pretty funny…

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Ourselves, if we sail clean we should do well

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We are good at math

Crew Colin “Who?” Kincaid

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Newport Beach and UC Irvine

What did you learn to sail in? Naples Sabot

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Naps.

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Dicey mark traps

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? I heard something about $0.25 beers

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? One of the teams with “Corinthian” in their name

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Alex Steele is hungry for the win. Nothing stops Alex Steele when he’s hungry.

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