They left their hearts in San Francisco: Team St. Francis

Meet Team St. Francis

Skipper Jackson “Ask John Loe” Benvenutti


Jackson BenvenuttiWhere are ya from and where did you sail in college?
New Orleans, LA/ Bay St. Louis, MS, and College of Charleston (go Cougars)

What did you learn to sail in? Optimists

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Coffee

Sail with a significant other? In Ben’s dreams…

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Camaraderie

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? The 25 cent beers.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The 25 cent beers.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Why wouldn’t we?

Crew Ben “Ben” Lezin 

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

What did you learn to sail in? El Toro

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Attend to personal matters pursuant to first-meal.

Sail with a significant other? Not sailing with a significant other

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? That sailing thing

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? I heard NHYC has some pretty good mai tais

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Looks like a pretty acclaimed group of sailors will be competing in this event.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? In a sport where superstition is so prevalent it is dangerous to speculate.

Skipper Harrison “Goober” or “DJ Jazzy Jew” Turner


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

What did you learn to sail in? US Sabot (the one without the funny leeboard)

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Stock up on quarters
Hope my team all makes their flight

Sail with a significant other? The only way to sail the high (or low) seas, Only when they aren’t pregnant with my baby

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Because match racers are team racers with no friends

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? A certain sailor who shall not be named being an upstanding citizen and laying a $20 Bill on the bar and buying a round for the whole regatta.

If your boat had a theme song, what would it be?
I don’t know if my crew would approve this but here goes nothing:

What are the two sexiest farm animals?
Brown chicken, brown cow!

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Same answer as every year. The 25 cent beers might be the biggest hurdle to overcome.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then…

Crew Avery “Nope” Whitmarsh

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Riverside, CT and Yale

What did you learn to sail in? Blue Jays

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Espresso

Sail with a significant other? Only cruising

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest part – keeping track of everyone. Best part – having to think really hard when doing a sport.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? The party the year a bunch of guys ended up sleeping at the club.

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

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? It’s about time!

Skipper Nick “Dugdale” or “Duggy” or “Dugs” Dugdale

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? New Orleans/Seattle, Dartmouth

What did you learn to sail in? El Toros in SF Bay and Optis in Greece

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Wake up, drink coffee, go sailing

Sail with a significant other? Families that sail together, fail together

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Making a play come together (hardest and favorite)

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? 25¢ beers

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone, teams are always stacked

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Anything is possible

Crew Chris “Trapezzo” or “Big T” Trezzo

Chris-Trezzo-Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? San Francisco and UC Irvine

What did you learn to sail in? El Toros, FJs and 420s

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

Sail with a significant other? Depends

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Playing back.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Color commentary from the announcers. And 25 cent beers.

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone! The teams are all completely stacked!

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

Skipper Mike “Maxwell” Martin

Where are ya from and where did you sail in college? Mill valley, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Alexandria VA and Old Dominion

What did you learn to sail in? A Snark

What is your pre-regatta ritual? Just concentrate on getting there

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The Chaos

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Model Boat Races

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? The Legend that Is John Pinkney

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We get lucky shifts at the right time

Crew Stephaine “99” Martin

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

What did you learn to sail in? The mini bathtub that is the National-10. Grew up on Tufts Lake (the Mystic Lake) where you learn what an auto-tack is at a very young age!

What is your pre-regatta ritual? If I get sunscreen on, I’m happy

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hands down, best type of racing. Chess match on the water. Love every minute of it

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Paige Silsby telling jokes – her delivery is unreal

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

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Always, ourselves!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? If we can avoid NHYC’s Mai Tais, we’re golden

St. Francis

 

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