Seawanhaka. Nuf said.

And to close out today’s meet the sailors’ posts, we bring to you the 2012 Baldwin Cup winners and consistent top finishers: Seawanhaka Corinthian.

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Skipper Ryan “Smoking Gun” Costello

Ryan Costello
Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? New Bedford, MA and Georgetown

What did you learn to sail in? 420s

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Sensei bow

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? The lee stern

How have you trained for this regatta? Late night flaming squid shots in Bangkok

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Most looking forward to being in irons downwind

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Gonna crush the Bissell Missell and NHYC Barneys

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Who else has a Night time captain?

Crew Ike Babbitt David

Ike Babbitt
Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Padanaram, MA and Hobart

What did you learn to sail in? Cape Cod Mercury, Opti, Catboat

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Stretching and windmills

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Jib-jab the A marker

How have you trained for this regatta? Hanging out with Ryan Costello for a week this fall.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? 25¢ beers

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? 25¢ beers

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? We are nimble and keen.

Liz & Andy Herlihy

Liz & Andy Herlihy

Skipper Andy “Herls” Herlihy

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Dartmouth, MA and Georgetown

What did you learn to sail in? Widgeon

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Getting flagged for sitting on the rail of the Harbor 20—gets me every year

How have you trained for this regatta? Shoveling snow, lots and lots of shoveling

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Taco bar

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Newport Harbor—tough to beat on their home court (or anywhere for that matter!)

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Ryan Costello is finally making his Baldwin Cup debut

Crew Liz “Lizzie” Herlihy

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Dartmouth, MA and Georgetown

What did you learn to sail in? Sturdee Cat

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Coffee then Facetime with the kids

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

Sail with a significant other? Who else would sail with me?

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: remembering to keep my feet off the cushions in the Harbor 20

How have you trained for this regatta? Skiing

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? My first sip of a NHYC Mai Tai.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? Everyone is good!

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Ryan Costello and Kyle Shattuck—if we don’t win the regatta, they will win the party!

Skipper Kyle Shattuck

Kyle Shattuck
Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Arlington, VA and Tufts ’99

What did you learn to sail in? Sea Dogs, Blue Jays, Lasers with six kids in ’em.

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Jeez, just try to get there on time, I guess, and not do anything too embarrassing to my team during the competitor’s meeting.

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? My favorite part of team racing is when two good teams are sailing well and throwing down.

How have you trained for this regatta? I’m old now, so I guess I’ve been training for this for a long time. But really, no. The last time I held a tiller was in this event two years ago.

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Getting out on the water for my first Baldwin Cup race two years ago, just taking in how incredible of an event this really is and feeling lucky that I get to be out here team racing.

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? You’ve always got to look out for both of the home teams; they’re sharp.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? I feel for sure that a Duffy will be involved, but the rest is kind of hazy.

Crew Hugh Jones

Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? NY and Cornell

What did you learn to sail in? Flippers

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Espresso

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

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

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Keeping quiet

How have you trained for this regatta? Yes, practicing Mai Tais

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? Saturday night

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

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Looking for at least 2nd to the Brits in the skit competition

Skipper Joel “The Possum” Hanneman

Joel
Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Texas and Tuffs

What did you learn to sail in? Snark

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? Pedicure

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

Sail with a significant other? I am still looking for crew

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Hardest: not finishing last

How have you trained for this regatta? I am potty trained, one toilet at a time

Favorite Baldwin Cup Moment? I loved stuffing my pants last year for the lip sync. Wait to you see my outfit this year!

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

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? Because I have an amazing crew.

Crew Emilie “Bobo” Bogrand

Emilie-Bogrand
Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Cold Spring Harbor, NY and Georgetown University

What did you learn to sail in? Optis

What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? PANIC

What’s your boat’s theme or fight song?

Sail with a significant other? Significant how?

Hardest or favorite part of Team Racing? Why is there only one jib sheet?

How have you trained for this regatta? I haven’t

Who do you think is your biggest competition? Why? John Loe. I’m comin’ for ya.

Why will your team win this year’s Baldwin Cup? CK. Common knowledge.

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