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Lightning Strike!

2015 Meet Team Lightning

Closing out our Meet Your Racers series we have NHYC Team Lightning. Let’s see how they strike! Skipper Greg “Graque” (like Grack) Helias Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? West LA and Southern Cal What did you learn to sail in? McGregor 55′ twin rudders with a 150hp outboard […]

New York, it’s what dreams are made of

2015 Meet Team New York

With the most Baldwin Cups wins (three), New York are always major contenders at the Baldwin Cup Team Race. Skipper Derby Anderson White Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Santa Monica, CA and Georgetown What did you learn to sail in? Sunfish Who do you think is your biggest […]

Crosstown rivals: Balboa

2015MeetTeam-Balboa

Next up the team with the shortest commute: Balboa Yacht Club—even with all the PCH construction. Skipper Alex “I’m on a boat” Steele Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Florida and Horseshoe Bend What did you learn to sail in? Optis What is your usual pre-regatta ritual? A good […]

Southern Yacht Club will rise again!

2015 Meet Team Southern

The winner of the inaugural Baldwin Cup, Southern Yacht Club, with their Southern charm, have always been favorites at the BCTR. Let’s meet this year’s team: Skipper John Alden “John A” Meade Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? New Orleans, LA and Stanford What did you learn to sail […]

Here come the Bulldogs: Yale

2015 Meet Team Yale

As racing begins today, we’ll finish out our series on the 2015 Baldwin Cup Sailors, where we seek to find out more than their Collegiate All-American stats, looking for what lurks beneath their steely racing exteriors… All former collate sailors the Bulldogs of Yale Corinthian Yacht Club always bring a pugnacious spirit to the Baldwin Cup. […]

Seawanhaka. Nuf said.

2015MeetTeam-Seawanhaka

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. Skipper Ryan “Smoking Gun” 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 […]

Welcome Pequot!

2015 Meet Team Peaquot

Shifting gears and time zones, lets’s meet the freshman Baldwin Cup team from Southport, Connecticut’s Pequot Yacht Club: Skipper David Dellenbaugh Where are you from originally and where did you sail in college? Connecticut and Cornell What did you learn to sail in? Blue Jay What’s your boat’s theme or fight song? My teammates are […]

Open up that Golden Gate St. Francis!

2015MeetTeam-St.Francis

Continuing down the West Coast with our on-going series on the 2015 Baldwin Cup Sailors, we’re seeking out more than their Collegiate All-American stats, finding out what lurks beneath their steely racing exteriors… Now on to St. Francis Yacht Club, the beautiful club looking out on St. Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Skipper Shawn Bennett Where […]

Come as you are Seattle

2015MeetTeam-Seattle

Today we continue our on-going series on the 2015 Baldwin Cup Sailors, to find out more about the than their Collegiate All-American stats, and to find out what lurks beneath their steely racing exteriors. Seattle Yacht Club, frequently in plaid, has always put in a strong showing at Baldwin Cup, but has yet to claim the […]

First timers: Eastern

2015MeetTeam-Eastern

Between the twelve teams there are 96 sailors competing in this year’s Baldwin Cup Team Race at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. They are an illustrious and competitive group including numerous Collegiate All-Americans, who have sailed all over the U.S. and beyond. Every year we pull each of them aside in an attempt to get to know […]