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Rose Colored Glasses


Rose Colored Glasses

We rarely get good stories from college sailors, but considering the youth, chick factor, and partying, we damned well should.  If you want to help promote your school’s program, write something down after your next event, grab some photos, and send ’em in.  If you have a journalism class, you might even get some credit for it – everyone loves interns, right?  This one’s from our pal Kinky Reggae.

Two weeks ago some of the best college sailors converged in Long Beach, California for the annual Rose Bowl regatta.  From accomplished sailors in a variety of classes to junior high school sailors in their first Rose Bowl, to some of the most beautiful sailor chicks ever, the majority had one thing in common – growing up racing in SoCal.

Alamitos Bay YC is one of the legendary West Coast small-boat racing venues – home to a world-class A-Cat fleet,  a competitive fleet of Etchells and other keel boats, oh yeah and it’s located across the street from the beach!  The top deck of the ABYC you can see across the entire bay and the wide Pacific beyond (as well as some amazing human scenery), yet  it’s one of the most down-to-earth yacht clubs I’ve ever been to.  The members are totally approachable and more than willing to show you their exotic dinghies.  Unfortunately, due to the need to rotate boats, the Rose Bowl’s young participants can’t take the 10 minutes to sail out of the breakwater into the ocean.