Vanguard 15 Fleet 53 - San Francisco Bay
If you are looking for an active and competitive dinghy fleet in the San Francisco Bay Area, then the Vanguard 15 is your boat! Our fleet began in April 1998 with 8 boats racing on the Alameda Estuary. Today, we are based at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) and have over 50 active boats racing year around, including a few of the original boats! Fleet 53 is the center of the West Coast V15 scene!
This strict one-design boat is exciting, yet easy for two people to race. Our fleet members range from collegiate All-Americans to big-boat sailors looking for tighter action and more tactical situations. The fleet hosts weekly fleet and team racing from April through September at TISC in Clipper Cove where good breeze and flat water can be found. There are also weekend regattas held at various West Coast venues. Four of these events are V15 only regattas and make up the Championship Series.
The Svendsen's Thursday Night Series is legendary and includes both V15s and Lasers/Laser Radials in tight collegiate-style fleet racing (get the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, TISC Medical Form, and Registration Form).
Thursday nights offer US Sailing-certified race officials, 5-7 races per night and a fabulous post-racing party! The Tuesday Night Series is dedicated to 3-on-3 team racing and coached practice for teams desiring to compete in the US Team Racing Championship - Hinman Trophy plus other West Coast team race regattas. In 2005, the more casual Midwinter Series was launched to allow people a chance to work on lighter air techniques during the winter months.
Please sign up for out new mailing list to learn more about the fleet and our activities by clicking on Mailing List and joining our Facebook group. If you are interested in getting out on the water but do not have a boat, fill out a posting on the new Crew List. If you have a boat and want to be part of the fleet, enter your pertinent information on the Roster.
2012 Svendsen's Thursday Night Series - Varsity
1st place - Al Sargent & Rachel Magnusson
2nd place - Daniel Altreuter & Claire Hulse
3rd place - Steve & Amanda Kleha
Note: Boats helmed by sailors who were collegiate skippers are automatically in the Varsity division. Skippers who did not helm in college can choose to compete in either the Junior Varisty or Varsity division. Boats who finish first in the JV division are automatically moved to the Varsity division the following season.
File Photo: Main GalleryHinman 2003
2013 Svendsen's Marine Thursday Night V15 & Laser Series
Please contact Adam Rothschild and Claire Hulse for more information.
Sign up on the 2013 Social Chair Schedule. See Lyzz Schwegler and Neha Bazaj with any questions.
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