SFST members at a team training day Cal Maritime Academy's J22s, the boat we'll be racing in Chicago.
Soldier Field Monument
Inka and Ann waiting to march in to Soldier Field.
Lined up for the Team SF and athlete march on.
Waiting to march in
Dorothea, Jan and Heather wait in the sweltering Chicago summer to march on to the field of Soldier Stadium for the opening ceremonies in 2006.
Jan & Chris
Jan and Chris waiting to march on with Team SF.
On the field at Soldier Stadium
Pretty cool to be on the field, and we were on it a long time waiting for ALL the athletes to march in and make a cool rainbow flag with our glow sticks. But, waiting that long after already waiting several hours to get in kind of takes some of the fun out of being first in...a seat sounds so much more comfortable! ;)
Awaiting the fire...
The flame is burning
The athletes on the field lighting up our colors.
A view from the ground
Our home for the week. Hosted by Belmont Yacht Club and boats provided by Chicago Sailing, out the middle onto Lake Michigan.
Belmont Yacht Club
Yup, that's it! Welcoming hosts in a small but mighty yacht club.
SFST Team Doll in Shades
Rajat Dutta, Heather Stewart & skipper Chris Bates
Front row center is Emy Ritt, she served for several years as the co-chairmain of the Federation of the Gay Games 2007-2013...a sailor, woo too! :)
Team Femme Fetale
SFST Team Femme Fetale head out for their sail.
Here's where teams came in to swap boats for the next race.
Lining up for the start
SFST Sailor Party
SFST hosted a sailor's party at their flat the night before finals. The house also had some of the GUST team in the upstairs flat.
While we wait for enough wind to build for our final races, what a better time for a group photo!
Rajat, Chris & Heather being towed out to the finals course...enough wind for one, dead-heat final race...we finished a very tight 5th overall...too bad, so sad! :)
Team Femme Fatale
SFST's own proudly wearing and supporting the NCLR - National Center for Lesbian Rights. L-R: Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor, Jan Crosbie-Taylor, Kris Hermanns, Chloe Arnold.
Three Cheese Fagotinis
Aussie Gold medalists...again!
Our Aussie friends with ASC Commodore Anni Browning on the right.
Our friends from the Netherlands.
Team It's Ok
Silver medalist Paul Blank on the right, was also part of silver medal team Carpe Cerevisium in Sydney.
Bronze medalists from Southerly Busters surround Gold medalist from Team Newport.
JAM (Non-Spinnaker) Winners
The medalists for the JAM (Jib And Main) division in Chicago 2006. Gold = Three Cheese Fagotinis, Australia; Silver = Liberte, France; Bronze = Screamin' Seaman, New York? Seattle?
Spinnaker Div Winners
The medalists for the spinnaker division in Chicago, 2006. Gold = Team Newport One, Newport RI; Silver = Team It's Ok, California; Bronze = Southerly Busters, Australia
A Wrigley Welcome
Wrigley Scoreboard & Choir
Heather, Rajat, Inka
SFST teammates on the field at Wrigley Field for closing ceremonies.
Rajat, Joe, Rick
New friends from across the country at Wrigley Field for closing ceremonies.