About 20 of the 30 who trained and headed to Sydney starting a day of training at Lake Merritt, Oakland.
Tactics coaching by Jan Crosbie-Taylor.
Red & Blonde
Chloe Arnold, Deb Jacobs and Katharine Holland at an SFST meeting.
Women of SFST
Some of the women from SFST get their picture taken for a local article before the Sydney competition in 2002.
Brand New Boats!
Not a J22!
Having spent nearly a year practicing on a J22, SF Team 6 just arrives from SF and quickly checks out the brand new Elliot 6.0...whoa...this changes everything!
This is our new boat, absolutely nothing like the Elliott 5.9 we *thought* we'd be sailing...woo too! This is now the Olympic Women's Keelboat class boat.
Our chariots await
The spinnaker class will be sailing these Elliott 6.0 and the non-spinnaker class will sail the older Elliott 5.9s.
Pre Opening Fun
Rajat & Bob and his friend are captains and commander!
Coaches Jan & Sal
SFST Coaches Jan Crosbie-Taylor & Sallie Lang at the opening ceremonies.
Deb & Jan
Deb Jacobs and Jan Crosbie-Taylor at the opening ceremonies.
SF Sailing Team Co-Founder Kip Darcy at the opening ceremony.
Rajat & Dorothea
Rajat Dutta and Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor at the opening ceremony.
A close cross!
SFST Team 6
Sailing to windward.
SFST & Skipper Jan
This is Jan & Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor and Chloe Arnold in some breezy weather!
SFST Team 2
Chloe Arnold, skipper Jan Crosbie-Taylor and Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor.
Some SFST gals at a pre-finals sailor's social BBQ.
Rounding the mark
Julie driving and hiking hard.
There's some ab work for you!
Jan and her team sailing upwind.
Light winds early in the first race of the finals call for gentle moves aboard to keep momentum going in the right direction!
Carpe Cerevisiam gets a slow second in race 1 of finals day, winds obviously started very light and freshened up later in the afternoon.
Carpe Cerevisiam in a close race with others in a slow moving final.
Some fresher winds later in the afternoon allow for some hiking.
Looks like SF Team 6 is out there alone in some slightly better winds, most assuredly racing!
SF Team 6
SF Team 6 skippered by Sallie Lang, with crew Heather Stewart (left) and Deb Jacobs (center) finish 7th overall in the spinnaker division in a fleet of 16 teams.
SF Team 6
What an EXHAUSTING day of final. We started in 6th overall, but dropped to 7th out of 23 boats. For our little "grass roots" team, we were pretty happy with our performance overall. L-R: Sallie Lang, Heather Stewart, Deb Jacobs
Sailing closing ceremonies
Our first regatta comes to a close...what a great week and a great start!
Gold = Three Cheese Fagotinis, AUS; Silver = Chicago Corinthians, USA; Bronze = WAFT, AUS
Three Cheese Fagotinis
The Aussie gold medalists in the non-spinnaker division.
Final & Team Medalist
SFST Team Swordfish
They won a team silver.
Black, Green & Gold
The Aussie locals and gold medalists, who never placed lower than first in any race!
Silver medalists in the spinnaker division.
Dean was on silver medal team Carpe Cerevisium and shared many of these pictures from Sydney, not sure exactly which ones, but thanks Dean!
Bronze medalists GUST Superheroes.
The youth fleet director at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), our mother hen and boat goddess! Thanks to her, we got to sail brand new boats!
Jan & Dorothea
Spouses and teammates Jan and Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor.
Julie & friend
Julie of GUST Superheroes enjoys a laugh with a friend.
Guess which superhero?
The Gay UK Sailing Team.
At this first sailing regatta at the Gay Games, Paul White was instrumental in organizing the Gay & Lesbian Organisation of Racing & Yachting, GLORY. This is the first GLORY Board, including SFST Co-Founder Kathleen Holland and regatta organizer John Harris. France and Netherlands were also represented, additional names unknown.
John Harris was crowned, honored and thanked for being the regatta director by SFST members Jan Crosbie-Taylor and Katharine Holland and Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor holding the sailboat crown.