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Sailing heads to SoCal for PCCSC Championship, rowing teams prepare for separate events

After a first-place showing at the St. Francis Invitational, sailing is gearing up for the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference (PCCSC) Team Race Championship in San Diego. Women’s rowing will join sailing in SoCal for the San Diego Crew Classic, while the men’s team will stay close to home, hosting the Pac-12 Challenge at Redwood Shores.

Pragada: Row, row, row your boat

My first exposure to rowing (or what they refer to in America as “crew”) came in 2010, when i saw David Fincher’s movie The Social Network. Besides being completely blown away at the fact that Armie Hammer was playing two people on screen at the same time, I was additionally shocked that competitive kayaking was a real sport, one that posh British people in the movies seemed to take exceptionally seriously. My next encounter with rowing, in high school, reminded me that the founding of Facebook wasn’t the only thing exaggerated in that movie, and helped me better comprehend this aquatic mystery of a competition.

Women’s rowing Q&A: Katie Toothman

On the heels of Stanford women’s rowing’s first Pac-12 conference championship, The Daily’s Ashley Westhem talked with sophomore varsity eight rower Katie Toothman in advance of the 2014 NCAA Championship this weekend. Ashley Westhem (AW):What does winning the Pac-12 title for the first time in program history mean to you and the team? Katie Toothman…