Published November 14th, 2018
Browne & Tolan Sailing Team awarded the Dave Diola Memorial Cup
Submitted by Rachel Browne
From left: PICYA Commodore Winston Bumpus, Sean Tolan and Sophia Browne
Sophia Browne (Acalanes High School) and Sean Tolan (Nea Community Learning Center), both sailing for Encinal Yacht Club, were presented with the Dave Diola Memorial Cup on Oct. 1. This Memorial Cup is awarded to the winners of a race or a series of races competing as a two-person team in the Club FJ Division Class in grades 8 thru 12. Sophia and Sean sailed a Club FJ (a 13.3-foot sailboat) in the Winter BAYs Regatta series, which consisted of four local regattas hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Encinal Yacht Club and the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation.
The Browne/Tolan team took the first place award in the overall BAYs series as well. The award was presented by the Pacific Inter Club Yacht Association (PICYA), which promotes recreational boating, youth sailing and many other civic activities.

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