Fifteen laser sailors arrived at the US Sailing Center Long Beach to heavy fog and no breeze Saturday morning. After unloading trailers and rigging up PRO Mike Segerblom laid out the plan for the day. The group held onshore until 10:45 and the breeze started to fill in. After a short sail/tow to the race course off the Long Beach Pier the races were started alternating with the Women's Pacific Coast Championship starts.
Trapezoid courses with the lasers on the outer loop were sailed for the first five races races. The breeze ranged from 5-9 kts with a few short gusts over 10kts.
Around 1500 the breeze started to die and clock to the WNW. The whole race course was picked up and rotated to match the new breeze and the courses changed from a trapezoid to windward/leeward twice around. Four more races were sailed in the new configuration before calling it a day.
After seven races the points between the top four boats remain very close. Sunday should make for an exciting day of racing.
A thick marine layer arrived with the sailors Sunday morning. The wind would start to fill in and then die off so the decision was made to hold the fleet on shore for a brief delay.
By 1045 the group was departing the dock for the course. The wind was shifty and struggled to fill on the course until about 1345. Five races were sailed, some single lap windward leewards, others double lap windward leewards. The whole time the top four boats stayed very close together making for some exciting racing.
Congratulations to Stanford's Oliver Toole and UCSB's Stephen Long for qualifying for the nationals in Rhode Island!
|1||Stanford University||Oliver Toole '14||31||31|
|2||University of California at Santa Barbara||Stephen Long '17||32||32|
|3||Stanford University||Mateo Vargas '14||33||33|
|4||Stanford University||Kieran Chung '15||38||38|
|5||University of California at Santa Barbara||Keenan Chung '17||75||75|
|6||University of California at Berkeley||Jacob Hiew '15||84||84|
|7||University of Hawaii||Mackenzie Cook '17||91||91|
|8||University of Southern California||Cameron Hutcheson '14||94||94|
|9||University of California at Irvine||Nicholas Weis '15||99||99|
|10||University of Hawaii||Giacomo Paoletti '15||122||122|
|11||University of California at San Diego||John Olson '14||134||134|
|12||University of California at Los Angeles||Robert Loughnan '15||141||141|
|13||University of Southern California||Brandon Yuen '14||143||143|
|14||University of California at San Diego||Tyler Wooldridge '14||149||149|
|15||University of California at San Diego||Jiachao Yang '15||178||178|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.