It was a beautiful November day in Santa Barbara once again for the Fall Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference Championship. The sailors were greeted by cloudless skies and an early sea breeze build that allowed for racing to being promptly at 11am. The wind started off shifting between 195 and 215 degrees and was 4-5 knots, but within a couple of races, it had increased to 8-10 knots from approximately 220 degrees. There were still plenty of shifts, but as the day settled in, it became fairly steady and allowed the race committee to move relatively swiftly through the rotations. Around 3:45pm the wind died off quickly but stayed at a course axis of 220 degrees and just above the wind limit. JV was able to get 5 races off in each division.
The PCCSC held a scheduling meeting at 5:30pm at SBYC securing a calendar for 2020. Thank you to the SBYC (always an amazing source of regatta support), the UCSB sailing team for running the JV course, and the SBYSF high school sailors for providing mark set (specifically Colin Martz, Catalina Matlock, Hope Campbell, and Hudson Mayfield).
Another beautiful day in Santa Barbara, but much hotter (88 degrees) and with less wind predicted. Surprisingly wind came up right on cue at approximately 10:30am and an impromptu hold on shore was quickly sent out sailing. The breeze was unstable with large shifts and micro puffs blowing through quickly. It was realistic to see 5 knots and 12 knots from different directions a mere 20 yards away from each other. The volatile conditions made it difficult to keep a perfectly square course, but even with 20-30 degree shifts, the angle generally was okay to the windward mark. It did however make for some harder starts with one end of the line being favored by a lot at times. Eventually the wind settled in somewhat consistently around 225 degrees, but as the day progressed a mountain breeze blew offshore causing 45 degree right shifts and quickly dying breeze. The JV was able to run in the mountain breeze and finished an additional 4 races for 9 total. There were no protests filed on the JV course.
Thank you to the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, the UCSB sailing team, Kent Pierce and Chewy, and the SBYSF high school sailors for providing mark set (specifically Colin Martz, Catalina Matlock, Hope Campbell, and Hudson Mayfield).
Congratulation to the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on winning the Fall Pacific Coast Championship on both courses!
|1||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 2||31||35||66|
|2||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 4||33||35||68|
|3||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 5||38||34||72|
|4||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||37||36||73|
|5||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 3||55||22||77|
|6||Cal Poly University S.L.O.||Mustangs 1||75||70||145|
|7||University of California at Los Angeles||Bruins 1||80||81||161|
|8||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 1||19||164||183|
|9||University of California at Berkeley||Bears||97||89||186|
|10||University of California at San Diego||Tritons 2||106||112||218|
|11||University of California at San Diego||Tritons 1||108||116||224|
|12||University of California at Davis||Aggies 1||90||137||227|
|13||University of California at Santa Cruz||Banana Slugs 2||148||93||241|
|14||University of California at San Diego||Tritons 4||170||79||249|
|15||Cal Poly University S.L.O.||Mustangs 2||150||107||257|
|16||University of California at San Diego||Tritons 3||128||141||269|
|17||University of California at Los Angeles||Bruins 2||154||134||288|
|18||University of California at Santa Cruz||Banana Slugs 1||129||176||305|
|19||University of California at Davis||Aggies 2||162||157||319|
|20||University of California at Los Angeles||Bruins 3||163||165||328|
|*||21||California State University Long Beach||49ers||147||188||335|
|*||22||University of California at San Diego||Tritons 5||185||150||335|
|23||Cal Poly University S.L.O.||Mustangs 3||181||169||350|
|24||Arizona State University||Sun Devils||216||220||436|
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.
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