An unusual but not unheard of November weather front approached typically sunny Santa Barbara on the first day of the Fall Pacific Coast Championship. Rain was forecast with a frontal easterly breeze and the best case scenario happened where the rain held off until the last race of the day, while shifty breeze ranging from 4-9 knots allowed for plenty of racing over the course of Saturday. The sea state with short chop of 1-3' from the south-southeast was challenging particularly when the breeze lightened up really making the sailors work hard for speed. Racing was fairly interesting and 8 races were completed in A division while B and C division completed 6. There was one protest filed which resulted in a disqualification.
On the JV course, there were 6 A races completed and 4 in B division. Thank you to the UCSB Sailing Team and coach, Ryan Eastwood for helping run race committee. Thank you also to UCSB alumni, David Alexander and Chris Kayda for running mark set on the varsity course.
- Submitted by Brad Schaupeter (PCCSC Conference Commissioner)
After rain hit Santa Barbara over the course of Saturday evening, a clearing breeze of 20-30 knots blew through early in the morning. JV was held ashore while varsity sailors went out in the sporty conditions which held for 4 B-div races, 2 C-div race, 2-A div races. As the day progressed, the breeze lightened up and died before moving to a light and variable southeasterly direction just before completing race 10C. The breeze was highly shifty and volatile and slowed down racing until a westerly came back allowing for race 10c to be started. Half the fleet finished in a westerly before a 20-25 knot northeasterly blew through for the second half of the fleet.
JV went out and completed 2 B races once breeze became more manageable. A division races were started but were abandoned when the breeze died out. The regatta was called after the northeasterly blew through as there was not enough time to get additional sets in on either course.
Thank you again to Ryan Eastwood and the UCSB sailing team as well as UCSB alumni, Tristan Richmond and friend of the team, Emma Deardorff.
Submitted by Brad Schaupeter (PCCSC Conference Commissioner)
|2||University of Hawaii||Rainbows||33||42||43||118|
|3||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos||41||56||40||137|
|4||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||67||40||50||157|
|5||University of Southern California||Trojans||53||52||54||159|
|6||University of Washington||Huskies||51||86||62||199|
|7||University of California at Los Angeles||Bruins||84||55||75||214|
|8||Cal Poly University S.L.O.||Mustangs||92||56||89||237|
|9||University of California at Santa Cruz||Banana Slugs||118||89||102||309|
|10||Arizona State University||Sun Devils||120||95||101||316|
|11||University of California at Berkeley||Bears||132||105||85||322|
|12||Western Washington University||Vikings||132||125||97||354|
|13||University of California at San Diego||Tritons||136||124||136||396|
|14||California State University Channel Islands||Dolphins||76||164||164||404|
|15||University of California at Davis||Aggies||130||148||142||420|
|16||San Diego State University||Aztecs||119||157||157||433|
|17||University of California at Irvine||Anteaters||144||166||151||461|
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