26 teams competed in the South 5 Designate; the final leg of the Pacific Coast's South Series and a required attendance regatta for PCCSC north schools. The regatta saw University of Washington visit from the Northwest as well as first time team, Westmont College compete.
The morning of Saturday, March 23rd saw a light 4-6 knot breeze from the southeast; promising pressure, but not a promising direction. Despite that fact, the RC and racers headed out to try and take advantage of the breeze. By the time the racers got out, the breeze had died down a bit, but held at 3-5 knots to get some races started. The course was visited by a whale, a school of dolphins, and several seals who seemed amused (or annoyed) by the boats being in their waters.
The day was filled with large shifts and light air initially, and slowly built over the course of the afternoon eventually shifting to a westerly direction at 8-10 knots and cooling down substantially. It allowed teams to compete in extremely versatile conditions from the beginning to the end of the day. The RC was able to get off 7 A races and 5 B races by 5:30 pm. University of Washington jumped out to an early lead and continued to maintain it over the course of the day followed by UC-San Diego and UC-Santa Barbara.
Day 2 of the South 5 Designate saw more early light winds, however this time while racers were still on their way out to the course, the breeze died completely and led to an on shore postponement. Around noon, the breeze began to shows signs of life and within 30 minutes had clocked around to the west building eventually to 10-12 knots. The shorter time frame with which to get races done left the RC pushing hard to get races off, but in the end, they were only able to get an additional 5 B races and 3 A races. The standings were close going into the last few races, but University of Washington held on for the win with 90 points, followed by UC-San Diego with 99 points, and UC-Santa Barbara with 102 points.
Congratulations to all teams and welcome to newest PCCSC associate member team, Westmont College, from Santa Barbara, California!
Thank you to UCSB Alumni RC members Scott Deardorff, Jon & Lauren Bell, as well as SBYC members John and Karen Long for the donation of their time and their boat to do RC.
|1||University of Washington||Huskies||42||48||90|
|2||University of California at San Diego||Tritons||61||38||99|
|3||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 1||32||70||102|
|4||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||100||13||113|
|5||California State University Long Beach||49ers||66||71||137|
|6||University of Southern California||Trojans 1||74||98||172|
|8||Santa Clara University||Broncos||121||72||193|
|9||California State University Channel Islands||Dolphins||47||157||204|
|10||University of California at Berkeley||Golden Bears 1||138||73||211|
|11||University of California at Irvine||Anteaters 1||132||82||214|
|12||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 2||98||119||217|
|13||University of Washington||Husky Women||133||113||246|
|14||Westmont College||Westmont College||158||104||262|
|15||Arizona State University||Sun Devil's||142||MRP||166||MRP||308|
|16||California State University Monterey Bay||Otters 1||149||166||315|
|17||University of California at Los Angeles||Bruins 1||161||172||333|
|18||University of California at Berkeley||Golden Bears 2||175||163||338|
|19||University of Southern California||Trojans 2||170||187||357|
|20||University of California at Santa Cruz||Banana Slug's||163||MRP||216||MRP||379|
|21||University of California at Irvine||Anteaters 2||204||225||429|
|22||California State University Monterey Bay||Otters 2||240||234||474|
|23||California State University Monterey Bay||Otters 3||245||235||480|
|24||University of California at Los Angeles||Bruins 2||206||MRP||290||MRP||496|
|25||California State University Long Beach||The Beach||208||MRP||290||MRP||498|
|26||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos 3||290||MRP||225||MRP||515|
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.