Gaucho Team Race


Saturday, January 26:

It was a beautiful day in Santa Barbara with temps in the mid 70's and a gorgeous sunny sky. Unfortunately, despite a predicted light westerly, it only developed temporarily, allowing for 8 races before racing was postponed on the water for quite some time due to lack of wind. The breeze filled at around 3:00pm and racing resumed allowing the RC to get through race 21 of 28 in the first round. Tomorrow will resume with finishing off Round 1 and then a top four and bottom four sail off will occur if conditions allow.

Thank you so much to Stephen Long (class of '17) and Chris Weis (class of '18) for umpiring today. Thank you also to Caden Scheiblauer for helping out with rotations and shore breaks.

Sunday, January 27:

Another gorgeous beach day in Santa Barbara, however racing was difficult once again with the wind never really turning on much more than 5 knots. The RC scrapped together 7 races to finish off round one and then did a final four race off. It came down to the very last race with UCSB 1 vs Cal Maritime. Cal maritime was able to pull it out in the end to tie the Gauchos in record but win the event overall. UCSB 2 sailed off against Cal Poly for 3rd overall and UCSB 2 pulled the win on that one. Berkeley was the team with the best record in the bottom four sail off which could not be fully completed, so the results stand with Cal finishing 5th.

Thank you so much to all of our umpires today and this weekend including: Kent Pierce (class of '87), Stephen Long (class of '17), Keenan Wolf (class of '18), Haydon Stapleton (class of '18), Remy Margerum (class of '17), Grant Rickon (class of '16). Thank you also to sophomore George Kripac for finishing boats all weekend by himself except when a juvenile seal hopped on board his boat for a while.

Thank you also to all the competitors for coming and sailing the second annual Gaucho Team Race and congratulations to Cal Maritime on the win!

Final Results

1Cal MaritimeCalifornia Maritime AcademyKeelhaulers9/1Johannes McElvain '18Hailey Thompson '22
Benjamin Rohr '19Emi Stephanoff '21
Brock Paquin '22matthew Thomas '21
2UC Santa BarbaraUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraGauchos 19/1Lucas Pierce '21Elizabeth Moody '20
David Eastwood '22Claire Hunt '19
Quinn Wilson '21Sampson Reynolds '21
3UC Santa BarbaraUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraGauchos 26/4Matt Long '20Samantha Obel '21
Sidney Gathrid '22Mary Toomey '22
Kerri Luttrell '21Robert Johnson '19
Olivia Beers '21
4Cal PolyCal Poly University S.L.O.Mustangs4/6Josselyn Verutti '21Maddie Roman '20
Kai Ponting '23Alyson Crowley '20
Ben Brough '19Helen Payne '19
Liam Hood '20
5BerkeleyUniversity of California at BerkeleyBears3/4Drake Hayes '21Josefina Ruggieri '21
Ciara Dorsay '21Vincent Todosiev '19
Nicolai Sponholtz '19Gregory Reich '21
6WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonHuskies2/5Connor Hughes '19Blake Winner '20
Karl Skeel '20Avery Wolf '21
Hayden Potter '20Rachel Cohen '19
Farzana Mohamedali '20
7UC Santa BarbaraUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraGauchos 31/6Tristan Richmond '22Jack Holbrook '21
Jake Zieba '22Sophie Thompson '21
Joseph Politi '22Catherine Reynolds '22
Madeline Kraus '20
8UC Los AngelesUniversity of California at Los AngelesBruins0/7Leah Ford '19Hallie Muller '20
Abraham Dearden '20Mary Jane Howland '22
Ian Marshall '22Marianne Simpson '19