PCISA #4 Golden Bear Silver Fleet


Saturday, February 22:

The 2014 Golden Bear Regatta was sailed out of Treasure Island Sailing Center for the third year this past weekend. The 64 new sets of PCISA sails arrived in California just in time and the sailors had the privilege of hoisting brand new sails right out of the plastic bags on Saturday morning. With the new sails the PCISA allowed 64 teams to participate even though the regular regatta cap is 60. The Bay Area Youth Sailing Board worked hard to install all the floating docks for launching and rotations, since TISC keeps them in the parking lot during the winter.

On Saturday morning the fleet was greeted to warm and sunny conditions with a light westerly filling in during the skippers’ meeting. The teams launched on time and the first race was started on time just after 11am. The morning wind started out great and then started to die on the second beat of this first race. It got too shifty and the RC abandoned race 1. After a short break the real westerly filled and the sailors were treated to a perfect 7-11 knots. The venue provides nice flat water and a close dock to rotate efficiently on, so the RC was able to complete two-and-a-half full rotations before 5 o’clock.

Sunday, February 23:

On Sunday a 10:30 start time was scheduled but with a light southerly the fleet was kept on shore to wait for the westerly. At about 11:15 the boats began to launch for an 11:45 start. Unfortunately this promising breeze died quickly and all the boats drifted around for over an hour. At just after 1 o’clock the wind was back on and great racing resumed in moderate breeze under sunny skies. The RC was only able to complete 7 total races for Silver Fleet and 8 for Gold Fleet before the 4 o’clock cutoff time. With the Gold and Silver split as well as the regular A and B divisions, with rotations every two races, this was actually a lot of racing for the high school teams. 30 races were scored over the weekend and Newport Harbor High School took first place in Gold, with Long Beach Poly winning Silver.

Big thanks to Barb and Steve Grove for scoring the regatta. Thanks also to SFYC race management and the BAYS Board for organizing the entire event.

Score summary

1Long Beach PolytechnVarsity4060100
6Laguna BlancaVarsity7765142
11Sage HillJV80105185
*14Lycee Francais de SaVarsity13963202
16Palos VerdesVarsity11792209
18Pacific GroveVarsity110120230
19Torrey PinesVarsity15189240
20Port of Los AngelesVarsity122120242
21Convent & StuartJV93159252
22Redondo UnionVarsity107147254
23The Bay  of San FranJV159112271
25The BishopsJV1208102310
26Mater DeiVarsity152160312
29Crystal Springs UplaVarsity172158330
30La JollaVarsity159180339
31La JollaJV199188387
*Number of high-place (1) finishes

Score history

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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