Note this post has been updated four times. Read each Update #

Info has been posted as it's comes. It's important to review each update, although it may be too late to act on a few update items.

For this regatta, Golden Bear, I've tried to organize many of the useful links on the home page block Treasure Island Regatta. For example there's a link to the map of Treasure Island, Parking info, regatta scores for silver, rotations, etc.

Finally, note the website now has comments to posts. It's aimed at sailors and parents, but anyone is welcome to use it for feedback, or to ask about anything unclear.

Are you ready to sail in the cold waters of San Francisco Bay? It’s winter and there’s a potential it’ll even be raining. Golden Bear is in three weeks. Get sailing apparel now, and be prepared to layer, stay dry, and stay warm! (Bring a change of clothes in case of capsize or rain).

The PCISA Golden Bear Regatta is hosted by Treasure Island Sailing Center ( :earth_americas: Map of TISC ) ( :iphone: Directions ). News is some of the team will fly up, some driving. Communicate and coordinate now!

Lodging: We’ll mostly be on our own, but it’d be nice to coordinate a team dinner on Friday or Saturday, and hopefully include other ABYC teams (Wilson/Poly/HB). Many of us have family, but if you’re not sure where you want to stay, Nikhil & Diego likely staying in the East Bay near Oakland/Berkeley. Others will be in SF area.


Update #1: Schedule & Info

Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC)
698 California Ave Building 112, San Francisco, CA
February 24 - 25, 2018

  Saturday   Sunday
8:30 Report time & boat rigging 9:00 Regatta report time
10:00 Check-in & Boat Inspection 9:30 Competitors Meeting (Mandatory)
10:00 Competitors Meeting (Mandatory) 10:30 Racing begins
11:00 Racing 3:30 No Start after this time
    5:00 Awards

Note: Mandatory competitors meetings will be held at 10:00 Saturday and 09:30 on Sunday.

Racing Area

The Racing Area will be in Clipper Cove, with rotations made from the TISC floating dock unless another area has been designated by the PRO. All boats shall be launched from the TISC ramp.

Viewing Area

Coaches and spectators can view the racing from the shore west of the TISC gate. No persons shall go onto the rocks between the parking lot and the water for any reason whatsoever. This is not a protestable offense, although disciplinary action by the PCISA Board may result, at their discretion.

Directions to Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC)

From San Francisco (or points on the west side of San Francisco Bay)

  • Take I-80 East to the Bay Bridge.
  • Treasure Island is a left exit at the end of the San Francisco side span. The exit merges onto the road that runs down the west side of Yerba Buena Island (overlooking San Francisco to the west and Clipper Cove to the east).
  • Continue down the hill until you reach the gate that guards the entrance to Treasure Island.
  • Continue through the gate and take your first right onto California Ave.
  • As you proceed down California, you will see several large buildings on your right. After the last building, turn right on Avenue “I”.
  • Drive straight (south) along the building to the facility.

From Oakland (or points on the east side of San Francisco Bay)

  • Take I-80 west to the Bay Bridge.
  • After the toll booths, merge into the far left lane.
  • The exit for Yerba Buena/Treasure Island is a left exit at the end of the Oakland side span.
  • Follow the exit road around to the west side of Yerba Buena Island.
  • At the stop sign, merge onto the road that takes you down to the gates of Treasure Island.
  • Continue through the gate and take your first right onto California Ave.

Update #2

Feb 20 Update Follows

Overview

  • Cal Sailing Team will be offering tours of the school with the team on the Friday before the regatta 2/23 at 1:30pm and 5:00pm. We are also hosting an open practice at 3:30pm at Treasure Island on Friday (2/23) to those sailors who want to see what Cal Sailing is all about.
  • Folder for Regatta Coordination
  • LB Poly & LB Wilson regatta coordination

Cal Sailing Team will be offering tours of the UC Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Team is excited to support TISC in hosting PCISA #4. Unlike years past, this year the Cal Sailing Team will be offering tours of the school with the team on the Friday before the regatta 2/23 at 1:30pm and 5:00pm. We are also hosting an open practice at 3:30pm at Treasure Island on Friday (2/23) to those sailors who want to see what Cal Sailing is all about. In the following Google form, you can select what tour you want to go on as well as whether you are interested in the practice. Note that priority for the practice will be given to those who also sign up for the 1:30pm tour and that those doing the 5:00pm tour cannot practice. Additionally, for those attending our practice, please have this waiver signed before coming if you want to sail.

Nikhil & Obi are signed up to attend 1:30p on Fri 2/23

Join the Tour / Practice on Friday

News & Coordination

Update #3

Update #4

Notice to Golden Bear Competitors

PARKING- Please review the attached parking map. Do Not park in areas labeled in RED. The Treasure Island Sailing Center has limited parking in the immediate area of the event. Trailer parking will be along the North fence of the sailing center. Cars can only be parked in the GREEN areas shown on map. There are local businesses in the immediate area that need to provide parking to their customers.

WEATHER- temps will be chilly this weekend. We will likely not see above 60 degrees. The water up in Nor Cal is still very cold. Please make sure to dress warmly and bring appropriate sailing gear.

BOAT LAUNCHING- Do not launch your boats until after the competitors meeting. Gold fleet will launch first on Saturday!

TECH SCORE/RP FORMS- Don’t forget to fill in your teams Records of Participation. Record of Participation forms shall be submitted online via the TechScore program by the close of protest filing deadline on the last day of each event

SECURE YOUR VALUABLES- the area around Treasure Island is open to the public. We strongly recommend that you do not leave valuables in your vehicles or around un-accompanied team tents. The TI Sailing Center and PCISA are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

TEAM TENTS- Please do not be greedy when it comes to finding a space for your team tent. Space is limited and there are 60+ teams that need room for their team to gather.

STAY OFF THE ROCKS- It is mandatory that all competitors and spectators stay off of the rocks along the south side of the shoreline. There is no climbing or sitting on the rocks.

WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER- On Sunday February 25th from 11am - 1pm at the VIE Wine Tasting Room on Treasure Island (only a few feet from the main Golden Bear Regatta viewing) PCISA is hosting a gathering and fundraiser. For $25 per person you get to sample 5 Wines and enjoy Luncheon Hors d’oeuvres and if desired Bocce Ball in a private setting just for our group while still able to watch the racing.

We would appreciate it if you would purchase tickets online in advance at:

https://hssailing.org/machform/view.php?id=72561

T-SHIRTS- Regatta Shirts will be sold on site for $20 each, Cash Only.

FOOD- This event is NOT providing food for competitors. BUT, there are some restaurants and a Deli on the island where you can purchase food.

TRASH- There will be a large dumpster located next to the west gate of the sailing center. Please make sure to clean up after your team each day and dispose of your trash in this dumpster. We will have the blue water filtration system at the event so bring a reusable water bottle.