Diego & Troy laughing during race at Silver Championship Regatta in Mission Bay, SD Diego & Troy laughing during race at Silver Championship Regatta in Mission Bay, SD

2019-20 Calendar Preview

PCISA just published event dates for the upcoming 2019-20 schedule. Here’s the first two events for Southern California. For a full schedule please sign-up for PCISA mailing list. Updates and other news by PCISA is posted on Google groups.

Date Day(s) Venue Host Event Name
Sep 14 Sat NHYC   SoCal1
Oct 12-13 Sat-Sun MPYC CSUMB PCISA 1/5: Sea Otter

2019 Sato Sailing Club Review

Sato continued to improve in their second year as a team. We lost a couple sailors Dextin ‘19, Elisabeth ‘21, and Owen ‘21 from our first year. But this year we welcomed new sailors Libby ‘19, Nate ‘21, Tyler ‘21, and Laura ‘22 who joined our existing team comprised of Elissa ‘19, Troy ‘20, Diego ‘21, Nikhil ‘21, Obi ‘21. Coach Nick McCabe was our primary coach through SoCal3, after which Craig Ramsay coached at regattas and practice with help from coach Allie.

Below you can find a breakdown of our season results for each event by skipper/crew and coach.

Additional 2019-20 Calendar Events

Date Day(s) Venue Host Event Name
Nov 2 Sat BCYC   SoCal2
Nov 9-10 Sat-Sun NHYC UCI PCISA 2/5: Anteater
Dec 8 Sun MBYC   SoCal3
Jan 4-5 Sat-Sun USSCLB USC PCISA 3/5: Rose Bowl
Feb 1-2 Sat-Sun ABYC   SoCal4
Feb 22-23 Sat-Sun TISC Cal PCISA 4/5: Golden Bear (Cal)
Mar 7-8 Sat-Sun SBYC UCSB PCISA 5/5: Gaucho
Mar 21-22 Sat-Sun SDYC   SoCal5
Apr 18-19 Sat-Sun TBD   PCCs: Gold in SoCal (tbd) / Silver in NorCal (EYC)

2018-19 Results Breakdown by Skipper / Crew

Sato team rankings improved in our second year, finishing 25 out of 57 PCISA High School teams overall. In addition, PCISA was one of the most competitive divisions this season, winning three of four National Championship races. Point Loma HS won ISSA Mallory Dinghy, and ISSA Baker Team Racing National Championships. In the fall of 2018, Newport Harbor won the Cressy Full Rig. PCISA is one of seven districts. MASSA and SAISA also were very competitive this year in nationals.

See table below for details of scores to gain a sense of how we improved together as a team. Its great to see Long Beach, Alamitos, and HB teams competing against each other and helping each other improve in practice. Teams that won at nationals also practiced in healthy competitive environments in San Diego and Newport.

Socal Series

The SoCal series is aimed at helping newer sailors master the flow of competition. Similar to practice but more formal, it allows for real world competition without real-time coach interaction… sailors must leanr to be independent, know the rules, understand strategy, and situational tactics. The SoCal series is a more relaxed environment than PCISA “Big 5” events, and also allows more time in the boat for skipper and crew to learn to work together.

Event Venue Coach Rank Boats Skipper Crew
SoCal1 NHYC Nick 11 30 Nikhil Elissa
SoCal1 NHYC Nick 29 30 Obi Diego
SoCal2 BYC Nick 5 28 Nikhil Elissa
SoCal2 BYC Nick 24*-tie 28 Diego Tyler
SoCal3 MBYC Nick 15 36 Troy Elissa
SoCal3 MBYC Nick 23 36 Diego Nate
SoCal4 ABYC - Canceled due to weather - - -
SoCal5 SDYC Craig 18gold 20 Nikhil Elissa
SoCal5 SDYC Craig 11 18 Troy Libby
SoCal5 SDYC Craig 17 18 Diego Tyler

Big5 PCISA Team Events

PCISA Team events are hosted by ISSA College teams in California. Many college teams provide opportunities for sailors to tour campus and team facilities before these regattas. Be sure to read the Notice of Race (NOR) or reach out to teams ahead of time to make arrangements. Before applying to colleges in the fall of Senior year, it can be especially helpful for Sophomore and Junior high school sailors to get a sense of college campus environments and opportunities to interact with college students during these visits.

Event Venue Host Coach Team Rank Division Rank Boats Skipper Crew
PCISA1: Sea Otter MPYC CSUMB Nick 18 15 29 Nikhil Elissa
PCISA1: Sea Otter MPYC CSUMB Nick 18 20 29 Troy Diego
PCISA2: Anteater NHYC UCI Nick 19 12 27 Nikhil Elissa
PCISA2: Anteater NHYC UCI Nick 19 23 27 Troy Diego
PCISA3: Rose Bowl USSCLB USC Craig 8 4 22 Nikhil Elissa
PCISA3: Rose Bowl USSCLB USC Craig 8 11 22 Troy Diego
PCISA4: Golden Bear TISC Cal Craig 18 22 28 Diego Tyler
PCISA4: Golden Bear TISC Cal Craig 18 16 28 Elisabeth Troy
PCISA5: Gaucho SBYC UCSB Craig 9 17 24 Diego Tyler
PCISA5: Gaucho SBYC UCSB Craig 9 3 24 Nikhil Elissa
PCC: Championships MBYC PCISA Craig 16 19 24 Troy Diego
PCC: Championships MBYC PCISA Craig 16 14 24 Nikhil Tyler