Nikhil & Diego Hike out at 2017-18 Golden Bear Regatta Nikhil & Diego Hike out at 2017-18 Golden Bear Regatta


PCISA4 Golden Bear at Treasure Island

We’re signed up for :bear: Golden Bear Regatta on Feb 22-23. Read the Notice of Race (NOR) for regatta details. Last year there was college campus tour and practice with Cal sailing team the Friday beforehand. It’s unclear if that is happening again this year, but watch here or PCISA for updates and we can travel early.

Practice for Cold Weather

Feb 13 (Wed) is supposed to :umbrella: rain. It’s a great opportunity for gear practice to ensure you’re staying warm & dry in wet conditions. Being wet at a cold regatta is NOT fun. This week provides an opportunity to test your gear and potentially purchase more gear! Not sure you have the right gear? We have an :shirt: apparel page!

Spring Sailing Tuition Due (Reminder)

New! There are now two options for practice this semester. The recommended Wed+Friday practice for $700 -or- Friday only practice for $400. Please remit tuition ASAP.

:moneybag: Details & Tuition Links

Regatta Schedule

  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

Sailors: 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. See Sailing Instructions for course information.

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.

Wind & Weather

Weather forecast Click for weather current updates

Forecasts from Thursday call for wind to be similar to last year, not to strong but be prepared for gusts. Click image above for current conditions.

  • Saturday chilly at ~53℉. Winds will peak around noon at 9kts/11mph and gusts ~14kts/16mph.
  • Sunday also chilly at ~53℉, plus chance of rain. Winds will be slightly stronger peaking 10kts/12mph and **gusts ~16kts/18.5mph*** -See update #2

Update #2

Weather Update

As of Friday night 2/22,

  • Saturday Harsher. Winds will be slightly stronger than forecast, peak around 3pm and strong gusts ~15kts/17mph.
  • Sunday Calmer. <10% chance of rain, with wind forecast much lighter, peak around noon at ~7kts/9mph and gusts of 13kts/15mph._
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