We have 4tix (Diego, Elissa, Nikhil, Troy) for Lunch on Sat (BBQ) and Sun (Deli). Any additional lunches must be pre-ordered online for $10 by Sunday, November 4, 5pm. No lunch tickets will be sold at the door.
Schedule of Events
- 0800 Meetup
- 0830-0930 Boat inspection and Team Check-In
- 1000 Competitors’ Meeting
- 1015 Coaches’ Meeting
- 1100 First Warning
- NO CUT OFF TIME
- 0930 Meetup
- 1000 Competitors’ Meeting
- 1015 Coaches’ Meeting
- 1100 First Warning
- 1530 Final Warning
|8:30||Meetup. Check-in. Rigging. Inspection. Breakfast.||9:30||Regatta report time|
|8:45||Boat Inspection. (Regatta t-shirts)|
|10:00||Competitor’s meeting. Onsite registration closes.||10:15||Competitor’s meeting.|
|10:30||Launch boat||11:00||First Signal|
|11:00||First Signal (long sail out!)||3:30||No starts after|
Upcoming: SoCal5 at San Diego Yacht Club
Schedule, Regatta Details, Weather, and more in full post below.
PCISA5: Gaucho Regatta Information
UCSB Sailing hosts the final big 5 regatta of the year, PCISA5 Gaucho on March 9-10 at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC). Of note, UCSB Sailing is also hosting a campus facility tour and practice for potential High School sailing recruits the Friday before the regatta, March 8 at 1:30p.
All Sailors please use the Regatta Sign-up Form by end of of day Thursday Feb 21.
UCSB Campus tour by UCSB Sailing Team
High School Sailing Recruits: Campus & Boating Facility Tour - March 8, 2019 Come meet members of the UCSB Sailing Team and receive a guided tour of campus from them. Learn what it’s like to be a Gaucho on and off the water from fellow sailors. Meet the coaching staff and see the sailing facility.
Friday, March 8, 2019 – Optional (sign-up)
- 1:30-2:30pm - Early Campus Tour with team members.
- 1:00-3:45 - Possible TBD Sato/UCSB Sailing Practice
- 3:45-4:15pm - Boating Facility Tour and meet with the coaching staff.
- 5:00-6:00pm - Late Campus Tour with team members.
|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|
Gaucho Regatta Details
UPDATED Email 2: UPDATE Mar 7
To all Gaucho Regatta Teams, we are now just over 24 hours away from the event and we are hopeful for very nice conditions on Saturday and Sunday. It appears we will have good wind both days, but there is a small possibility of rain on Sunday afternoon, so please plan accordingly. We’d like to remind each team to prepare for the cooler and possibly wetter conditions. There is not a designated location for sailors to go to stay indoors while waiting to race the next set, so plan ahead with plenty of foul weather and warm gear as well as access to a car, van, or tent. Additionally, while it won’t be ‘cold’, it’s certainly not going to be hot with a high of 60, so plan accordingly!
The good news is that there will very likely be decent wind and I want to relay how rotations will work. We will rotate off the sandspit on the inside of the harbor. Rotating on the breaking side of sandspit is strictly forbidden. Be aware that all boats need to stay far away from the sandspit when entering into the harbor and should take green Channel marker 11 to port when entering the harbor to avoid getting caught in current and shallow water. Once fully on the inside of the harbor and next to the dredger, there is a drop off where boats can pull right up next to the sand without hitting ground or dragging up on the sand which makes for easier and less stressful rotations. Please be aware of commercial vessels in the navigation channel when entering and exiting the harbor.
Gold A will start first and race one full race, start their second race and when the first Gold A boat hits the gate, we will go into starting sequence for Silver A for their first race. Silver division does not need to leave the launching area until Gold is completely gone and out on the water. This same pattern will repeat for the duration of the day. Rotate quickly and triple check that you are going into the correct boats as we cannot wait for long periods of time.
Beyond being prepared for weather this weekend, please be reminded of the following:
- Parking – There are several rules for the parking lot that need to be taken into account. Please review this map carefully to avoid harbor tickets! The Gaucho Regatta Map is also on the event page at http://www.ucsbsailing.com/gaucho-regatta/.
- Check-in: When you arrive, visit the check-in table (noted on the Gaucho Regatta Map) to receive your t-shirts and Boat Inspection Forms necessary to get your sail assignments. Chartering Teams may turn their paperwork and checks in this time if they still need to.
- Boat Check: Once you have your Boat Inspection Form, find a Gaucho with a flower lei around their neck (think aloha). Those Gauchos will be allowed to inspect and approve your team’s boat and will sign off on the inspection form.
- Sail Assignments: Take the signed off inspection form to the Sail Assignment Station as shown on the Gaucho Regatta Map so that you can get your sail assignments.
- T-shirts: Many teams are not sure what sizes they wanted for their t-shirts when registering online. In most cases, we put four shirts in your bag, however it is not a problem to exchange sizes! Once you receive your shirts and realize you do not have the correct size, visit the check-in tent to exchange sizes. Additional T-shirts will be for sale for $15 for the duration of the regatta. There will also be UCSB Sailing Team Hats and Hoodies available for sale.
- Online Info: Sailing Instructions, Rotations, and Results will all be available online at scores.hssailing.org. Record of Participation (RP) can be filled out online at ts.hssailing.org.
- BBQ Tent / Central Command: Will be located near the rotation area. This is where protest forms will be located and protest times and parties to the hearings will be posted. There will also be burgers, hotdogs, snacks, and drinks for sale along with Gaucho merchandise at this location. Cash, check, venmo, and credit card are accepted. We will be emptying the trash containers continually during the day, so if you see a container nearly full, please let the volunteers at the BBQ tent know so they can empty the trash containers.
- Weather: Santa Barbara is a cold water, open ocean environment and it is crucial to come prepared with the proper gear! The conditions can also be highly variable and a great deal of consideration should be given by each sailor and their coach on whether a sailor should go out on the water or not. When in doubt, sit it out!
- Recruits: If you are interested in sailing on the UCSB Sailing Team one day, please contact coach, Brad Schaupeter or fill out the recruit form online at http://ucsbsailing.com/high-school-recruits/. We look forward to seeing many of you at our recruit session and campus tour (info online at http://www.ucsbsailing.com/gaucho-regatta/). If you haven’t signed up yet and still want to join, please feel free to show up at the UCSB dock at 3:45pm on Friday and/or the campus tour at 5pm (we are only doing the 5pm tour now).
- If anyone is still in need of a charter boat, we have a few left still.
As always, we are excited to see you all this weekend at the Gaucho. We hope you enjoy the regatta and your visit to Santa Barbara. OLE!
Wind & Weather Forecasts
Sun March 3: Forecast is cold, but mostly sunny, with chance of rain on Sunday. The biggest changes appear to be changes in tide direction each day, and wave frequency (half speed on Sunday).
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