Sail 40 Sato in 2019 PCISA5 Gaucho hosted by UCSB. Sail 40 Sato in 2019 PCISA5 Gaucho hosted by UCSB.

Gaucho: UCSB Campus Tour

Friday March 6, 2020 before the regatta UCSB hosts a Campus & Boating Facility Tour. The event is aimed at High School Sailing Recruits and really any sailor interested in college level sailing. It is hosted by UCSB Sailing Team - (more info in post below)

:bowtie: Event Info & Registration


Gaucho Regatta Schedule

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.

Weekend 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

Upcoming: SoCal5 at USSCLB

SoCal5 is Mar 28-29 (two days)… at the end of March and this year in Long Beach, the same venue as Gold PCC’s and only a few weeks prior. Read the Notice of Race (NOR) for details.

PCISA5: Gaucho Regatta Information

UCSB Sailing hosts the final big 5 regatta of the year, PCISA5 Gaucho on March 7-8 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 6 at 1:30p.


All Sailors please use the Regatta Sign-up Form by end of of day Thursday Feb 21.

:triangular_flag_on_post: Regatta Sign-up Form

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.

:bowtie: Event Info & Registration

Wind & Weather Forecasts

Sat March 4: 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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