Team SBYSF takes on the Opti Heavy Weather Regatta!

This past weekend, our Opti Team took on the Opti Heavy Weather Regatta in SF.  Typically known for the big breeze and massive tidal swings, "the City Front", brought some bizarre conditions.  With wind under 16 knots and an average of 2.5 knots of max flood, the conditions were tricky to say the least.

Day one:

With a 5.6 foot flood tide forecasted the sailors found themselves working at 100% just to stay at the start line!   Flood relief was found by "short-tacking" the shore underneath St.Francis YC.  Breeze peaked at a mere 14 knots and three races were accomplished.

Day two:

Light air was forecasted as a massive heat wave hit the East Bay.  We sent it out to the water to find >10 knots and the beginning of a huge flood tide.  At the first start signal, the Opti hull speed was unable to match the current velocity.  Thus, sailors found themselves giving max effort only to go backwards!  Race committee called the race quits and we were sent to shore.  After waiting two hours for the flood to decrease, we were sent back out for two races.

Day three:

Meant to be the warmest day of the event with high temps in Stockton reaching 105.  Sailors were greeted with 13-16 knots of wind and slightly less tide.  Three races were completed to wrap up the event!

Overall:

Team SBYSF finished well!  Ryan Satterberg finished in a close 2nd for the event but earned the title of overall Harken Series Champion!  Liam Andresen sailed a solid regatta to finish 5th/60 boats.  Also in the top 10 were: Blake Behrens 8th/60 and Oliver Stokke 10th/60.  Crue Ziskind also had a strong performance placing 2nd in White Fleet

Results

Team SBYSF Takes Harken #3

Cabrillo Beach and the infamous "Hurricane Gulch" lived up to it's name at last weekend's Harken Series #3!  With breeze in the high teens and lots of wind chop, 9 SBYSF sailors braved the conditions!

Continuing his dominance of the West Coast Opti Circuit was Ryan Satterberg!  Winning the overall with 7 first places finishes in 8 races!  Congrats to our other SBYSF sailors in the top ten: Liam Andresen (6th), Oliver Stokke (7th), Blake Berhens (8th), and Jon Seawards (10th).

Results

Team SBYSF Wins Carrie #6 AND Carries Series Overall!

King Harbor threw some wild conditions at our sailors!  With no racing on Saturday, the race committee was poised to sail hard on Sunday.  With 6 races in the bank, Team SBYSF rider, Ryan Satterberg won the 6th Carrie Series of the 16-17' season!  Shoutout to Jon Seawards (3rd) and Aston Smith (6th).

Additionally, Ryan Satterberg took home the overall Carrie Series win!  Congrats to Ryan on a phenomenal performance.

Results

Team SBYSF Wins Harken #2 @ SFYC

Team SBYSF headed north to San Francisco for the second installment of the Opti Harken Series on April 8-9th.  Hosted by San Francisco YC and sailed on the infamous Berkley Circle, our sailors we're prepared for a great event.

After a long tow to the Circle, our team tuned up in preparation for race 1.  At 1200 noon, sailors were greeted to classic SF conditions with breeze in the high teens and a big ebb tide!  Shifty conditions and large chop made for tough sailing.

Day two started with the current velocity > breeze.  After our tow to the course our Team stayed anchored on the coachboat to avoid float out to the Golden Gate!  After a hour of AP the breeze filled and sailors finished the last four races of the regatta.

At the end of the weekend SBYSF Team Rider Ryan Satterberg displayed superior boatspeed, winning the event with 12 points.  Second place had 24.  Team SBYSF sailors Oliver Stokke place 6th, and Liam Andresen placed 9th.

Results  

Team SBYSF @ Carrie #5

On March 18-19, Team SBYSF hit the road for the Carries Series #5 hosted by Morro Bay YC.  The Big Rock Regatta is a tricky venue with tons of current and shifty breeze.  We also use the event as SBYSF's annual family camp out!  Team members, parents, and coaches pitch their tents and light up the campfires at the local campgrounds.

At the end of the weekend Team SBYSF occupied 4 spots of the top ten!  Ryan Satterberg (2nd), Liam Andresen (4th), Blake Behrens (6th), and Oliver Stokke (9th).

Results

Team SBYSF @ Harken #1

Team SBYSF headed down to California YC on Feb. 25-26th for the first installment of the Harken Opti Series.  The Harken Series is a four event series sailed between Southern California and San Francisco.

After two days of tough racing, SBYSF's Ryan Satterberg took the overall victory!  Oliver Stokke placed 2nd overall, Blake Behrens was 5th and Liam Andresen placed 7th.

SBYSF also took home top honors in the Green Fleet with sailor Carly Keiding!

Results

Team SBYSF Wins Regional Youth J/70 Title!

Coinciding with the San Diego NOOD Regatta, our team consisting of: Lucas Pierce, Ryan Eastwood, Chris Kayda, Payne Donaldson and Kris Ozolins bested two other youth teams to claim the SoCal Regional J/70 Youth Title!  The boys finished an impressive 10th overall in a talented field of boats including multiple world champions.

With their win, Team SBYSF will head to Newport, RI this summer for the J/70 Youth Championship.  Teams from around the country will compete for the chance to be chartered a brand new J/70 for the following year!

Results

Lucas Pierce (2nd/18) and Caden Scheiblauer (7th/18) High School Singlehanded Nationals

October 31, 2016 - Congratulations to Team SBYSF sailor Lucas Pierce for placing 2nd at the High School Singlehanded National Championship! Shout out to Caden Scheiblauer for placing 7th as the only sophomore at the regatta! The boys earned 2/4 qualifying berths from the PCISA district and we’re 2/18 sailors in the country to qualify for the regatta.