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General Category => U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! => Topic started by: U20 Site Moderator on December 28, 2021, 09:33:46 PM

Title: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: U20 Site Moderator on December 28, 2021, 09:33:46 PM
Hi all,

Save the date for this one as well!  We should have no trouble getting 5 boats on the line for a start this year and hope to see 8-10.  The U20's race on the South Bay out of Coronado Yacht Club.  Flat water, great wind and always fun hanging out with other U20 teams!

You can find pretty affordable lodging around Point Loma, Near the San Diego Yacht Club.  Check out the Sea Harbor Hotel or Best Western Island Palms.

Registration will open shortly!

Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Donna Womble on January 05, 2022, 01:41:40 AM
For this regatta, are boats launched and/or docked at Coronado YC or at SDYC?
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Travis Gregory on January 05, 2022, 01:51:34 AM
Hi Donna, we launch at Coronado and keep the boats there during the race.  There is room to store the trailer at the club.  You could launch at SDYC, but it's much easier to do it at Coronado as the racing for the U20's will be in the South Bay.  There is also a public ramp on Glorieta Bay that may be used. Last time I was there, they had fresh water to rinse, but you needed your own hose and parking is limited at the ramp. We used the ramp to avoid the traffic for the crane on the last day.

This is an awesome event, hope you can make it!
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Donna Womble on January 05, 2022, 01:59:23 AM
Thanks Travis. I am looking forward to it. 

Is there any reason not to also stay in Coronado?
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Travis Gregory on January 06, 2022, 03:30:58 AM
None that I can think of.  It's not a long drive to SDYC to go the party or awards ceremony.  Maybe 20 minutes. 

Coronado is a bit more expensive than some of the other locations. That may be the only downside. 
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Mark Allen on January 25, 2022, 11:46:57 PM
Junta is planning to attend! Already have hotel booked at the hotel formerly known as the vagabond!
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: U20 Site Moderator on January 27, 2022, 05:13:25 PM
Vagabond! New name and recently remodeled.  Still smells the same!   ::)

Registration is now open: 

https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=14801
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Travis Gregory on February 06, 2022, 05:35:26 PM
As of this week we have five registered which constitutes a Start.  This is a great venue, don't miss it!

https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=14801


Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: U20 Site Moderator on March 30, 2022, 05:20:47 PM
Congrats to Mark, Rob and Peter on Junta with the NOOD/PCC win.

Lot's of great coverage about the U20 Fleet return to the NOOD by Sailing World.  Check it out below!

https://www.sailingworld.com/regatta-series/helly-hansen-sailing-world-regatta-san-diego-saturday/

https://www.sailingworld.com/regatta-series/ultimate-20s-return-to-helly-hansen-regatta-san-diego/
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Mike Josselyn on March 31, 2022, 11:39:17 PM
The Chamber of Commerce would have been happy with the conditions for the PCCs--sunny warm temperatures, winds 8-10, and plenty of boats on the water.  The Sailing World 2022 Regatta series was a great experience for the U20 owners and crew that came from the Bay Area, Utah, Monterey, and San Diego.  Though only five boats were on the line, the racing was very competitive with each team getting at least one bullet during the 10 race regatta.  Wind shifts played a big part in the tactics but plain old upwind speed and downwind soaking was the secret to most of the racing. Mark Allan brought in his old crew from Utah and the Junta team collected the most bullets and the overall win for the Championship--but he also won the gratitude of the entire regatta fleet as Anchor Steam Beers were a sponsor and free beer was available at the conclusion of each day.  Local boy, Bill Mendel and his crew on Fast Lane was consistently fast for second and Donna Womble on Peabody found the left side of the course favored to get third.  The boats were not without their problems with spinnaker lines tweaked or stuck instead the mast, tiller extensions broken, and last minute crew changes but everyone survived to enjoy the hospitality and fun in San Diego.  Next year, we hope that other U20 owners will attend at one of the best venues for sailing on the West Coast.
Title: Re: 2022 Pacific Coast Championship at the San Diego NOOD March 25-27th
Post by: Travis Gregory on April 02, 2022, 04:14:10 PM
Thanks for the great write up Mike.  I am excited that you mentioned next year!  Doug Jackson, new U20 Owner who crewed for Bill Mendell had a great time and was talking San Diego next year as well.     

Maybe we need to get Mark, Peter and Rob to do a webinar on hitting shifts. They sure did a good job of sailing consistently. 

The Coronado Road's course definitely is U20 heaven with relatively flat water and perfect wind.  Love to do it again next year!