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College Life on the Water

One great thing about college and college sailing is time on the water during the school year. Once out of college it’s much harder to find the time.

Cal and Stanford squared off in light breeze at the annual Big Sail on Tuesday. 

© 2017 Chris Ray

The annual Big Sail between Cal Berkeley and Stanford is held a Tuesday when both students and alumni get out of ‘school’ to race on San Francisco Bay aboard St. Francis Yacht Club’s J/22s. Yesterday’s light-air match-up between Cal and Stanford found Stanford on top in three out of four divisions

While the sailors battled it out on the water the bands battled it out on the race deck. 

© Chris Ray

Meanwhile, this past weekend in Santa Barbara, the Stanford varsity sailing team continued its winning ways by coming out on top in the collegiate Pacific Coast Conference Championships, beating the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos by just one point. Stanford finished fifth out of ten at the collegiate match-racing championships in Charleston, SC, also last weekend.

The Stanford sailing team is all smiles after winning the PCCs. Sailing is a nice way to spend your college weekends.

© 2017 Stanford Sailing

Hate to say it, but the semester is ending soon and it’s probably time to hit the books.

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François Gabart’s team posted this graphic on social media. The team’s Twitter feed included a handful of congratulatory posts yesterday before the number finally settled out at an astounding 851 miles sailed in 24 hours.
We first started watching the Volvo Ocean Race in 1997/98. It was the last year it was called the Whitbread, and Bay Area sailor Paul Cayard — along with John Kostecki, Mark Rudiger and Kimo Worthington — would go on to win the ‘regatta’ on board the Swedish-flagged EF Language.