UCSB Sailing Team

The UCSB Sailing Team is one of the premier sailing programs in the Pacific Coast Conference. They compete October-June across the country

The UCSB Sailing Team is a student run club with about 40 active members. Any undergraduate student at UCSB is welcome to try out for the team. Varsity practices are held from 2:30 to 5:30 at the Santa Barbara Harbor throughout the school year. JV team practices on Friday 2:30 to 5:30, and Sailing Club Saturdays is from noon-3pm (a learn to sail program). Team meetings are held on campus on Monday nights from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 04/22/2024

PCCSC Women’s Fleet Race Championship two weeks back👏

Congratulations to these 4 ladies for a wonderful Sunday full of travel and sailing!! ⛵️

And a big thank you to for doing such a wonderful job hosting the event for their first time!! 👏



Our gaucho sailors had an awesome weekend up in Stanford for the Carter Ford Open PCCSC!!

With 63 races sailed and 5-15 knots throughout the weekend, we ended up having a great weekend of sailing, despite the rain!

Our gauchos finished with a 🥈!! 👏

Thank you for hosting this event!! We look forward to racing with everyone soon!! OLÉ!!

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 04/11/2024

Tomorrow is UCSB Give Day!!🤗
This event supports various campus organizations, and it’s a day when alumni, friends, and supporters come together to make a difference. Tomorrow, as part of Give Day, members of the UCSB community are encouraged to contribute to the sailing team and help ensure its continued success. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a significant impact in sustaining the team’s operations and providing opportunities for our aspiring sailors!

If you’re interested in donating to the team, check out our link in bio!! 🫶


Our gauchos sailed a great team race event up at Stanford this past weekend!

We placed 2nd 🥈against five other teams in 3 round robins. Conditions were stormy ☔️ but the good breeze allowed for a full weekend of sailing!

Thank you for hosting this awesome regatta! 👏🫶

We wish everyone luck as we head into finals week, and we are so excited for a spring quarter full of being out on the water! ⛵️ 🌊

Great job gauchos, OLÉ!

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 03/04/2024

2024 UCSD Jeff Simon!

Our women’s team finished with a 🥉
The team placed 11/29 in Jeff Simon Open!

Thank you for hosting this incredible event! Our gauchos had an amazing time on the water with some wind and sun! ☀️

We hope to see everyone soon, OLÉ!

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 02/03/2024

Our gauchos had an amazing time at UCSD this past weekend for the Jeff Simons regatta!! The weather surprised us, no rain and we were gifted with some wind!!

Our women’s divison finished with a 🥉 and the team placed 11/29 for the Jeff Simons Open!

Great job gauchos, and thank you to for hosting us for such a big event!🫶🫶

We hope to see everyone on the water soon, OLÉ!

📸 Milan Kovacevic from

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 11/28/2023

Hey sailing enthusiasts and UCSB supporters! Today is national Giving Tuesday, and as proud gauchos, we know the importance of teamwork, dedication, and our love for the ocean! Our team has been working to raise funds, and now, we would love your support to keep our team going strong!

How you can donate on this Giving Tuesday:
1️⃣ Visit the link in our bio to make a donation (big or small, every bit counts!💙)
2️⃣Share this post with your friends, family, and fellow sea explorers!
3️⃣Join us in celebrating our incredible team by tagging and using the hashtag ⛵️

Your contributions will go a long way in helping us purchase equipment, cover travel expenses to regattas, and to support our dedicated athletes!

Thank you all for continuously supporting our team and for making a difference in the lives of our student-athletes! 💙


Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 11/21/2023

FIRST COLLEGE REGATTA DUB 💪 sailed sooooooo fast

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 11/20/2023

Our varsity sailing gauchos competed in the Fall Pacific Coast Championship this weekend! Rain was in our forecast, but ended up holding off until the last day of racing. We had best case scenario weather a great breeze that allowed us a full weekend of racing!

The team split into a JV and a Varsity course, and our gauchos finished on the podium!

JV Team: 🥇 and 🥉
Varsity Team: 🥉

Thank you so much to all the teams who came out to sail, we hope everyone had a fabulous weekend of sailing!
We hope to see everyone soon!


Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 11/17/2023

Hellooooo all sailing lovers!! The UCSB Sailing Team has an active donations website and we have 2 weeks left to reach our gaucho boost goal!!

Donations are crucial in order for the team to sustain and enhance the experience of our hard-working student athletes. Your contributions go toward a range of our essential needs: equipment upgrades, maintenance, competitions, coaching, and more! Donations allows our athletes to have the full experience of the great things the UCSB Sailing Team has to offer!

If you are interested in donating, please click the link in our bio and you will see our “Donations” link!

Thank you all for your continuous support!! We hope everyone is having a great semester so far!


Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 10/30/2023

Our gauchos had a great time at Top 9 Invitational and Womens PCCS at Stanford this weekend!! Although the wind wasn’t how we would’ve hoped it had been, we still got a day of racing in!

At the end of the weekend, our gauchos scored🥈in Top 9 Invite and 4th for Womens PCCS!👏

Thank you to once again for hosting!!

We will see everyone on the water soon!!

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 10/25/2023


Pull out your calendars, we have an alumni regatta to attend!!

November 4, the UCSB sailing team will be holding our largest fundraiser of the year, the gaucho alumni regatta!!

Registration for the regatta closes October 30th, use the link in our bio to sign up now!!

If you would like to donate, the link is also in our bio. Donating allows our team to keep our gear and training to the best it can be, we greatly appreciate any donations🙂

Excited to see all you sailing alumni out on the water!! 😎

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 10/23/2023

Always a smile when you’re out on the water😁


Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 10/23/2023

ANNDDD another regatta!!

Our gauchos competed in the UCSD Open this weekend(Oct 21-22) and they had a sweeeet time! Good work gauchos!



Mark your calendars and buckle up gauchos-we have regattas to attend!


Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 06/05/2023

UCSB Sailing at College Nationals😎

Thank you to all of our supporters for a fantastic season.

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 05/05/2023

Save the date‼️

The UCSB Alumni Regatta will be held on November 4th

We look forward to seeing all our fantastic alumni next fall for some competitive and fun racing.

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 05/04/2023

Exciting news, the UCSB Women’s Sailing Team has qualified for Nationals‼️

However, these amazing women need your support to help them get there and compete. We have started a GoFundMe and are asking you to please donate in support of them. All donations are greatly appreciated and everything helps, so please donate and go GAUCHOS🔥

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 04/28/2023

Hello friends of UCSB Sailing

As the team gets ready for nationals we need your generous support to help us get there. Every dollar counts and is greatly appreciated so please donate and support your Gauchos on their way to the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Click the link bellow to access the Gofundme.


Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 04/26/2023

We are excited to announce that 4 of our UCSB sailors got all-conference honors this past weekend

Ted McDonough and Chris Kayda were awarded all-conference skipper

Joshua Pelletier was awarded all-conference crew

David Alexander was awarded the all-conference student leadership award

Shout out to these sailors for their hard work all year long‼️


Happy UCSB Give Day! 💛💙
To all our team alumni and Gaucho family that cheer us on in our sailing endeavours, we’re asking for your support today! For the next 36 hours, click the link in our bio or on our story to donate to the sailing team. All donations will be put towards boat and dock maintenance and travel costs for Nationals at Kings Point this year!


ANDDD a recap of last weekend! Top Nine Invite (Feb 18&19) was a fantastic weekend for the Gauchos. The coed team ended won the event 🎊🙌🏼and the women’s team came in 🥉on both days. Conditions were light throughout the weekend with some postponement. Good work!

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 02/28/2023

UCSB made the trek to Stanford for the second weekend in a row! McIntyre Team Race resulted in a 4th place for the gauchos 🙌🏼Conditions were light on day 1 and picked up slightly on day 2.


The Gauchos started off their year strong at the Rose Bowl this past weekend! The team finished 🥉overall. Can’t wait to see what the new year has in store🙌🏼


Great weekend for ucsb at PCCs! Ucsb took a 🥈 overall, 8th by the women’s team, and a 🥈in JV!

Fantastic end to the fall season. Love to see it!


Jon Bell (Class of 2006) wants to know why haven’t you given to the UCSB Sailing Team Fall Fundraising Campaign yet?!?

Okay, okay, that’s not what he was saying, and honestly we have nothing but gratitude in our hearts right now for all those who stepped up to meet the matching challenge set for the by Sam Reynolds and Remy Margerum, and got us well past our goal of $7600!!! 🥳

That being said, there’s still 12 hours left in our campaign and if you were waiting until the last minute to support your favorite gauchos, wait no longer! Give now at https://gauchoboost.ucsb.edu/project/34224.

Thank you so much everyone, teams of past and present coming together to keep the gaucho legacy going! LET’S GO GAUCHOS!!! ¡¡¡OLÉ!!!

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 11/08/2022

Remembering a great UCSB North-South Alumni Regatta that brought alumni from the 1980’s through 2022 together to celebrate Gaucho Legacy! 🥳

Don’t forget we have just 3 days left to help the current team in their Fall Fundraising Campaign. You can give now at https://gauchoboost.ucsb.edu. We’re almost there!

Thank you so much to those who have already given! we see you!!! 🥰

Photos from UCSB Sailing Team's post 11/07/2022

Over 50 sailors came out for the 2022 UCSB North-South Alumni Regatta which included a Melges 24 fleet for the first time ever and was a raging success! Thank you so much to for the hard work in organizing.

Gaucho tradition is 💪. If you didn’t make it this year, plan on next year because it’s only getting better!

The team also had an incredible matching challenge of $2000 made by Sam Reynolds (class of 2021) and Remy Margerum (class of 2017). If we can match them, we’ll exceed our Fall fundraising goal! Thank you to those who have given already. We are so incredibly grateful. If you can help out, the link to give is in our bio or copy this -> https://gauchoboost.ucsb.edu/project/34224

Amazing to see all of you again. We love you all! 🥰. LET’S GO GAUCHOS! ¡¡¡OLÉ!!!


Today’s the day! North-South Alumni Regatta has arrived and we’re so excited to see so many of you. For those that can’t be here, we’ll be thinking of you and you will be with us in spirits.

Even if you can’t join today, show your support for the program via the team’s Gaucho Boost - https://gauchoboost.ucsb.edu/project/34224/wall

Over 40 participants today! Let’s go gauchos!!! 👏👏👏

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