Tuesday, May 22 , 2018, 6:00 pm | Partly Cloudy 65º

 
 
 
 

Dos Pueblos Youth Sailing Team Places 5th in State, Earns Berth at Nationals

Keen strategy, a positive attitude and brute determination led to victory on April 20 for the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation Dos Pueblos High School team.

They placed fifth in a field of 22 teams competing at the Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association’s tate championship held off Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

The hard-fought win qualified the team for the ISSA High School Double-Handed Championship for the Mallory Trophy, high school sailing’s most coveted prize. The event takes place in Chicago on May 11-12.

The DPHS team will be represented by sophomore Caroline Gay, junior Matthew Long, senior Stephen Long and junior Niles Sterner.

“DPHS sailors pulled off a tremendous accomplishment, upsetting some of Southern California’s best teams,” SBYSF head coach Willie McBride said. “While the team was represented at PCISA by only two skippers and their crew, they overcame obstacles and persevered. They sailed with intelligence and a great deal of heart, representing the goals and values of our sailing organization.

“The last time a Santa Barbara area team went to nationals was in 2002. On behalf of the entire high school race team, I congratulate them for a job well-done.”

The Santa Barbara Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1968 by members of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club to meet the need for a youth sailing program in our community. The purpose of the Santa Barbara Youth Foundation is to develop in young people, through the sport of sailing, attributes of self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship, together with a constant awareness of the requirements of safety.

— Sarah Ettman-Sterner is a parent volunteer for the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation Dos Pueblos High School team.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Supporter

Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >