29er Worlds Wrap Up

July 30, 2016       Medemblik, Netherlands

After a fast and promising performance in the qualification rounds where SoCal 29er Team Quinn Wilson and Riley Gibbs placed third and qualified for the championship Gold Fleet, things did not go well in the finals.  Riley Gibbs checked in with your SCSN Editor and reported that basically the wheels came off in shifty, challenging conditions.  Wilson/Gibb’s did have a good last day though, breaking into the top 20 (19th) out of a fleet of over 200 teams.

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Photo Credit Matías Capizzano

 

 

2016 Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race

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July 29-30, 2016

This popular 81 mile race from Santa Barbara, out around Anacapa Island and finishing in King Harbor was well attended again.  The conditions were perfect for a quick, fun ride down the track.

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Long Beach Wilson High School in the News

From ESPN:

How a California high school keeps cranking out Olympians

Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, has sent at least one athlete to every Summer Olympics since 1952. Courtesy Long Beach 908 Magazine
Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, has sent at least one athlete to every Summer Olympics since 1952. Courtesy Long Beach 908 Magazine

Dan Arritt, Special to ESPN.com                                   July 29,2016

When you spend your childhood just a five-minute drive from an aquatics complex as famed and friendly as Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, California, chances are you strapped on swim goggles even before you slid on your first backpack.

That’s how Maureen O’Toole grew up, churning through the water on a near-daily basis, first as an age-group swimmer in this seaside city, and later as the greatest women’s water polo player in the world.

It’s a childhood many have experienced on the southeast side of this global maritime hub, a way of life that’s catapulted some — like O’Toole — all the way to the Olympics.

Woodrow Wilson Classical High School has been the biggest beneficiary of the lifestyle that comes with a proximity to the diverse waterways of Long Beach, and Belmont Plaza in particular. The indoor pool there was the site of the 1968 and 1976 Olympic swimming and diving trials and numerous other high-profile meets before it was demolished in late 2014 due to earthquake retrofit deficiencies.

Pat McCormick, center, poses with the other medalists after she won gold in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1952 Olympics. McCormick was the first Olympian from Wilson. AP Photo
Pat McCormick, center, poses with the other medalists after she won gold in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1952 Olympics. McCormick was the first Olympian from Wilson. AP Photo

Stunningly, Wilson has placed at least one alumnus in every Summer Olympics since 1952 (save for 1980, when the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Games). Of the school’s 29 Olympians in that span, 16 were swimmers, divers or water polo players. Tony Azevedo stretched Wilson’s consecutive Games streak to 16 this summer by qualifying for his fifth straight Olympic men’s water polo team.

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2016 Jessica Uniack Beach to Bay Race

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This very popular annual event draws well over 150 junior sailors to race in various classes on a course that starts near the Queen Mary and finishes a few miles later off of the Long Beach Yacht Club.

Team Leeway
Team Leeway

 

29er World Championship Day 1

July 25, 2016 – Medemblik, Netherlands

SoCal’s Quinn Wilson and Riley Gibbs are sailing in this event where there are 228 teams competing for the world championship.  After the first three races today they are in tenth place, winning the second race.

29er Day 1

COMPLETE RESULTS

 

Quinn Wilson (l), Riley Gibbs (r)
Quinn Wilson (l), Riley Gibbs (r)

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