Stanford takes two PCCSC titles
Team earns three top-five finishes on East Coast
Cardinal victorious at John Jackson and St. Mary's Team Race
Relive 2011-2012 seasons for all 35 Stanford sports.
Cardinal Post Two Top-8 National Finishes in Austin
Stanford Sailing (4/14/12)
2011-12: All-PCCSC skipper... part of a conference-first, six league titles during academic year, winning the men's singlehanded title as well as being a part of the team title... sailed at the team national championships in Austin, where the Cardinal finished eighth... also sailed at the national coed championships, where the Cardinal were eighth... at the men's national singlehanded championships in Chicago, finished fourth for the Cardinal paced by seven top-five finishes in 15 races... skippered five events and also sailed singlehanded another four times... at the 83rd running of the Boston Dinghy Cup, he and Tally Buckstaff sailed to a second place showing in the B Division... named the PCCSC Sailor of the Week, twice in the fall, after he and Rebecca King won the B Division of the Captain Hurst Trophy at Dartmouth by 20 points. The Cardinal were second overall... two weeks earlier had won the honor after he and King sailed at the Coast Guard Academy, helping the Cardinal to a tenth place overall finish... finished third by going a combined 21-9 at the St. Mary's College of Maryland team race in March... as part of the three division team at the Navy Coed Regatta, sailed the C Division laser to a second place finish and overall third place showing for the Cardinal in the fall.
2010-11: Skippered nine regattas and posted two wins in the A Division ... an All-PCCSC selection ... a part of Stanford's eighth-place performance in the National Team Championships and the Cardinal's 13th-place finish at the Coed Nationals ... started his collegiate career on a strong note, finishing in the top-three in four of his first five regattas ... won the Freshman Intersectional on Nov. 6 with a season-high three race victories ... placed first again at the PCCSC Spring Coeds after coming in the top-five in all 12 of his races ... never placed higher than 10th in a regatta on the season.
Prior to Stanford: Member of the U.S. Sailing team, competing at the Laser World Championships in Scotland and the Volvo Youth Championships in Turkey in 2010 and in 2009 at the Laser World Championships in Japan and the Laser European Championships in Denmark... in 2010, finished 13th in the world at the 2010 Laser Championships, while also winning the 2010 U.S. Youth Laser Championship... in 2009, won the Orange Bowl International Regatta in the laser and was the North American runner-up at the 2009 Laser Championships... won the U.S. Laser Radial National Championship in 2008... four-year letterman in sailing and captain all four years... team placed 10th at the Mallory National Championships in 2009 and were eighth at the Baker Team Racing Championships in 2007... finished second at the Cressy Singlehanded National Championships in 2008... part of the surfing and windsurfing programs at Lakewood High.
Personal: Son of Eduardo Vargas and Renee Athey... majoring in engineering.