Video Highlights (2011)

Here are some videos from this year's Semana Nautica Sports Festival... If you have any video highlights from Semana Nautica that you would like posted on our site, please submit a link via our … [Read more...]

Smith, Eacret fight through current, kelp to win Semana Nautica 6-mile swim

If swimming six miles in the ocean isn’t challenging enough, the competitors who took part in the annual Semana Nautica event also had to deal with a strong current and heavy kelp in their journey … [Read more...]

O’Siadhail, Roy win in Semana Nautica biathlon debuts

Not even a wrong lef turn could keep Irishman Donncha O’Siadhail from winning the Semana Nautica 5-mile biathlon on Saturday. O’Siadhail was so dominant in the 1-mile swim of the race that he had … [Read more...]

Clark preps for his specialty at Reef and Run duathalon

Jon Clark tuned up to defend his Semana Nautica Biathlon title this weekend by winning Tuesday night’s Santa Barbara Reef and Run Series duathalon at East Beach. Tuesday's event was part of the … [Read more...]

UCLA distance coach takes first in Semana Nautica 15k

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com In a battle between coach and athlete, the coach prevailed in the 57th annual 4th of July Semana Nautica 15-kilometer road race on Monday. Forest Braden, the … [Read more...]

Mullen & Henzell 1-Mile Ocean Swim Recap

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com After a career of competing around the world, swimmer Mark Warkentin has become a homebody. That doesn’t bode well for competitors who aim to win events like … [Read more...]

Mullen & Henzell 3-Mile Ocean Swim Recap & Results

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com About the only thing missing at East Beach on Sunday morning was the chant, “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.” Australians Max Halson and Luane Rowe took the … [Read more...]

McGuire-Dykstra dominate, win Santa Barbara Open title

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Andy McGuire, the senior libero on UCSB’s national runner-up men’s volleyball team, returned to Santa Barbara and brought some Gaucho magic with him. McGuire … [Read more...]

2011 CBVA Women’s Open Volleyball

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Kathrin Winkler and Tarin Keith, a pair of triple-A players, won their second California Beach Volleyball Association tournament title on Saturday, beating … [Read more...]

2011 Festival Overview

By Barry Punzal, PresidioSports.com Swimming, running, beach volleyball, softball and tennis — sports many Santa Barbarans love to do — will take center stage for the next two weekends as part of … [Read more...]