Friday, April 29, 2016

Columbia Bar Crossing

New to the Oregon Offshore? Never crossed a river bar?

Well, the Columbia River Bar is no joke. Read this:
Bar Hopping - Tips for making a safe bar crossing

Your race committee will soon announce the start time for the race, and will time it so that you can cross the bar (outbound at least) at slack tide. Check back for updates.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's a Family Affair....

We had one in-person entry at the Kick Off party, Monday. Yahtzee, a Grand Soleil 39, skippered by Seattle's Andy Cross, will race in the Cruising Class. This will be Yahtzee's first Oregon Offshore race. For those of you who aren't already following this cruising family, you can follow their family boating adventures via or

Around Portland for Cinco de Mayo?! We hear our friend's Andy and Jill will be hosting a talk about their sailing adventures at Portland Yacht Club.

Monday, April 18, 2016

And Makai makes 25 participants!!

We are pleased to announce our own Jack Coulter, 2016 CYC Portland Treasurer and skipper of Makai, will be racing his very first Oregon Offshore this year! Makai is an Ericson 32-2 and rates 207. Good luck Jack, we are all rooting for ya!

It's just not Offshore with Cool Change!

Welcome back, Cool Change! Long time participant of Oregon Offshore, Frank Noragon will skipper this C&C 38 along with his intrepid crew. Cool Change's PHRF rating is 144. They always get a big ole wave from me as my Uncle, Steve Thompson, is one of the many able bodied crew aboard.

What are we gonna do with all these Cascade 36s?!

Third Cascade 36, Bums Rush, enters the race. Portland based and skippered by Mark McCuddy, Bums Rush is ready to give the others a run for their money! PHRF rating 177