Thursday, March 22, 2018

Entry: Aja, Ericson 35 Mk II

Congratulations are in order for Gearhart, OR, based skipper Rich Elstrom. This will be Rich's tenth Oregon Offshore Race! He will campaign Aja, his Ericson 35 Mk II. Aja participates in most Astoria area race series and has raced Bridge To Bridge a number of times as well (a race many of us would like to see resurrected). Aja has a PHRF handicap of 153 and will most likely race in the PHRF C class. Welcome back Rich and crew. We're hoping for best out of ten this year!

photo credit Kristin Covert 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Entry: Cantata, Ericson 38

Each year we hope to see familiar faces along with the newbies and this year we are excited to welcome back Astoria based AYC/CYC Portland members Tom Brownson and Liz Bartell yet again. Cantata, an Ericson 38,  has been a long time supporter/participant of OOR and Tom has been particularly helpful in allowing us use of the Astoria Yacht Club for skipper check-ins. After missing last year's race at the last minute due to illness, we are sure Tom et al are ready to get back out there and show us what they're working with! Hats off to Cantata and crew!

PHRF 147

Friday, March 16, 2018

Entry: Fortuna, C&C 115

First time participants just keep rollin' in! That's what we like to see. Happy to announce skipper, David De Lanoy, has entered Fortuna, a C&C 115. Fortuna and her Seattle based crew have been active in the racing scene and the Oregon Offshore is considered their key event. One of the many wins she boasts is a First in her division for the 2013 Swiftsure Cape Flattery race. Perhaps she'll sail away with another award on board?!


Entry: Taku, J/30

Yet another new participant! Hailing from Bellingham, WA, skipper Theo Singelis and crew will race Taku, his J/30. Over that past five years, they have been participating in the Pacific Northwest's longer races which include Swiftsure, Southern Straights, Race to the Straights and Round the County. Some of their best results have been Second in class in last year's Swiftsure Juan de Fuca race which they will be participating in again this year. With a handicap rating of 141, Taku will be racing in the PHRF B fleet. Welcome! We are honored to be added to such a stellar list of races.

Round the County race

Friday, March 9, 2018

A harrowing tale from Velocity crew member Dan Tedrow

It was 2017 and Dan Tedrow was crewing for Tom Keffer's J/42, Velocity. Join him on his harrowing journey of spewing chunks and sailing through squalls.... an all too familiar journey for those who have participated in Oregon Offshore!

Velocity heading into Victoria Harbor for the final stretch