Monday, February 19, 2018

Entry: Souffle, Cal 34

Well well well, the Cruising Class is officially on the board. There are a few things that make us look forward to each year's race. Phil Lewis' Cal 34, Souffle, is one of them. Rarely do you find a boat with a well stocked bar and library on board racing up the coast of Washington. They may not get to Victoria first, but they'll get there in style.

Safety At Sea Seminars

Still need to obtain your Safety At Sea certification? The Bainbridge Island course is full. Check out the US Sailing site to find out which courses are still available.

SER 4.3.1

At least 30% of those aboard the boat, but not fewer than two members of the crew, unless racing single-handed, including the person in charge, shall have attended a one-day or two-day Safety at Sea Seminar within the last 5 years, or other courses as accepted by their National Authority.

Don't get caught without it!

Oregon Offshore start 2014

Entry: Rage, Wylie 70

It wouldn't be the same without the Wylie on the scene! Pittsburg based skipper David Raney is set to race Rage, Wylie 70, yet again. This year's Rage crew will include a mix of veteran Rage sailors from Portland, Seattle, Victoria, and San Francisco Bay. The Oregon Offshore is a favorite race for the Rage team and this year will also be a great tune up for Pacific Cup as well. PHRF -63

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Entry: Velocity, J/42

He's back for more punishment! Hood River based skipper, Tom Keffer, and his Velocity crew will be racing hard aboard his J/42 in the A2 class again this year. These guys know how to work the coast and straits (not to mention they are usually up for some post race shenanignas, too)! PHRF rating 72

PS Keep a lookout for a special breakdown of last year's race onboard Velocity from Dan Tedrow.

Entry: Image, Catalina 38

Love it when we get new boats! Although Seattle's Marc Klimaschewski crewed in last year's race, he is coming back this year as skipper of Image, a Catalina 38. He and his experienced crew are no strangers to racing in the Pacific Northwest with numerous Swiftsures and Van Isle 360s under their belts. They plan to participate in Swiftsure this year as well. Going to be a great addition! With both ORC and PHRF ratings, we will wait to see which class they will ultimately race.

2016 TYC Winter Vashon race