Saturday, January 24, 2015

First 2015 Entry on the Books!

The first entry for this year's race came in this week... It's from none other than CYC's Wy'East, skippered by Frank Colistro of Portland, OR. This boat's a Cascade 36 with a PHRF rating of 156. Wy'East holds the record for the most years completing the Oregon Offshore, 20 years so far!


We're told there are at least a couple other entries in the mail, so check back soon for updates.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Race Packet is Ready for Download!

Hello racers!

We have posted the Race Packet (with Notice of Race, Entry Form, Skipper Waiver, and Crew List) and Safety Equipment Requirements for the 2015 Oregon Offshore!

Send your entries in early to encourage participation. And email us at oregonoffshore@cycportland.org if you have any questions.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Safety at Sea - Registration is open for the Portland seminar!

Happy New Year!

Registration is now open for the March 14 Safety at Sea seminar in Portland. Oregon Offshore racers may register now, and the registration will open for the rest of the sailing community next week. Spaces may be limited, so don't delay your registration!

The class is for a one-day Safety at Sea seminar, which will qualify you for the Oregon Offshore's requirement (two crew per boat, or 30% of each boat's crew, whichever is greater). The venue will be in Portland, but exact location and time for the seminar should be announced in a couple weeks.

NOTE: Vic Maui, Pacific Cup, Van Isle 360 or other international offshore races will require a two-day course.

To register for the seminar in Portland on March, click here.

If you encounter any problems, please contact Nicole Sirois.

Additionally, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has added one more seminar, which is offered by Sail Canada and is an ISAF-approved two-day course. The dates will be Sunday and Monday, March 1-2, and you can find more information here. Advance registration for this class is available for 2015 Oregon Offshore and Van Isle 360 racers here. The other seminars offered by Sail Canada at WVYC are now full, so register early for this last two-day seminar before the Oregon Offshore in May 2015! General registration will open January 26.

We hope you can find a class that works for you!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

One more weekend (so far!) for BC Sailing Safety at Sea

BC Sailing has scheduled another Safety at Sea class for early 2015 at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. The dates are Sunday-Monday January 11-12.

This course is Sail Canada – ISAF Approved. As a preference to events that have Safety at Sea training requirements, advance registration is available now to crews of boats that are sailing in the 2015 Oregon Offshore and 2015 Van Isle 360 races.

The January 9-10 class is now full.

The links for advance registration for the others are:
January 11-12 class
February 27-28 class

General registration for these classes will open to the public on Wednesday December 17. Additional class dates may be added, if demand warrants.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful for Safety at Sea Class Opportunities

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for Safety at Sea class options! Specifically, we just learned that BC Sailing has scheduled two Sail Canada / ISAF Approved Safety at Sea classes for early 2015 at the West Vancouver Yacht Club.

The dates are Friday-Saturday, January 9-10, 2015 and Friday-Saturday, February 27-28, 2015. These classes are two days each, and are Sail Canada / ISAF Approved. As a preference to events that have Safety at Sea training requirements, advance registration is available now to crews of boats that are sailing in the 2015 Oregon Offshore and 2015 Van Isle 360 races.

Click one of the following links for advance registration:
January 9-10 class
February 27-28 class

General registration for these classes will open to the public on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Additional classes may be available if demand warrants.

Thanks so much to BC Sailing for the information and the priority registration!