Monday, June 30, 2014

Two big Pacific Ocean races happening in the next few weeks

The Pac-Cup Singlehanders started racing today, and the rest will start in a few days. Also starting this week is the Vic-Maui! Both races have multiple boats racing who have participated recently in the Oregon Offshore race.

To download the Pac-Cup tracker, go to this site. Two of this year's Offshore participants will be racing Santa Cruz 27s double-handed (Kaos and Blade Runner-this year's PHRF First Overall). We'll also be tracking California Girl and Free Bowl of Soup, and we think you should, too.

You can track Turnagain, Kinetic, Passepartout, and Avalon in the Vic-Maui race here.

Godspeed, friends!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sail "Bridge to Bridge" the Original Course of the first Oregon Offshore races....Astoria to Newport on August 15th

Just Can't Get Enough?!?
Of racing sailboats offshore in Oregon I mean?
Well, here is your chance to do it again, to the south this time!

WHO: Yaquina Bay Yacht Club in Newport, Oregon
WHAT: The Bridge to Bridge Race
WHEN: August 15 - 17, 2014
WHERE: Astoria to Newport, Oregon (app. 100 nm)
WHY: Here is your chance to sail the original route of the first Oregon Offshore races! Race south from Astoria to Newport Oregon through 100 miles of sunshine, blue skies and the most beautiful coastline on the West Coast. Racers will travel from the mouth of the Columbia to the mouth of the Yaquina in Newport, Oregon. The race is handicapped at just under 100 miles and is usually a starlit overnight race. The elapsed time record is held by Dave French's Olson 30 “Grins” at 10 hours and 45 minutes! This Northwest version of the Ensenada Race is a PIYA Category 1 offshore race. Plan a stay in Newport and explore the fabulous central Oregon coast, or get together with your fellow competitors and race back to Astoria.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Want Some Hot Koko? Check Out This Crazy Death Roll Video!

This is amazing onboard video from 2nd in Class, 3rd Overall 2014 CYC Oregon Offshore winner Kokopelli, a Santa Cruz 27 skippered by Eric Collins of Portland.

Want to know how crazy this race was at times? Check out the section starting at 2:10.......thanks to Eric, Keith, Ryan & Cathy of Kokopelli for this rare video of a high speed "round down" wipe out and recovery. Sometimes, when you get knocked down, you just have to get right back up again... Koko finished 2nd in the Santa Cruz 27 class and 3rd place in PHRF Overall in this year's 38th Annual CYC Oregon Offshore sailing race. Great job!

At 4:10 in the video, with the kite hopelessly knotted around the headstay, our own Cathy Meyer of CYC bravely goes up the mast for a little "maintenance" ... that's amazing courage... You gotta watch this:

Wild Ride! Oregon Offshore 2014 on Kokopelli from Cathy Meyer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

J Boat News Highlights Winners in 2014 Oregon Offshore

Here's the link:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Another cool video... this one from Panama Red

We've received an awesome new video of the 2014 Oregon Offshore race aboard Panama Red! Check it out:

Oregon Offshore Race - Bag delivery to Sitka Shop Victoria from Truce Designs on Vimeo.