Monday, June 3, 2019

Help out a local Portland sailing club

Vancouver Lake Sailing Club has a problem with the lake. It's being invaded with a weed called the Eurasian Milfoil. Estimates are that if left untreated, within 3 years the lake will be unusable for any kind of boating because the weed will take over. They have pulled together local charities and non-profits to raise about 75% of the $175,000 they need to treat the lake with an herbicide that is non-toxic to people, other plants, and aquatic animals. VLSC is holding a fundraiser at the lake this weekend, June 9th, on Sunday at 3:30 (see the attached flyer). There will be food and beverages. Spread the word, stop by if you can, and bring, or send, a donation to help a local fleet. Plus, who knows, maybe you'll get a ride in a Lightning and find out that crewing a dinghy on a lake is way more fun racing that fighting the current of either the Willamette or the Columbia. 



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cascadia Cup Win!!





Dave Raney’s Rage wins the Cascadia Cup

Dave Raney’s Wylie 70 Rage wins the inaugural Cascadia Cup on the way to victory in the 2019 Swiftsure Lightship Classic.  Dave and his determined crew stuck it out in light wind, no wind and counter current conditions to finish the Classic course at 00:10:58 on Monday the 28th.  Dave and his crew are a competitive bunch and were determined to finish for bragging rights and for the Cascadia Cup win.  The Cascadia Cup is a trophy awarded to the yacht with the lowest combined corrected time in the Oregon Offshore and either the Cape Flattery or the Lightship Classic Swiftsure races.  The Cascadia Cup trophy has been donated by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and will be awarded at the 2020 Swiftsure awards ceremony.  Congratulations to Dave and his tough crew of offshore veterans.  It is a great feeling to see Rage as the first winner of this trophy. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019







                        Rumor has it that there is a sailboat race in Victoria

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Cascadia Cup
What is the Cascadia Cup? If you’re racing the Swiftsure you need to know about the Cascadia Cup because competing in the Swiftsure is already half of what you need to win the Trophy!

The Cascadia Cup is a trophy given to the yacht with the lowest combined corrected time in both the Oregon Offshore, The Swiftsure Lightship Classic and the Cape Flattery Races (PHRF NW). Want to win it? Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) of Portland, Oregon, invites you to race for the 2020 title by signing up for the Oregon Offshore, sponsored by Schooner Creek Boat Works, this November at www.oregonoffshore.org. You’ll automatically be entered into the running.  The first winner of this year's trophy will be announced after results are in for the 2019 Swiftsure races.  Trophy presentation will be at the 2020 Swiftsure presentation for 2019 winners.  Hope to see you there- can't wait to find out who won the 2019 Cascadia Cup

So, start your planning now for next year. Make it a clean sweep of the two best and most important yacht races in the Pacific Northwest. Hope to see you on the starting line in Astoria, Oregon, next May.


For more information email: race.captain@cycportland.org, or visit www.oregonoffshore.org.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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