Monday, December 9, 2013
CYC is gearing up for 2014's Oregon Offshore race. We'll have the Notice of Race ready by about the end of the year, downloadable from this site. This is also an official qualifying race for the Vic-Maui Yacht Race.
Stay tuned for more information!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
CYC plans to have shirts ready for sail at the Portland Boat Show, January 8-12. Stay tuned; the Notice of Race will be ready by the end of the year.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Sailing on Sunday! Once again, CYC is hosting the SOS series, with free, informal sailing on the Columbia River between I5 and I205 in Portland. Come out and join us Sundays beginning October 13 at 1300 hours.
You can register here, or volunteer for race committee (and tie for first place for that week) here.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
CYC would like to thank these folks, on behalf of all our racers, for their hard work at the docks in Victoria. We got fantastic feedback about their efforts and the great welcome they gave each boat.
We'd also like to thank Carolyn Martin for her help with fundraising, Kathy Kershner for her help organizing at various race events, and Emily Shea for putting in a ton of effort and putting up with Ryan for three days at the finish line. We can't do it without volunteers like them.
For the rest of the finish line pictures, follow the links from our previous post. You can also still buy 2013 merchandise here.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Over the next 24 hours, we'll watch the boats pile up in Victoria Harbour, and the first fleet is scheduled to start racing at 0900 hours Saturday, May 25. Good luck to all 191 boats!
Track the boats here. More info at 2013.swiftsure.org.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Also, there were a number of requests for long sleeve tech shirts and women sizes. If this appeals to you, leave a comment and given enough interest we'll consider a limited-run of a new Oregon Offshore t-shirt design.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thanks to all our competitors, sponsors, volunteers, Astoria Yacht Club, and Royal Victoria Yacht Club for coming together to make a truly awesome Oregon Offshore come together! I will get more photos up from the race for your viewing pleasure. Thank You!
2013 Oregon Offshore Results by Fleet
2013 Oregon Offshore Overall Results
Monday, May 13, 2013
Final results will be posted soon, but for now, here are finishing orders for each class and the top ten finishers overall:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
During the 0500 hour we had the following boats finish:
Souffle' is still off of Sheringham Point, so hopefully they are motoring towards Victoria.
Thank you to all our 2013 Oregon Offshore Competitors!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
|S/V "Free Bowl of Soup" J 105|
|S/V "Rain Drop" Cascade 36|
Rose Petals finished under motor this morning around 0400 hours.
Riva got stuck outside the Harbour for a while this morning, but finally crossed the finish line around 0600 hours this am.
Rya is approaching the finish and should be finishing in the next 20 minutes.
Panama Red called this morning and said they had to retire from racing and are motoring in after a couple of big knock downs that are worrisome for structural damage.
Looks like most of our boats have made the turn and are working their way down the Strait of Juan de Fuca!
Stay tuned, trophies are still up for grabs in many classes!
Friday, May 10, 2013
And the first to finish in the 2013 Oregon Offshore is... The Norwegian Pearl? Wait, I sure don't remember seeing that entry?!
Just kidding folks! The wind looks pretty light out there this morning and the harbor looks like glass, so time for all of us landlubbers to pray for wind and do our wind dances to appease the wind gods to help get our sailors up the coast!
There just might be a pic of my wind dance coming later. ;)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
We've also posted a link to the US Coast Guard Light List, which includes updated navigational information for the Pacific Northwest.
See you at Swiftsure, Steve!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Location: Astoria Yacht Club - 300 Industry, Suite 201
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 1800 Hours
Remember, every boat must have a representative at the Skippers' Meeting or face disqualification. We look forward to seeing you in Astoria!
Update: Dinner will not be available at the Skippers' Meeting. There will be beer and wine for purchase.
|AYC Clubhouse - They claim to be further along with the remodel now.|
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Last night, we received entries from:
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tonight is the Kickoff Party and the deadline for entry. Since the deadline requires entries to be postmarked by midnight tonight, we may see a few entries trickle in over the next few days. Check back tomorrow to hear about the skippers who are bringing their entries to the Kickoff Party!Photo credits Jan Anderson for Neptune's Car and Dena Kent for Cool Change.
Hello Offshore Racers!
Don't forget...tonight is the 37th Annual Oregon Offshore Kickoff Party! All skippers, crew, and potential 2013 Oregon Offshore sailors are welcome to join the Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland at Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub. Come share the excitement with fellow competitors as we discuss the upcoming race. The Kickoff Party is a great place to chat with veteran skippers about boat prep and logistics, compare notes on proven strategies, and find crew or boats searching for crew.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Photo credits Dena Kent.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Mention their Manager's Special when making a reservation.
It's a nice place within walking distance of the West Basin moorage. The Manager's Special is for one King or two Queen beds, a fireplace, and a Riverfront view for $119 plus tax. Call soon, as the number of rooms is not guaranteed.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We've updated the race packet once again. This will be the final version for this year. Any other changes will be outlined in the Supplemental Race Instructions, which will be posted online and distributed at the Skippers' Meeting on May 8, in Astoria, OR.
If you haven't turned in your entry yet, please be sure you've downloaded the most recent packet with the updated entry and waiver forms. You can download it here.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and remember, all entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 22, or delivered at the Kickoff Party at Kells that evening. That leaves only six more days!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Here are a few details about our progress thus far:
Only 10 more days to get your entry in!
Photo credits Dena Kent.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Steve Rander of Schooner Creek Boat Works kicked off the evening with an informative presentation on how he approaches preparing his yacht for offshore passages. Frank Colistro followed with a race strategy session for Oregon Offshore competitors (much of the content reflects Timm Lessley’s strategy for California Girl, so it’s worth studying!). The event concluded with a cruiser's view of the Salish Sea. Eric Rouzee shared some of his favorite cruising grounds in the region with a picture tour, and these hidden gems will now be a little more popular for it.
Special thanks to Eric Hopper and West Coast Event Productions / Pure Space for providing the venue!
You can download the presentations for boat prep and race strategy here.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
An evening of presentations on what you need to know to safely sail to, and enjoy all, that the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) has to offer. This is information that the seasoned racer, curious cruiser, and armchair sailor can use to put one’s blue water dreams in motion.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
We've heard quite a few rumors of other boats planning to enter. If they're all true, this will prove to be one of the biggest years yet for Oregon Offshore.
Photo credits Kristin Covert.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Meeting a manufacturer's requirements for life raft certification is not sufficient if the certification does not also meet PIYA standards. PIYA requires that life rafts have been certified more recently than May 12, 2011 for this year's race.
We've also changed the contact phone number for the finish line. Please make a note of the new number.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
- Rage, a Wylie 70 owned by Nancy and Steve Rander with a PHRF rating of -69;
- Riva, a J-46 owned by Scott Campbell with a PHRF rating of 45;
- and Bum's Rush, a Cascade 36 owned by Mark McCuddy
Monday, March 11, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
OCSA is subsidizing the cost of this seminar, making the fees very affordable. Registration for the seminar can be found here: Dave Perry Seminar Registration.
US Sailing members also get a discount, so now might be the time to join US Sailing - you will get a copy of the new Racing Rules of Sailing when you join US Sailing.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
There are also two ships heading to Victoria from San Diego. The Westerdam arrives on Thursday at 1700 hours and leaves at 2200 hours. The Zuiderdam arrives on Friday at 1400 hours, leaving at 2300 hours. Many racers will see these ships offshore - some may see them up close, since some of the scheduled departures are at times when racers are likely to be arriving in Victoria (the fast ones anyway).
Saturday will be a busy day at the cruise ship docks, with both ships and Offshore racers arriving. The Oosterdam arrives at 1800 and leaves at 2359, just in time for racers to be finishing.