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.