Thank you all for your feedback regarding next year's race and safety requirements. We have received some requests recently to know what the dates will be for the 2015 race. CYC has not confirmed the dates yet, but plans to post that information on this site in November or December.
As for the Safety at Sea requirement, we have still not finalized the requirement, but it will be similar to PIYA's recommended wording. We have confirmed we will be accepting certificates approved by BC Sailing, Sail Canada, the UK's Royal Yachting Association, and other national or international authorities comparable to US Sailing.
It is our understanding that Portland's OCSA is working to bring a one-day Safety at Sea class to Portland, OR in the spring, but nothing has been confirmed so far. If they are able to pull it together, it should be US Sailing certified and then would be enough to qualify for the Oregon Offshore in 2015. For those of you who would like a certification that you can use for other longer races, like the Vic-Maui or Pacific Cup, you may need a two-day certification, and would likely have to sit for a longer class separately. Something to chew on...
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