Monday, February 19, 2018

Entry: Souffle, Cal 34

Well well well, the Cruising Class is officially on the board. There are a few things that make us look forward to each year's race. Phil Lewis' Cal 34, Souffle, is one of them. Rarely do you find a boat with a well stocked bar and library on board racing up the coast of Washington. They may not get to Victoria first, but they'll get there in style.

Safety At Sea Seminars

Still need to obtain your Safety At Sea certification? The Bainbridge Island course is full. Check out the US Sailing site to find out which courses are still available.

SER 4.3.1

At least 30% of those aboard the boat, but not fewer than two members of the crew, unless racing single-handed, including the person in charge, shall have attended a one-day or two-day Safety at Sea Seminar within the last 5 years, or other courses as accepted by their National Authority.

Don't get caught without it!

Oregon Offshore start 2014

Entry: Rage, Wylie 70

It wouldn't be the same without the Wylie on the scene! Pittsburg based skipper David Raney is set to race Rage, Wylie 70, yet again. This year's Rage crew will include a mix of veteran Rage sailors from Portland, Seattle, Victoria, and San Francisco Bay. The Oregon Offshore is a favorite race for the Rage team and this year will also be a great tune up for Pacific Cup as well. PHRF -63

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Entry: Velocity, J/42

He's back for more punishment! Hood River based skipper, Tom Keffer, and his Velocity crew will be racing hard aboard his J/42 in the A2 class again this year. These guys know how to work the coast and straits (not to mention they are usually up for some post race shenanignas, too)! PHRF rating 72

PS Keep a lookout for a special breakdown of last year's race onboard Velocity from Dan Tedrow.

Entry: Image, Catalina 38

Love it when we get new boats! Although Seattle's Marc Klimaschewski crewed in last year's race, he is coming back this year as skipper of Image, a Catalina 38. He and his experienced crew are no strangers to racing in the Pacific Northwest with numerous Swiftsures and Van Isle 360s under their belts. They plan to participate in Swiftsure this year as well. Going to be a great addition! With both ORC and PHRF ratings, we will wait to see which class they will ultimately race.

2016 TYC Winter Vashon race

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2018 shirt logo designed by Eric Rouzee of Rouzee & Co

We would like to give a special Thank You to our CYC Trustee and talented graphic designer, Eric Rouzee. Eric designed his twelfth Oregon Offshore shirt this year featuring Riva, a Portland based J/46, racing past Race Rocks. Riva is owned and skippered by Scott Campbell.
Original photo credit: Sean Trew

Nice work Eric! Thank you 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Second Entry: Turnagain, Beneteau Oceanis 50

Our second official entrant, Turnagain, is a Beneteau Oceanis 50 hailing from Vancouver, BC, skippered by Travis McGregor. Welcome back for your fifth Oregon Offshore race! Turnagain will also be competing in this year's Swiftsure Cape Flattery race and the Vic-Maui race (again!). Good luck to ya!

Turnagain's PHRF rating is 99.

First Official Entry! Abstract J/105, Portland, OR

We always welcome our first entrant, especially when they are from our hometown! This will be Abstract’s second Oregon Offshore.  After a action packed year of one design racing throughout the PNW, skipper, Doug Pihlaja, plans to compete in this year’s Swiftsure and the 2019 Pacific Cup in the Double-hand division. Glad to have Portland based skipper, Doug Pihlaja, and crew join us!


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Offshore presentation January 25th CYC Seattle clubhouse

Please join us this Thursday, January 25th at the CYC Seattle clubhouse starting at 6pm. After dinner, our Commodore Craig Garrison, Vice Commodore/Offshore Chair Denny Damore, Rear Commodore Jenn Thompson, and present Membership Chair/past Commodore Alex Reed along with Seattle's Alex Krawarik will be giving an educational  presentation about the race. Will hold a Q & A session after the presentation. Please join us!

RSVP encouraged 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Registration now open

Registration is officially open today. 

This year we are accepting electronic entries via Regatta Network. Click here to sign up. Race related information will be available on both this site and the RN event page.

Questions? contact Dennis Damore 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Attention! Attention! Calling All Offshore Racing Sailors!

logo art: Eric Rouzee
It's time again to get ready to race up the Washington Coast towards beautiful Victoria, British Columbia!

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Oregon is proud to announce the 42nd Annual Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race, to be held May 10th-13th, 2018.

The annual race, a mainstay for Northwest sailors, begins each year outside the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon and finishes in the picturesque harbor of Victoria, British Columbia.

Race registration will open on January 20, 2018 and CYC will begin taking race entrant registrations through Regatta Network on and after that date. The official Notice of Race (NOR), Safety & Equipment Requirements and links to the race registration page will be ready and available for early bird sign-ups at that time.

If you have any questions about the race, as either boat owner or crew, please contact CYC Race Captain Dennis Damore at

Don't forget the annual 2018 Oregon Offshore Kickoff Party, to be held again this year April 16th at Kell's Restaurant in downtown Portland. Further details will be posted soon about the pre-race festivities on the official race blog, so keep checking back for important updates!

The legendary Oregon Offshore Skipper's Meeting will be held again this year in Astoria, Oregon on May 9th. Race skippers and navigators are required to join CYC race organizers and other race participants for important last minute updates on weather, safety equipment, tides, race start time and the race course.

Come, join the action at the 2018 CYC Oregon Offshore! Get your registration in early, beginning next week on January 20, 2018!

Best regards & safe passage to all considering this annual Northwest journey!

Race Captain
Corinthian Yacht Club of Oregon
2018 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race