Monday, February 26, 2018

Entry: 2017 OOR Overall Winner Free Bowl of Soup, J/105

Team Free Bowl of Soup began in 1999 with a J/24, now being campaigned by in Seattle as "Sopa Libre" by one of the team. In 2011, a 3-way partnership was formed with Eric Hopper, Matt Davis, and Doug Schenk to acquire a J/105 to continue to race Offshore races, including Pacific Cup, as well as regional One-Design races. After a great run crewing for John Hanna's Orizaba, these guys just want to keep the magic flowing. This will be the Soup's sixth Oregon Offshore, with the highlight, and honor, of the overall win in 2017! Last year happened to be the first year we ever offered a J/105 division. Will this year be the second?!

The Soup guys will also be competing in the Swiftsure Cape Flattery race this year. 

Round the County race 2016
PHRF  93

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Entry: Fortuna, C&C 115

Let's keep the new boat entries rolling in! Welcome Seattle based skipper David De Lanoy and the Fortuna crew! This C&C 115 boasts a PHRF rating of 72 and will race in the A2 Fleet. Oregon Offshore is one of their key events for the season and will be followed by Swiftsure. Their best result was a divisional win in the 2013 Swiftsure Cape Flattery race. Looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish in this race!

Entry: Salient, Beneteau First 40.7

Another first time OOR entry! We welcome skipper Christof Marti and Simply Sailing of North Vancouver, BC who will race Salient, a Beneteau 40.7, in the ORC fleet. They are an amateur racing team based in Vancouver, Canada. The story began over 10 years ago aboard Turicum with a group of enthusiastic sailors led by Warren Hale. Many of the original team joined John Mortimer on String Theory after Turicum retired from racing.

Today, almost half of the team aboard Salient started their offshore journey on Turicum. They are proud to carry the torch and want to share their story while preparing for the Vic-Maui 2018 Race. Join us on this adventure!

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