Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Swiftsure 2018

 

Good Luck 2018 Swiftsure Racers!

CYC Portland would like to wish everyone racing this year all the best! Get out there have fun and Craig Garrison, CYC Commodore is predicting a hard weather leg and a screaming downwind run!
A special shout out to the Oregon boats doing the race this year: Rage, Anam Cara, Abstract, Riva (Craig has hear it may be the last race with Scott and company),
Free Bowl of Soup, Souffle, Spar Trek, Velocity, and Rain Drop.

Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Offshore Photos from Awards party

Schooner Creek Boat Works
2018 Oregon Offshore International Race
Photos from the Awards Party

Thank you again to all of our Gold Sponsors: Columbia Crossings, and West Coast Sailing
Silver Sponsors: North Sails, Passion Yachts, Corino Marine Services, Fisheries Supply, Yeti, Hayden Island Canvas, A. Mazon, New Era Insurance LLC,  Hot Tub Boats

CYC Leadership/Race Committee

PHRF A2 - 1st - Abstract

PHRF B - 2nd - Journeyman

PHRF B and Overall - 1st - Rain Drop

Persistence - Free Bowl of Soup

First to Finish Trophy

Old Salt - Cool Change

PHRF Overall Trophy

 First to Finish - Rage

Cruising Class - Souffle

PHRF C - 2nd - Cool Change

PHRF C - 1st - Taku

PHRF A1 - 1st - Hana Mari

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Schooner Creek Oregon Offshore International Yacht Club Winners 2018



2018 Oregon Offshore Winners overall and 1st in Class B


Schooner Creek Boat Works would like to congratulate all of the racers who participated in the 2018 Schooner Creek Boat Works Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race! Especially the overall winner Rain Drop with the youngest racer this year, 14 year old Piper Easton! Schooner Creek Boat Works is proud to support the sailboat racing community. It is very important to us that this community continues to expand and incorporate the next generation of sailors. We hope our commitment to 3 years of title sponsorship can help advance this race and the international sailing community. We believe the best way of expanding the sport is by introducing your passion for sailing to your friends and family. It's hard not to be intrigued by sailing once you've gotten a taste. We love being part of the Schooner Creek Boat Works Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race and are looking forward to future years!

Phot Credit to Danielle Easton
 

And the Winner is...






Congratulations to Joby Easton and the Rain Drop crew on 1st Overall!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

More photos

 
 
 
More memories













Schooner Creek Boat Works enjoyed helping prep several of the race boats to make sure they were ready, safe and looking good for the race. We had the pleasure of servicing Riva, Anam Cara, Velocity, Souffle CAI 34 and Rage. These services included bottom paint, engine services, repairs and more. Pictured is Rage receiving last minute repairs from one of our lead technicians, Adam Blankinship. Come see us today to build your dream race boat or repair/prep your current boat for future races
 
Schooner Creek Boat Works 503-735-0569

 
 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

CYC Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race 2018 - Series Standing

 
Race Results for 2018 Oregon International Yacht Race
 
click on the link 


 
Thank you to all who participated
and our Gold sponsors for all they did!
Schooner Creek, Columbia Crossings,, West Coast Sailing
as well as the Silver Sponsors
North Sails, A Mazon Associates, New ERA Insurance LLC, Hayden Island Canvas, Passion Yachts, Blue Heron Chiropractic, Corino Marine Services, Fisheries Supply, Hot Tub Boats, Yeti!
Thank you!
 


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Shuttle schedule Sunday

We have arranged two shuttles from Greater Victoria Harbour to and from Royal Victoria Yacht Club on Sunday for those who plan to attend the post race awards BBQ. We hope to see all skippers and crew there. Please arrive five to ten minutes early.

Ship Point to RVYC
Departs 10:30 and 11:10 

RVYC to Ship Point
Departs 1:00 and 1:45


Finish line pictures



 
Pictures from the finish line
 
 









Race Tracker update 5.12 at 11.10 AM

 
 
Race Tracker update 5.12 at 11.10 AM

 
 
Spar Trek has withdrawn, Souffle is cooking! Tabu is past Race Rocks!

Sail Change


Looks like the winds are shifting around and dying down from a a nice westerly spinnaker run to the East.  Whoever posted the Quicklook here looks like he is spinning the arm on Twister board. This will be a challenge for the sailors to fight current flow to finish the race.

Tracker 5.12.18 at 5:50 AM

 
May 12 at 5:50 AM


 
Still about half the boats yet to come in. 
Taku will be next, they are approaching Race Rocks!
 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Race Tracker 5.11.18 10:12

Race Tracker 5/11/18 at 10:12 PM


 
The race is still on! Looks like Tracker hasn't updated. Rage is in, Riva is in,
Hana Mari has checked in from Race Rocks.
 
 

No Rain on Rain Drop


Looks like clear skies for these racers on Rain Drop.  Piper on the helm, Mark on the sheet, Andy on the backstay?  Glad to see you working hard Andy.

Race Tracker update 6.39 PM

Race Tracker 6:39 update.....


Riva is coming up fast! Then Hana Mari!
Anam Cara and Raindrop close together.
Everyone is doing so well! They are out there having the time of their lives!!!! I love it!

Rage at the finnish 17:13 PM

Rage at the finish, wind had lightened. 17:13


 
Great job guys!

Sponsor Spotlight: Schooner Creek Boat Works

Schooner Creek Boat Works is very proud and excited to have four of our own participating in the race this year! Our guys on team Rage are Owner Kevin Flanigan, Jake McFadin, Adam Blankinship and Quinn Flanigan. We are very happy to see our custom built Rage and Hana Mari doing so well in this year's race! Here's a video taken by Quinn Flanigan of dolphins racing alongside Rage. - Taniyah, Schooner Creek Boat Works

Hey, and we would love to see more Schooner Creek boats in the race!  Magic Carpet, where ya at?  Thank you Schooner Creek for your wonderful support AND participation.

Rage on the way in

Rage at Race Rocks!

Race Tracker update 3:50 today

                                                   

   Crazy! Rage flew down the straits at Race Rocks!!!! Riva and Hana Mari
about half way there from the entrance to the straits. Boy there is a bottleneck at the turn.
Sooo exciting!

Sponsor Spotlight: Schooner Creek Boat Works


Schooner Creek Boat Works is very proud and excited to have four of our own participating in the race this year! Our guys on team Rage are Owner Kevin Flanigan, Jake McFadin, Adam Blankinship and Quinn Flanigan. We are very happy to see our custom built Rage and Hana Mari doing so well in this year̢۪s race! Here's a video taken by Quinn Flanigan of dolphins racing alongside Rage. - Taniyah, Schooner Creek Boat Works



Hey, and we would love to see more Schooner Creek boats in the race!  Magic Carpet, where ya at?  Thank you Schooner Creek for your wonderful support AND participation.


Strait Shooter

I'd rather have the spin up flying down the strait right now than sitting in the hole near the entrance fo sho. Rage made their move across the channel and is passing Sheringham Point towards Race Rocks. Riva is dodging commercial traffic at 8.3kts with Hana Mari catching a plane at 10.2 kts!

Tuff break for the rest of A Fleet, Rain Drop and Turnagain fighting to make 1 or 2 kts over ground just to enter the strait. Will Journeyman, Taku, Abstract and Back Bay make up some ground as they all average 5-6kts?

AND don't forget Soufflé cruising at 6.1 kts... although I have a sneaking suspicion they might have a boost from their "cruising class" motor rights. I'm just waiting for a McGregor 26x enter with a 50hp and abuse the cruising class rule LOL!

Tactics Watch: Salient’s move, America vs Canada

From the Tactics Corner brought to you by Passion Yachts: Yacht Sales and Sailings Lessons

Looks like Salient's move to stronger Ocean breeze has paid off as they are expected to cross Fortuna and left Abstract behind.  Rain Drop has made some great decisions on the course and has caught up to the A fleet.  Rain Drop is leading the B fleet and is rivaling for First Overall.

Taku is looking great for the C fleet and is sitting in 1st place at the moment.

Hana Mari and Riva slowed while rounding the mark into the Strait and setting their spins for a nice ride.  Big decisions to be made by the competitors on whether the US or Canadian coast looks better.  Winds can often be uneven and favor either side.  Boats need to chose a side for current relief and to stay out of the way of commercial traffic.  Looks like Rage is running the outside edge of the inbound shipping channel near the US side.  Watch their tactics when they decide to make their move across the strait.

Racing the Straits


Data Buoy 46087  mid channel, Straits of Juan de Fuca shows wind direction 90 degrees (East), speed 4 knots, gust 6 knots,wave height 2.8',  dominant wave period 7.8 seconds, mean wave direction 276 degrees (West)...

Where would you go?

Tracker update 8:10 5.11.18

Tracker update 5.11.18  8:10 AM



The report from Craig Garrison in Victoria is that the wind has lightened and the fleet is compressing.
with the tide changing from Flood to Ebb.... it will be a battle.

Depending on wind with the ebb which side? Oregon or Washington...will be interesting to see who goes where to avoid the biggest battle of the ebb tide. Stay tuned!!!!

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors for supporting the Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race.! North Sails, A Mazon, New Era Insurance, Passion Yachts, Hayden Island Canvas, Blue Heron Chiropractic, Fisheries Supply, Hot Tub boats, Yeti.

Rage on Rage

There is nothing more frustrating than light, shifty winds while trying to round the mark. Oh wait, yes there is when the rest of fleet has wind behind you! Rage's lead may diminish here as they fight to round the buoy outside of the straight in light winds. They have two more hours before high tide and winds are not predicted to pick up for a few more hours as well... just in time for the other yachts to round...

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Tactics Watch: Abstract, Salient, Fortuna

From the Tactics Corner brought to you by Passion Yachts: Yacht sales and Sailing lessons.

As of midnight last night Fortuna, Salient and Abstract were all taking a starboard hitch out to the Ocean less than 2 miles from each other (that is close in Ocean racing).  Fortuna took the first tack and passed both transoms followed by both Abstract and Salient around 0120.  In a change of tactics Salient decided to take another hitch out to the Ocean as the Fortuna and Abstract followed the lead boats closer to shore, making a wide gap on the race course.  We will see is Salient's decision will pay off as the boats converge at the rounding to the strait or if Ocean breezes did not favor the bold.