Thursday, February 21, 2019

True Love

Is it the love of the ocean, the comradery, the challenge or love of something else that keeps these guys coming back? While True Love, a 44.7' Spencer 1330, might not be a familiar boat name to those watching the results from years past, the skipper and crew should be familiar. This will be the crew's fifth OOR, the previous four were on the Catalina 38 Peregrine. True Love was owned by the skipper's family in the early 90s, and after two subsequent owners and severe neglect the boat was going to auction in 2015. Steve and Sherri purchased her and started what ending up being a 3.5 year refit.

We look forward to seeing the results of that 3.5 of years of hard work in person. If the photos are any indication, we are in for a real treat!

You can find more information about True Love here:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2nd Overall

In 2014 Free Bowl of Soup had an unbelievably fast race, but finished 2nd overall to Blade Runner. Just like in 2014, Free Bowl of Soup is 2nd overall, but this time it is 2nd to sign up for Oregon Offshore 2019. These guys are anxious to get back out there after the propeller fiasco of 2018 when they hit a log and sheared off their propeller on the way to Astoria. Despite herculean efforts to replace the prop before the start, they finally had to do the Oregon Inshore (by trailer) to make it to Victoria.

This will be the Soup's 6th Offshore, with their Oregon Offshore highlight being an overall win in 2017. This boat and crew pride themselves on being very active racers, competing in races throughout the Northwest and beyond, including a class win in the 2014 Pacific Cup.

See more about this program at:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

1st Place for Image!

Image, Catalina 38 from Kirkland, WA was the first paid entrant in the 2019 Oregon Offshore!  This will be the first Offshore race for Image, but Image has participated in Swiftsure 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as many races in the Seattle area. First to register may not be the only first we report for Image, as they won their Division in the Swiftsure Lightship classic in 2018.

Even though this is the first Oregon Offshore for the boat, the crew is experienced with some who participated in Van Isle 360 in 2017. The skipper also sailed on Stay Gold in the Oregon Offshore 2017 and on Oxomoxo in Vic Maui 2018.  There is more information about Image on their website:

Monday, January 28, 2019

NOR and SER amendments

We have amended the Notice of Race (NOR) and the Safety Equipment Requirements (SERs). These changes will clarify several potentially ambiguous points and in the SERs, specifically, have either eliminated duplicate or unnecessary requirements or, in the case of the AIS, changed it from a requirement to a recommended item. The links on this website have been updated with the amended documents, and a new link, "Notice re: Amendments", has been added that contains a short summary of the changes to both the NOR and SERs. Lastly, the PDF of the entire Entry Packet and all documents at RegattaNetwork have also been updated. If you have already previously downloaded these documents, please download the new versions to ensure you have the latest information. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Denny Damore
Race Captain

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Details of the new Cascadia Cup Race

Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland, Oregon is inviting all racing yachts to participate in the first annual Cascadia Cup.  

This event is a race within a race and is open to all yachts that participate in the Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race and the Swiftsure International Yacht Race events.  

Swiftsure counting events are: Swiftsure Lightship Classic (PHRF Only), Cape Flattery Monohull (PHRF), and Juan De Fuca (PHRF). There will be a single trophy awarded for the overall winning yacht, consisting of a take-home commemorative plaque and a perpetual trophy which will be kept at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Victoria, BC, Canada.

The event will be open to all yachts possessing a current PHRF NW rating which enter the Oregon Offshore Race and the counting Swiftsure races.  Scoring will be by cumulative time and distance. Ties will be broken by awarding the win to the yacht with the best numerical finishes.

Corinthian Yacht Club will be issuing an official Notice of Race soon.  Sailing Instructions will be issued approximately two weeks before the start of the Offshore.

For further information, please contact the following;
Commodore: Craig W. Garrison:

Race Captain: Dennis Damore:

Monday, January 21, 2019

2019 Oregon Offshore #43 and Cascadia Cup is now open for Registration


This is the 43rd running of this 193 NM race starting at Buoy 2 at the entrance to the Columbia River and ending in Victoria BC,  The race dates are May 9 to May 12 and the crew party and skippers meeting is May 8 at the Rogue Brewpub in Astoria, Oregon.  Our title Sponsor, Schooner Creek Boatworks continues to support this challenging and fun event.  New this year is the Cascadia Cup that is open to all Oregon Offshore competitors that participate in one of the long course events of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race.

For registration, go to .

Looking forward to a great race and seeing all of our new and former competitors on the starting line.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time is Running Out for Safety at Sea Registration

We would like to remind all interested sailors that the Safety-at-Sea classes, a requirement for the Oregon Offshore, are filling up. Here's some info for signing up for the Vancouver, WA class:

Dates: February 9-10, 2019
Venue: Marshall/Luepke Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663 Registration: