Thursday, November 7, 2019

A new name, same game!

Oregon Offshore Racers

Here we go – this is the start of something Big! The Oregon Offshore is getting a facelift, a new name. Entering our 45th year, we're now going to be the Schooner Creek Boat Works, Pacific NW Offshore. Oh, and it's an International Yacht Race to boot. We'll probably all keep calling it the Offshore for short, but this change recognizes the larger scope of the race in the Pacific NW and also that the base for the start of the race is moving from Astoria, OR to Ilwaco, WA.  Ilwaco brings a host of new opportunities and support to the race -  the ability to moor all the boats together in one deep-draft marina, the excitement and strong support of a growing tourist destination of the Long Beach Peninsula as well as the City and Port of Ilwaco, the side benefit of shortening the commute to the start line, and, and...   

Stay tuned for more information. We have a new website coming online almost immediately with new logos and registration will be starting within a week or so. Make your plans to join us on the starting line May 7th, 2020. Ping me directly if you have any questions. We have 17 boats who are ready to register. Don't be left on the dock wishing you were out there with the rest of us old salts tearing up the coast and down the straits.

It's gonna be a great one and a fantastic tune up for the Vic Maui and the Pacific Cup. 

Denny Damore

CYC Commodore

PNW Offshore Race Captain

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sailing On Sunday Registration is now open

Registration for Sailing on Sunday is now open.  First race is on October 13.  We have folks signing up already and it looks like a great series is developing.  Come join the best racing in Portland.  Don't forget to sign up for committee boat duty and collect your class bullet!!  Hope to see all of you on the line over the winter.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Help out a local Portland sailing club

Vancouver Lake Sailing Club has a problem with the lake. It's being invaded with a weed called the Eurasian Milfoil. Estimates are that if left untreated, within 3 years the lake will be unusable for any kind of boating because the weed will take over. They have pulled together local charities and non-profits to raise about 75% of the $175,000 they need to treat the lake with an herbicide that is non-toxic to people, other plants, and aquatic animals. VLSC is holding a fundraiser at the lake this weekend, June 9th, on Sunday at 3:30 (see the attached flyer). There will be food and beverages. Spread the word, stop by if you can, and bring, or send, a donation to help a local fleet. Plus, who knows, maybe you'll get a ride in a Lightning and find out that crewing a dinghy on a lake is way more fun racing that fighting the current of either the Willamette or the Columbia. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cascadia Cup Win!!

Dave Raney’s Rage wins the Cascadia Cup

Dave Raney’s Wylie 70 Rage wins the inaugural Cascadia Cup on the way to victory in the 2019 Swiftsure Lightship Classic.  Dave and his determined crew stuck it out in light wind, no wind and counter current conditions to finish the Classic course at 00:10:58 on Monday the 28th.  Dave and his crew are a competitive bunch and were determined to finish for bragging rights and for the Cascadia Cup win.  The Cascadia Cup is a trophy awarded to the yacht with the lowest combined corrected time in the Oregon Offshore and either the Cape Flattery or the Lightship Classic Swiftsure races.  The Cascadia Cup trophy has been donated by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and will be awarded at the 2020 Swiftsure awards ceremony.  Congratulations to Dave and his tough crew of offshore veterans.  It is a great feeling to see Rage as the first winner of this trophy. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

                        Rumor has it that there is a sailboat race in Victoria