Sunday, March 31, 2013

Going North Seminar This Tuesday!

The Corinthian Yacht Club is proud to bring you GOING NORTH 2013

An evening of presentations on what you need to know to safely sail to, and enjoy all, that the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) has to offer. This is information that the seasoned racer, curious cruiser, and armchair sailor can use to put one’s blue water dreams in motion.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Race Trackers

Back by popular demand, competing boats will be provided with SPOT trackers again this year. If you’re a fan of ocean sailboat racing, come back on the 9th of May to watch the race unfold live here. For now, you can watch a replay of last year’s race.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's true...

Aja's entry has arrived! She's an Ericson 35-2 skippered by Rich Elstrom, out of Astoria, OR. PHRF 150.

We've heard quite a few rumors of other boats planning to enter. If they're all true, this will prove to be one of the biggest years yet for Oregon Offshore.

Photo credits Kristin Covert.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Updates to Oregon Offshore Race Packet

The 2013 Oregon Offshore Race Packet has been amended, and you can access the new version through the link on the left of this page. Two significant changes were made:

Meeting a manufacturer's requirements for life raft certification is not sufficient if the certification does not also meet PIYA standards. PIYA requires that life rafts have been certified more recently than May 12, 2011 for this year's race.

We've also changed the contact phone number for the finish line. Please make a note of the new number.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Peregrine is back!

We received an entry from Steve Smolinske of Bellevue, WA with his Catalina 38, Peregrine. She rates 123 and has run this race multiple times.

The fleet has now grown to ten boats!

Photo credits Island Planet Sails.

Check your passports!

Skippers and crew, be sure to check your passports. They take 4-6 weeks for processing, and you'll need them to get into Canada at the end of the race. The start is only 49 days away!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Three more boats have joined the fleet

We have received entries from three more boats, all owned by CYC members:
  • Rage, a Wylie 70 owned by Nancy and Steve Rander with a PHRF rating of -69;
  • Riva, a J-46 owned by Scott Campbell with a PHRF rating of 45;
  • and Bum's Rush, a Cascade 36 owned by Mark McCuddy

Bum's Rush rates 183 and was the race winner in 2011. We're glad to have her back!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Two more new entries (and a rumor of a third)

CYC member Doug Schenk has entered his J105, Free Bowl of Soup. Doug has run this race multiple times and we are looking forward to seeing him again.
Another CYC member, Tom Kelly has entered Anam Cara, a J-122. Anam Cara is a successful racer (she won the Swiftsure two years ago). 

Rumor has it that we should also see an entry from Astoria Yacht Club from Rich Elstrom and his boat Aja. Aja had mechanical difficulties last year, but everything is repaired and they are looking forward to the race.