Sunday, March 26, 2017

Entry: Riva, J/46

Riva is a J46 based in Portland Oregon. She has had an active racing schedule since 2003 with almost annual participation in both the Oregon Offshore and Swiftsure races. She has taken first place trophies numerous times in both races in her division and class. She is also also a three time veteran of the Pacific Cup race from San Francisco to Hawaii in 2006, 2010, and 2016. Welcome back Riva!

PHRF rating 45


Entry: Sloop Dawg, Beneteau 405

Another first time entry, Sloop Dawg, a Beneteau 405 skippered by Adam Marvin, hails from Seattle, WA. Although this is Sloop Dawg's first Oregon Offshore race, Adam and crew raced last year aboard Canard, a Jeanneau 36i. Shortly after, the crew raced their fourth Swiftsure and first ever Vic Maui. Sloop Dawg will stay around for Swiftsure's Juan De Fuca race. PHRF rating 93.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Entry: Sol Pacifico, Catalina 470

First time entry! Sol Pacifico, a Catalina 470 skippered by Randall Barnes, hails from Seattle, WA. Sol Pacifico is named after the skipper's preferred cervezas mexicanas; however, since moving from Los Angeles to Seattle, you're more likely to find the holds packed with more aggressive varieties to fend off the Nothern cold. Sol Pac has traditionally been crewed by a diverse international race team. This year is no exception with crew members originally hailing from the US, Canada, Iceland, South Africa, Belgium, and Great Britain. Randall will also race Sol Pacifico in the Swiftsure Lightship Classic.

PHRF rating 141

Entry: Desperado, New York 36

Jerry Barnes has been an active part of the Oregon Offshore Race for years, both behind the scenes and on the water. This year Jerry has decided to go all in with his New York 36, Desperado. She last raced the OOR in 2013 with a memorable photo finish, 14 seconds between the second, third and fourth place boats in the fleet! Welcome back! Hope you have a WHALE of a good time

Double Hand, Swiftsure 2013

Monday, March 20, 2017

Entry: Rage, Wylie 70

Skipper David Raney did not disappoint again this year. He and the Rage crew will represent Portland in hopes to keep the legacy going strong. Rage, Wylie 70, was First to Finish and First in Class in the 2016 race and has previously snagged their fair share of victories before that. Rage will race Swiftsure then begin the rigorous preparations for Pac Cup 2018. PHRF -63

Monday, March 13, 2017

Entry Escape Artist, J/105

Looks like we're gonna have ourselves some friendly J/105 competition this year. First time participant, Escape Artist, skippered by Dana Sibilla, is the "youngest" of the four Portland based J/105 One Design teams. While this is the first Oregon Offshore for the boat, the combined experience of the crew will bring some stiff competition on the race course. Once in Victoria, Escape Artist will stay for Swiftsure then plans to make her way over for Whidbey Island Race Week for a second year.

 PHRF rating 93

Entry from Stay Gold, Morgan 36T

Always great to welcome new boat participants! Hailing from Gig Harbor, WA, Team Stay Gold, with skipper Brian Bugge, is an average group of sailors bound by their limitless passion for the sea. With a spirit of never-say-die, they'll stay gold until the end- no matter what comes their way. The plan is to continue on to Swiftsure before heading over to Her new permanent home, Hawaii. Good luck to you! PHRF rating 126