Saturday, April 20, 2019

Offshore in the News

It's always fun to get recognized by the sailing media!  J/Sailing News is great about finding and writing about J/Boats around the world.  Check out what they have to say about The Oregon Offshore here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Going, Going, Go...stop the presses!

While much of the fleet was enjoying the Kick Off Party, Phillip Wampold was busy typing up his entry to sneak in just before the deadline.  Zaff Racing is a J/92 out of Victoria, BC and they are our 21st and last boat to enter as the entry deadline has now come and gone.  Phillip describes Zaff Racing as a rag tag crew of rum dumping young buds looking for fun, fast adventures.  They must put down the rum long enough to do a little sailing as they have posted some impressive results including class wins in the 2018 Pacific Cup, 2018 Southern Straits and the 2018 Patos Island Classic.  See more about this program here:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Whoodat is back!

Whoodat is Tartan 33 hailing from Spokane, WA and skippered by Kevin Jones.  With a PHRF rating of 162 Whoodat isn't likely to be a line honors contender, but all that means is they get more racing for their money.  Whoodat started the Oregon Offshore a couple of years ago but withdrew due to engine problems before turning right at Neah Bay. The boat was new to Kevin then and having corrected those pesky engine issues, the team is excited to give the OOR another go. This will be the first offshore race (finish anyway) for Whoodat, though the crew has sailed thousands of offshore miles, including two deliveries from Hawaii to Seattle. By the way, Kevin says this is the only photo of Whoddat under way, so anyone with a camera during the race should snap some photos for next year's Offshore entry announcement.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Fortunate One

115 that is.  We are happy to welcome back Fortuna, our second C&C 115 to join the 2019 Oregon Offshore Fleet.  Skippered by David De Lanoy along with John Price, Fortuna hails from Seattle, WA. In 2018 they had a strong showing and were hooked from the experience.  Fortuna has competed in long distance events ranging from Round The County to Southern Straits to multiple Swiftsures with a divisional win in 2013. The team is anxious for more podium finishes.  With two C&C 115s in the race, hopefully we see a good friendly rivalry!  See more about this team here: Fortuna's Facebook Page.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time to raise the roof, raise a glass, and raise your sails (almost) !!

Hey there Sailors, wanna party? Don’t we always? Time to celebrate the kickoff of this year’s Oregon Offshore. Skippers, Crew, friends and wannabe friends, everyone is invited to Kells in downtown Portland (112 SW 2nd Ave.) on Monday April 15 at 6:30. The kitchen will be open, the bar will be open, the raffle will be on, the T-shirts and Hats will be on sale, and everyone will still be in first place for this year’s race! Don’t miss it! Bring your enthusiasm and support the longest and best ocean race in the Pacific Northwest. See you a week from Monday! Whoo-hoo!