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                                         The 43nd Annual

Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race 
scheduled to start Thursday, May 9, 2018
 This 193-mile race begins off the coast of Astoria, Oregon, and finishes in the harbor at Victoria, British Columbia.

May 9 - 12, 2019

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Welcome Oregon Offshore Racer:

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland (CYC) invites you to participate in the 43nd Annual, Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race, scheduled to start Thursday, May 9, 2019. This 193-mile race begins off the coast of Astoria, Oregon, and finishes in the harbor at Victoria, British Columbia. All of the entry forms are included in this entry packet, but you can also enter the race, fill out forms, and pay fees electronically at www.sailpdx.org under the menu “Events Notice and Registration Board.

You will find additional information for this race and an opportunity to join the related Google Group at the official race website: http://www.oregonoffshore.org and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oregonoffshore/

An exciting new addition to the race this year, in collaboration with the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, is the Cascadia Cup. This new event is open to all competitors in the Oregon Offshore that also choose to compete in the Swiftsure Classic, the Juan De Fuca, or the Cape Flattery Races and have a current PHRF NW certificate. There is no cost for this combined race and registration is automatic for Oregon Offshore PHRF-NW Competitors.

We are also delighted to announce that the 2019 Oregon Offshore is a qualifying race for the 2020 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race! See http://www.vicmaui.org for more information about this great race from Victoria, BC, to Maui, Hawaii.

A few notes:

The skipper of each competing yacht will need to demonstrate compliance with CYC’s published SERs, CYC’s Notice of Race (NOR), and prescribed safety issues listed in any supplemental Sailing Instructions (SI). All competing yachts, except those in the Cruising Class, are required to have a valid handicap-rating certificate for their appropriate class (e.g., PHRF NW, ORC, etc.).

Entry deadline is 2200 hours (PDT) Monday, April 15, 2019. This is the same day as our Kickoff Party at 1830 hours usually at Kells Irish Pub in downtown Portland. We will confirm the location and update you via email and on the website with enough time to make your plans to attend. This event is a great opportunity to meet other skippers and crew, fill out your crew roster, connect with yachts that need additional crew, and firm up to and from transportation issues.

Skippers will need to check in with any final paperwork prior to the Skipper’s Meeting in Astoria on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – details of the check-in to follow via email and online. The Skippers’ Meeting itself will begin at 1800 hours on May 8, 2019, at the Rogue Public House in Astoria, with a weather briefing and announcements of start time, class breakdowns, and other race details while your crew is buying T-shirts and having a burger and fries in the pub.

At the finish, crews can look forward to warm towels, champagne, and photos, followed by an excellent dock party, which goes on as long as yachts are finishing. Family and friends are welcome to volunteer to assist with yacht greeting and finish line activities. An awards barbeque will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 1100 hours, hosted at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. All family and friends are welcome to attend to celebrate the race finish.  Transportation to and from the moorage will be provided.

Remember: You must have a valid passport or passport card for traveling to or from the United States into Canada.

A final participation note:

This race is an exciting opportunity to experience overnight offshore racing. Nevertheless, while the only formal requirement for skippers and crew to participate in the race is specified in the Safety Equipment Requirements 4.3.1, i.e., that 30% of the crew will have successfully participated in a Safety at Sea course within the past five years, due to the unpredictable and sometimes hazardous conditions that may be encountered off the Washington coast and throughout the course, the following additional suggestions are offered as guidelines for skills and levels of experience needed:

  • THE SKIPPER OF THE YACHT SHOULD HAVE COMPETED IN AT LEAST TWO OVERNIGHT OFFSHORE RACES;
  • AT LEAST 50% OF THE CREW SHOULD HAVE OVERNIGHT OFFSHORE SAILING EXPERIENCES; AND
  • NO LESS THAN TWO MEMBERS OF THE CREW SHOULD BE COMPETENT TO NAVIGATE SUCCESSFULLY WITH A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A COMPASS, DEPTH SOUNDER, & GPS.

With these suggestions in mind, we remind participants that under the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 4, the sole and inescapable responsibility of the decision to race or continue racing lies with the Person in Charge of the boat and her crew.

On behalf of Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland, we look forward to you joining us for the Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race!

If you have any questions, please contact the race.captain@cycportland.org.

Here’s to a great race!

 

Dennis Damore

Race Captain, CYC Portland

 

 

Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland

865 NE Tomahawk Island Drive

Suite 102, Box 302

Portland, Or 97217

 

The Organizing Authority is the Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland, Inc.



     

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Skipper/Owner Waiver and Release 2019


Sailing Vessel                                                                                                                                                     , which is Skippered by                                                                                             and Owned by                                                                                              and described on page the race entry form for the 2019 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race (Oregon Offshore), in consideration of Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland (CYC) accepting this entry: I/We hereby warrant that this Sailing Vessel (defined to include the sailing vessel, skipper, owner, and crew) will be outfitted, equipped, and handled in accordance with all relevant domestic and international regulations, including, but not limited to, the  Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER, January 2018) as prescribed by CYC for the Oregon Offshore, and other requirements listed in the Notice of Race (NOR), Sailing Instructions (SI), and Supplemental Sailing Instructions (SSI); that she will have all the required equipment aboard; that she is seaworthy in hull, rig, and gear; and that she will be competently crewed. I/We certify that I/We am/are carrying a minimum of US $500,000 per occurrence liability insurance that does not contain an exclusion from sailboat racing, and which covers property damage, personal injury, and death. I/We agree that the PHRF-NW handicap rating and/or ORC handicap rating to be filed with CYC will be the applicable rating for the Sailing Vessel at the time she starts the race.


 


By my/our signature(s), I/We agree to accept and abide by the regulations and the sailing instructions of the race. I/We certify that I/We am/are a member in good standing of a US Sailing or CYC Yacht Club. I/We agree that I/We, as skipper, accept responsibility for my/our crew without limitation in relation to the Oregon Offshore race. In consideration of being permitted to enter the race, being fully knowledgeable of the risks of sailing as a competitive sport, and recognizing that it shall be the sole responsibility of each skipper/owner to decide whether to start or to continue the race, I/We, on behalf of the skipper, owner, and crew, voluntarily assume the risk of participating in the race.


 


I/We, on behalf of the skipper, owner, and crew, and each of our executors, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims, demands, cause of action and judgments that I/We each may have against CYC, its officers, directors, members, employees, volunteers and agents, and any one or more of them, their successors, executors, administrators, heirs and assigns related in any way to the participation of this Sailing Vessel in this race, and all related activities, together with any costs including reasonable attorney’s fees that may be incurred as a result of any such claims in any way related to this sailboat’s participation in the race.


 


I/We certify that I/We have informed the crew of this waiver and release against CYC as described herein.


 


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Skipper’s Signature (Person in charge of the Sailboat during the race.)


 


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Parent or Guardian’s Signature (If Skipper is a minor.)


 


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Owner’s Signature (If Skipper is not the owner of the sailboat.)

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