The 43rd Annual Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race, sponsored by Schooner Creek Boatworks, started on Thursday, May 9 after a postponement that was waiting for the 5.5 knots ebb tide and current to begin to flow out of the Columbia River and over the Columbia River Bar just offshore. The 193-mile race started at 9:25am…Read more
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Larchmont Yacht Club in New York kicked off it summer offshore sailing season with their Edlu Race, first sailed in 1956. The event has two courses for different types of sailors. The Spinnaker course is 32.0nm from the Larchmont Breakwater to Gong 11B off Eaton's Neck and back. The Non-Spinnaker course is approximately 20.0nm. Winning…Read more
The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club’s Race to the Straits in Seattle, WA is all singlehanded or doublehanded teams. Saturday’s leg to Port Townsend was a light wind, current-plagued challenge. Sunday’s leg back was with plenty of breeze from the north. In the six-boat J/105 doublehanded class, it was John Aitchison’s MOOSE UNKNOWN that took honors,…Read more
The second and final weekend of the 40th Annual American Yacht Club Spring Series in Rye, NY concluded May 5 in the same way it started on April 27-28 – with challenging weather that included little wind on Saturday and heavy rain on Sunday. Seventy boats competed in nine classes. The J/105s were well represented…Read more
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