The Oregon Offshore is one of our favorite races we’ve done in the Pacific Northwest and we applaud race organizers for changing with the times. Here’s the latest update from Denny Damore, CYC Commodore and PNW Offshore Race Captain.

Here we go – this is the start of something Big! The Oregon Offshore is getting a facelift, a new name. Entering our 45th year, we’re now going to be the Schooner Creek Boat Works, Pacific NW Offshore. Oh, and it’s an International Yacht Race to boot. We’ll probably all keep calling it the Offshore for short, but this change recognizes the larger scope of the race in the Pacific NW and also that the base for the start of the race is moving from Astoria, OR to Ilwaco, WA.  Ilwaco brings a host of new opportunities and support to the race – the ability to moor all the boats together in one deep-draft marina, the excitement and strong support of a growing tourist destination of the Long Beach Peninsula as well as the City and Port of Ilwaco, the side benefit of shortening the commute to the start line, and, and…   

Stay tuned for more information. We have a new website coming online almost immediately with new logos and registration will be starting within a week or so. Make your plans to join us on the starting line May 7th, 2020. Ping me directly if you have any questions. We have 17 boats who are ready to register. Don’t be left on the dock wishing you were out there with the rest of us old salts tearing up the coast and down the straits.

It’s gonna be a great one and a fantastic tune up for the Vic Maui and the Pacific Cup.