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Registration open for 2018 California Offshore Race Week

by San Diego Yacht Club Racing 3 Mar 2018 04:44 PST 26 May - 2 June 2018
2017 SoCal 300 © Sharon Green / ultimatesailing.com

Welcome to the 2018 California Offshore Race Week! Encinal Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are joining forces and races to provide you, your crew and your family with an exceptional Offshore Race Week that will take ocean-rated boats from San Francisco to San Diego with stops in Monterey and Santa Barbara.

Bringing the historic Spinnaker Cup and a revamped Coastal Cup together and joining in with the fourth running of the SoCal 300, racers have options of completing the entire week long event, or they can join in for any of the individual races on their own. The schedule is set up to keep the racing fast and fun and also allow enough shore time for family and friends to meet the racers at stops along the way for a wonderful week long tour of the California Coast.

Bill Guilfoyle, Santa Barbara Yacht Club's Junior Staff Commodore, explains the appeal of California Offshore Race Week.

"The California coast offers some of the best offshore racing conditions found anywhere in the world. The original concept of this race, which we started with SDYC in 2016, was to create a race that would be a tune-up for the longer offshore races and experienced crews sailing to Hawaii or Mexico that also offered an entry point for offshore capable boats looking for a way to gain offshore experience. Breaking the race into three segments offers something for everyone.

Starting in San Francisco, with stops in Monterey and Santa Barbara before finishing in San Diego, the race includes the best coastal venues California has to offer. The race can be sailed over two weekends or for those who have the time, I encourage racers and their families to spend the middle of the week in Santa Barbara. The weather is always fantastic at the end of May and SBYC holds a fun inshore race followed by a beach party with live music and great food. It's becoming one of the great California sailing traditions that you won't want to miss."

One Notice of Race, One Entry Form for all of the events.

Spinnaker Cup: May 26-27, 2018
San Francisco to Monterey

Coastal Cup: May 28-29, 2018
Monterey to Santa Barbara

SoCal 300: May 31-June 2, 2018
Santa Barbara to San Diego

Live Race Tracking

Both for safety and for fun, we'll track your progress during the overnight races, and allow friends, family and race fans to watch the action in real time.

2017 CORW Race Tracking Replays

Register Today!

Online Registration is open now and the Notice of Race is posted. Be a part of the 50+ boats that will race in part or all of the CA Offshore Race Week. Find out more about the logistics, ratings and host clubs at www.offshoreraceweek.com.

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