North Sails NEWS
Kicking off the first installment of this event, we congratulate the CORW race organizers and share in their excitement to see the regatta grow. Read the full release on the official regatta website.
California Offshore Race Week is the exciting grouping of three California coastal races, five yacht clubs and one in-port race under an overall trophy. We’d like to thank SD Boatworks, North Sails, Mount Gay Rum and The Pirates Lair for making this race come to life!
Starting on Friday, May 27 in San Francisco Bay, the series takes off under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on an 88nm trek to Monterey. Here they will spend a day long layover to get rested and ready for the sled ride to Santa Barbara. Picking up on Sunday, May 29, the Coastal Cup starts in Monterey Bay and runs 200nm around Point Conception and into Santa Barbara. A multi-day layover in Santa Barbara will allow racers to recoup, repair and enjoy the local scene. Santa Barbara Yacht Club will be hosting shoreside parties and all will be invited to a ‘just for fun’ in-port race on Wednesday afternoon, which will see the offshore crews link up with the local Beer Can racers for fresh round of buoy racing. The final leg starts on Friday, June 3 with the SoCal 300 sending the fleet through the channel islands on their way to San Diego, a total trip of 254nm. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 5 at San Diego Yacht Club. California Offshore Race Week has been endorsed by the Offshore Racing Association as the official “California Offshore Championship”, hence the winner will stand as the 2016 California Offshore Champion… until next year!
Get your offshore inventory ready to go for this annual event, and remember North Sails is here to help you!
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