Who We Are

The Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association (OCSA), established in 1958 and later incorporated in 1975, is an independent non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage and promote sailing events, with an emphasis on racing. OCSA’s all-volunteer Board comprises representatives from yacht clubs of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, who together plan the annual Race Calendar, and publish the OCSA Racebook and Course Charts. OCSA also develops race management skills by providing instruction for race conduct and management, and works toward better community awareness of sailing, water safety and the appreciation of sailing as a sport.

OCSA members are exposed to a variety of activities to suit their sailing interests, and receive the OCSA Racebook, OCSA Course Charts, special notices and discounts, and event invitations. For more information, please contact a Board Officer.

LETTER FROM THE COMMODORE

KittyCommodorePhoto

Greetings, fellow racers–welcome to the 2018 racing season!

I was pleased to be asked to be Vice Commodore last year, I am proud to serve as your 2018 OCSA Commodore, and I am looking forward to an exciting year of racing.

As I think about OCSA, I realize that I had only a general idea of the OCSA mission before last year. The OCSA Constitution states that, “The purpose of this association shall be to encourage and promote Corinthian sailing and to coordinate the sailing activities of the sailing clubs in NW Oregon and SW Washington.” So what exactly does “Corinthian” mean?

Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “Involving the highest standards of amateur sportsmanship.” When racing on the Columbia River with all of you, I see so many examples of exactly this and am proud to be part of such a community.

With the goals to increase participation, to enjoy more coordination between events, and to keep us all out on the water having fun, there are a few changes coming to the sailboat racing schedule this year. This includes:

  • A number of weekend events have moved around, so be sure to check the dates on the SailPDX calendar!
  • Beer Can Races have been moved to 5:00 pm on Saturdays (less traffic!!!)
  • SYSCO Evening Series:
    • Spring will start a week later than previously
    • Twilight will be held during Whidbey Island Race Week, which is four days only this year
  • Regattas: some changes have been made to the days of the week, month and sponsors
  • Picnics have been scheduled after the end of SYSCO’s Summer Evening Series and Short-Handed Soaker

OCSA owes a debt of gratitude to its many volunteers. We would not be able to function without the time given by our OCSA Officers (Nicole Sirois, Steve Moshofsky & Mary Hartel), our SailPDX webmasters (Ailona Dundore & Gary Whitney), our Racebook designer (Patsy Verhoeven) and Racebook advertising coordinator (Anna Campagna), and all of the race captains, PROs and many others–too numerous to name. I also look forward to working with Jim & Lenny Severs, as OCSA Co-Vice Commodores, to ensure another terrific season of sailboat racing.

I feel very fortunate to be a sailor on the Columbia River. It is a great joy to be able to sail with such a wonderful and energetic community of fellow sailing enthusiasts. I hope the coming year brings great fun, learning and a positive sense of camaraderie to all.

Sail Fast and Fair Winds,

Kitty Church

2018 OCSA Commodore

OFFICERS

COMMODORE
Kitty Church
Commodore@SailOCSA.org

CO-VICE COMMODORES
Vacant
ViceCommodore@SailOCSA.org

SECRETARY
Mary Hartel
Secretary@SailOCSA.org

REAR COMMODORE
Nicole Sirois
RearCommodore@SailOCSA.org

TREASURER
Steve Moshofsky
Treasurer@SailOCSA.org

CLUB RACE CAPTAINS

Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) - Portland
Dennis Damore
cyc-racecaptain@sailocsa.org

Island Sailing Club (ISC) - Portland
Lilli Matzke/Barry Ramsey
isc-racecaptain@sailocsa.org

Oregon Women's Sailing Association (OWSA)
Jan Burkhart
racing@owsa.net

Portland Yacht Club (PYC)
Mary Stainsby
pyc-racecaptain@sailocsa.org

Rose City Yacht Club (RCYC)
Tod Bassham
rcyc-racecaptain@sailocsa.org

Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon (SYSCO)
Jeff Eastes
sysco-racecaptain@sailocsa.org

Willamette Sailing Club (WSC)
Rich Haslacher
wsc-racecaptain@sailocsa.org

PAST BOARD MEMBERS

Click on a year to show officers from that year

2017

Nicole Sirois
Commodore

Kitty Church
Vice Commodore

Steve Moshofsky
Treasurer

Mary Hartel
Secretary

Rich Calnon
Rear Commodore

2016

Gary Bruner
Commodore

Nicole Sirois
Vice Commodore

Steve Moshofsky
Treasurer

Mary Hartel
Secretary

Rich Calnon
Rear Commodore

2015

Rich Calnon
Commodore

Gary Bruner
Vice Commodore

Alan Bergen
Treasurer

Mary Hartel
Secretary

Anna Campagna
Rear Commodore

2014

Anna Campagna
Commodore

Rich Calnon
Vice Commodore

Alan Bergen
Treasurer

Nancy Marshall
Secretary

Jeanine Hohn
Rear Commodore

2013

Jeanine Hohn
Commodore

Anna Campagna
Vice Commodore

Alan Bergen
Treasurer

Nancy Marshall
Secretary

Kimberly Rimkus
Rear Commodore

2012

Kimberly Rimkus
Commodore

Jeanine Hohn
Vice Commodore

Ailona Dundore
Treasurer

Mary Stainsby
Secretary

Mark McCuddy
Rear Commodore

2011

Kimberly Rimkus
Commodore

Ailona Dundore
Treasurer

Mark McCuddy
Rear Commodore

2010

Mark McCuddy
Commodore

Kimberly Rimkus
Vice Commodore

Ailona Dundore
Treasurer

Robert Neild
Secretary

Victoria & Timm Lessley
Rear Commodore

2009

Mark McCuddy
Commodore

Kimberly Rimkus
Vice Commodore

Craig Daniels
Treasurer

Alice Patten
Secretary

Victoria & Timm Lessley
Rear Commodore

2008

Victoria & Timm Lessley
Commodore

Mark McCuddy
Vice Commodore

Craig Daniels
Treasurer

Alice Patten
Secretary

2007

Victoria & Timm Lessley
Commodore

George Yioulos
Vice Commodore

Jill Dahlstrom
Treasurer

Alice Patten
Secretary

Scott Wirs
Rear Commodore

2006

Scott Wirs
Commodore

Stephen Estes
Vice Commodore

Diane Curtis
Secretary

Rob Waldron
Rear Commodore

2005

Bob Waldron
Commodore

Scott Wirs
Vice Commodore

Stephen Estes
Treasurer

Diane Curtis
Secretary

Al Calcagno
Rear Commodore

2004

Al Calcagno
Commodore

Bob Waldron
Vice Commodore

Stephen Estes
Treasurer

Marcie Fitzhugh
Secretary

Jeff Duvall
Rear Commodore

2003

Jeff Duvall
Commodore

Al Calcagno
Vice Commodore

Mark McCuddy
Treasurer

Erika Packer
Secretary

Frank Colistro
Rear Commodore

2002

Frank Colistro
Commodore

Jeff Duvall
Vice Commodore

Mark McCuddy
Treasurer

Erika Packer
Secretary

Nancy Kirk
Rear Commodore

2001

Nancy Kirk
Commodore

Frank Colistro
Vice Commodore

Mark McCuddy
Treasurer

Erika Packer
Secretary

Dale Waagmeester
Rear Commodore

2000

Dale Waagmeester
Commodore

Nancy Kirk
Vice Commodore

Joe Ellertson
Treasurer

Jacki McLaughlin
Secretary

Mark McPherson
Rear Commodore

1999

Mark McPherson
Commodore

Dale Waagmeester
Vice Commodore

Joe Ellertson
Treasurer

Nancy Kirk
Secretary

Mike McNaughton
Rear Commodore

1998

Mike McNaughton
Commodore

Mark McPherson
Vice Commodore

Arden Newbrook
Rear Commodore

1997

Arden Newbrook
Commodore

Mike McNaughton
Vice Commodore

Nancy Rander
Treasurer

Patsy Fischer
Secretary

David Wilson
Rear Commodore

1996

David Wilson
Commodore

Arden Newbrook
Vice Commodore

Holly French
Treasurer

Gale Marple
Secretary

Karen Owings
Rear Commodore

1995

Karen Owings
Commodore

David Wilson
Vice Commodore

Holly French
Treasurer

Gale Marple
Secretary

Bill Barton
Rear Commodore

1994

Karen Burkhard
Commodore

David Wilson
Vice Commodore

Holly French
Treasurer

Gail Rickles
Secretary

Bill Barton
Rear Commodore

1993

Bill Barton
Commodore

Karen Burkhard
Vice Commodore

Wylie Grabisch
Rear Commodore

1992

Wylie Grabisch
Commodore

Bill Barton
Vice Commodore

Dick Schweiger
Rear Commodore

1991

Dick Schweiger
Commodore

Wylie Grabisch
Vice Commodore

Laurie Raymond
Treasurer

Michelle Ashmore
Secretary

Kathy Kershner
Rear Commodore

1990

Kathy Kershner
Commodore

Dick Schweiger
Vice Commodore

Barb Chiapuzio
Treasurer

Bronson Potter
Secretary

Roger Herndon
Rear Commodore

1989

Roger Herndon
Commodore

Fred Croydon
Vice Commodore

Kathy Kershner
Secretary

Lloyd Clemans
Rear Commodore

1988

Lloyd Clemans
Commodore

Roger Herndon
Vice Commodore

Cindy Scott
Secretary